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Greetings from Los Angeles! Well, more accurately, from LAX, from where I’ll soon be taking off again for the East Coast. This week absolutely flew by. I kicked off the week crossing from Tennessee into Kentucky, where I soaked up as much as I could of the Bluegrass State in my less than forty-eight whirlwind hours there. Then it was back to Tennessee and onward to California, where I spent Father’s Day with my dad and little sister. I love how much time I’m getting with family this summer! At first it was an adjustment to think of my dad so far away on the West Coast, but he’s thrilled to be in Los Angeles and I look forward to exploring his new city with him. I’ve already booked a trip back in September, as this one was all too short.

Now, I’m looking forward to a busy week of working back in Albany, winding down from the action packed two before it. I’ve learned how important these weeks of downtime are for me, and to cherish those empty swaths on my calendar. Happy Monday!

Photo A

KentuckyLexington, Kentucky!

Photo B

Kentucky HorsesKentucky horses, roaming regally

Photo C

LACMA Los AngelesA popular exhibit at LACMA in Los Angeles

Photo D

Los Angeles Looking up and down in LA

Which photo is your favorite?

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64 Comments...
  • Camels & Chocolate
    June 22 2015

    It’s a close tie between B and C but B wins out mainly because I KNOW THOSE HORSES
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    • Meihoukai
      June 24 2015

      And those horses know you šŸ˜‰

      • My Hidden Paris
        June 25 2015

        Haha! Meihoukai you are really funny šŸ˜€

        Anyway, some beautiful photos collection of california. I like B.

        • Meihoukai
          June 28 2015

          Ha, well Kristin and I met those horses together, actually! So they do know her šŸ™‚ Thanks for voting!

  • Aunt Karen
    June 22 2015

    I like C. It’s a great angle. Never been there so that’s kind of a factor!

    • Meihoukai
      June 24 2015

      I bet you’ll be going there soon šŸ™‚

  • Jenia
    June 22 2015

    Photo A! We JUST came back from Woodford Reserve distillery — guess why we ended up there? I saw it on your instagram! We were there Saturday, and it rained so hard, but it was still pretty neat. Now I want to go back for those rolling hills and the horses šŸ™‚
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    • Meihoukai
      June 24 2015

      Aw, I love hearing that Jenia! It’s a beautiful little spot, huh? Sorry to hear you had rain — I guess the bourbon tastes the same regardless of the weather, though!

  • Stephanie
    June 22 2015

    Love the pics, I like Photo B the best though :).
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    • Meihoukai
      June 24 2015

      I can see why šŸ™‚ Thanks for voting, Stephanie!

  • Photo B – gorgeous horses and gorgeous setting! Photo D is a close second though with your adorable printed pants šŸ™‚
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    • Meihoukai
      June 24 2015

      They are actually part of a jumpsuit — no surprise there. It’s the summer of rompers and onsies!

  • I love B – picture perfect KY!
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    • Meihoukai
      June 24 2015

      From what I saw in my brief time, I have to agree!

  • Justine
    June 22 2015

    I love what you did with D!
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    • Meihoukai
      June 24 2015

      Thanks! Just little snaps with my iPhone šŸ™‚

  • Patricia
    June 23 2015

    Nobody here likes C? I think C is the best!
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  • Ashley
    June 23 2015

    Love Photo C! Such a cool shot.
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  • Dave Winston
    June 23 2015

    I envy those who have so much freedom to travel to places and experience things and meet people. I have been tied to a desk job since times immemorial and will continue to do so. But I love to read these blogs and can be to places in my vision. Thanks for a wonderful post. And oh, I love photo C because its so artistic.

    • Meihoukai
      June 24 2015

      While I am fully location independent, there are plenty of bloggers who do a great job of juggling a desk job and a love of travel šŸ™‚ Happy I can bring you along with me virtually at least!

  • Kacy
    June 23 2015

    Photo B is just stunning, but you’re also really doing L.A. justice. You don’t always see such lovely photos of it. Enjoy your downtime!
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    • Meihoukai
      June 24 2015

      I actually did find it a difficult place to photograph! Sprawling not just geographically but also metaphorically… it’s a hard place to capture. Thanks for the compliment!

  • Sonja Riemenschneider
    June 23 2015

    I just love D. It’s simple, artistic, and creative. And I love those flats!
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    • Meihoukai
      June 24 2015

      Thank you Sonja! They’re from Target šŸ™‚

  • Andrea
    June 23 2015

    obsessed with the colours in “A”!
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    • Meihoukai
      June 24 2015

      Kentucky was awash in those bourbon hues. Love love love!

  • Mary B
    June 23 2015

    I love the Up/Down perspective in photo D!
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    • Meihoukai
      June 24 2015

      Thanks Mary! Having fun with my iPhone šŸ™‚

  • Camille
    June 23 2015

    C rocks! A forest of artificial trees…
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    • Meihoukai
      June 24 2015

      It’s a super popular public exhibit. I can see why! There is something really magnetic and mesmerizing about it.

  • The Wander Girls
    June 23 2015

    Photo B is awesome! I think the contrast of the horses against the background makes the picture look really pretty!

    • Meihoukai
      June 24 2015

      Thank you! It is quite the majestic barn, isn’t it?

  • Steve
    June 23 2015

    I am choosing photo B. Love the distance of the horses. Almost spying.
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    • Meihoukai
      June 24 2015

      Ha — I DID feel like I was spying, as I peered over the fence šŸ™‚

  • Kerjan
    June 24 2015

    Woo hoooo! Welcome to LA Meihoukai!!
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    • Meihoukai
      June 24 2015

      Thanks Kerjan! This trip was all too short.

  • Jess
    June 24 2015

    Gonna go with D! Sweet juxtaposition of the two photos, and the blue sky/palms combo takes me straight back to LA.
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    • Meihoukai
      June 24 2015

      I love driving along a palm-lined street — it’s one of those magical California moments!

  • tammyonthemove
    June 24 2015

    The last photo is so cute. People always loath at graffiti/street art, but I am sure this particular stencil makes a lot of people smile every day.
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    • Meihoukai
      June 24 2015

      It definitely stopped me in my tracks! I can’t imagine how anyone would dislike it…

  • I love photo C! Although the very cute horses are a close second šŸ™‚
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    • Meihoukai
      June 24 2015

      Animals always have that edge up, don’t they? šŸ™‚

  • Marni
    June 24 2015

    Photo B! Those horses are beautiful! I’ve driven through Kentucky many times, but I’ve yet to be able to actually spend more than just a night there. It’s such a beautiful state!

    • Meihoukai
      June 24 2015

      I was only there for two… wish it could have been a bit longer. I heard great things about Louisville!

  • Lisa
    June 24 2015

    Photo B is absolutely amazing! I love the colors and the composition, a great shot really.

    I also like the looking up and down bit of photo D. Simple, yet imaginative.

    • Meihoukai
      June 24 2015

      Thanks Lisa! #ihavethisthingwithfloors is a great hashtag to follow on Instagram if you’re not already…

  • Photo C! Just beautiful!
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    • Meihoukai
      June 24 2015

      Thanks Amanda! It was a tough spot to photograph with so many people around but a gorgeous piece of art.

  • Jessica
    June 24 2015

    C & D are great, I can’t really choose! C is amazing because of the composition, but D is original because of the up and down angles.

    • Meihoukai
      June 24 2015

      Aw, thanks Jessica! I like to make it hard to pick…

  • Rashaad
    June 24 2015

    I choose B – because horses are synonymous with Kentucky.
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    • Meihoukai
      June 28 2015

      So, it seems, are bourbon and bluegrass šŸ™‚ I learned a lot!

  • Stef
    June 27 2015

    I choose D!
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  • Amy M
    July 11 2015

    It’s got to be photo B! It just looks so serene and painting like xo
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  • Sunita Katoch
    July 13 2015

    I love all these pictures! But it is a close one between picture B and picture C. I love horses and they are just adorable. But these beautiful lights in picture B get me all excited to see and travel more to every imaginable place! So it is a pretty tough call for me either way.
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    • Meihoukai
      July 13 2015

      I love making it hard to choose šŸ™‚

  • Cat
    July 23 2015

    Hi Meihoukai! Well, it’s been forever and a day since I’ve been on your blog (boo) – I now realize how much I’ve missed it (yay) so #goalinlife is to start reading more regularly again! šŸ™‚

    Your photography continues to impress me and love seeing how you’ve improved and you’re developing your own Meihoukai photography style. My faves in this series are the looking up ones (palms & lights exhibit).
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    • Meihoukai
      July 25 2015

      I’ve missed you! šŸ™‚ And thank you! I look back at photos from just a few years ago and cringe. Practice is the best teacher!

  • trisha
    August 6 2015

    Omg I see that LACMA in just about every instagram photo my friends post of Los Angeles!! It’s quite ironic that when I visited, my Roomorama apartment was super near it but I didn’t actually take a picture…. Oh well, guess I’ll have to do what I missed out on! Anyway great blog, I just stumbled upon it! Please continue blogging, I’ll def drop by x

    • Meihoukai
      August 6 2015

      Ha, Instagram is what inspired me to visit as well! I wasn’t disappointed…