Woof Trekking Dispatch #1: Angels Flight, July 2012

Woof Trekking Dispatch #1: Angels Flight, July 2012

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Los Angeles was our very first stop on our very first Woof Trek. On our second day there, we drove around the downtown area and found a parking spot in the shade of the towering skyscrapers. We were on a mission to see Angels Flight.

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Angels Flight is a funicular railway that runs up and down Bunker Hill. It originally opened in 1901, then closed in 1969, and reopened in 1996. Another fun detail is that the cars are named: Olivet and Sinai.

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As we sat down to write this article, we discovered that Angels Flight closed in July 2013, due to apparent safety issues. What’s more is that the green space around Angels Flight, aka Angels Knoll, has also been closed according to this LA Times article. The park was featured in the movie (500) Days of Summer (Source).

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We first heard about Angels Flight from one of our favorite mystery authors, Michael Connelly. The 6th Harry Bosch novel is titled Angels Flight and is an excellent book that we highly recommend for fans of the mystery genre and of Los Angeles.


Angels Flight (A Harry Bosch Novel)

We hopped on at the bottom and prepared ourselves for an excellent adventure!

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The view from the top. Not a particularly long ride, but fun none the less!

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Here is an official ticket stub that we received once we exited the little train.

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Here you can see the ticket booth at the top of the hill.

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Another beauty shot of the tangerine titans.

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We had a great time going up on Angels Flight. The dogs did not ride with us, as it seemed unlikely that that would be allowed. We realize that this article is not very “Woof,” so we found a couple other articles to compensate:

‘Table for two. One of us will sit on the floor.’ Pet-friendly L.A. restaurants
We particularly like the sound of #3, Lazy Dog restaurant and bars with its dog friendly meal options.

13 Things Your Dog Really Wants To Do With You in Los Angeles
Our favorite from this list is #7, the BowWow Workout, with its human + dog workouts! Check out the video below!

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