The last week of my residency in the Echo Park Film Center has begun … I enjoy every single day, no other than the 4 weeks before. The classes are over, I’m still finishing some short films (I love riding the bus! One film will be called „704“ about my favourite bus from Echo Park direct to Santa Monica Beach. I admire the drivers, did I mention this? Today we got stuck in a traffic jam and crept reeeealy slow. But the driver stayed cool and friendly and announced the next stations (normally a tape is running) plus extra information about connecting buses and a good afternoon & take care to all leaving passengers. I loved that guy!
Normally I don’t really like tourist attraction but Santa Monica Pier is different. Well, you can of course have your name written on a rice grain and buy t-shirts and ice cream and lose it to the brave seagulls …
… but you also encounter … music. I took a break there at the very end of the pier and listened to the guitar player. Even felt like buying a CD – support your local musicians – and had a nice chat with him about the unbeatable weather and good places for musicians. His name is Stephen Wild.
Back in Echo Park my feet got itchy and whispered: „we need cowboy boots! Now!“ So I stumbled across „American Vintage“ on 1707 Sunset. And I found a pair! I tried them on and they were just perfect. They found me.
Next whisperer (stomach) signaled: hungry! I found a little quesadilla stand on the street (Sunset / Echo Park Ave) run by two women and their children. Delicious! They prepare quesadillas in their pans and you can add anything you like (cactus pieces!). I very much recommend them. One quesadilla 3 $.
Good night everybody and sunny vibes!!!!