Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Long View

This is the view of downtown Los Angeles from the Sam Merrill Trail yesterday. When you're down in the smog and you look directly up, the sky looks clear blue. You have to get some distance on it to see it.

Our air is markedly better now than it was when I moved to southern California 20 years ago, but there's still room for improvement. California tends to lead the nation in environmental protection and air quality legislation. Maybe this (undoctored) photo tells you why we keep trying so hard.

6 comments:

Bernie K. said...

Ewwwww. Nice view.

Pont Girl said...

If you zoom in, you can see me just to the left of the tall buildings Downtown sitting at my desk... just kidding :)

Smog is just a part of LA unfortunately!

Rose said...

what were doing up there Petrea?
;)

Petrea said...

Defending those who need it, pont girl!

Ah, but smog is less a part of LA than it used to be. We can beat it if we keep at it.

Rose! I was hiking! What did you think?

Rose said...

Hiking, ok...cough cough...

AraratDailyPhoto said...

That's EXACTLY what Melbourne looked like today! (I'm back here for the week).