Aerial videographer Ian Wood just released a new, stunning video of aerial drone footage shot throughout the city, a follow-up to his first video, focusing solely on Downtown, which was released last year (and is also gorgeous). We're constantly in awe of how pretty our city is, and as Wood mentions on his Vimeo page, how much of LA we tend to overlook until we're actually looking directly over it.
Aside from being visually spectacular, Wood's work really captures the essence of the city: sun-drenched sidewalks, eclectic architecture, iconic neon signage and electric blue pools. Some of our favorite scenes: a mariachi playing his horn in front of a mariachi mural, sunlight glinting off Walt Disney Concert Hall, a sweeping view of Lake Hollywood, children running through the rose garden at Exposition Park and lots of great graffiti.
On our wish list for Wood's next video? Watts Towers (and more of South LA in general), Mt. Wilson Observatory and its surrounding forest, Americana oddities like Randy's Donut and Chicken Boy, Point Fermin Lighthouse and the Korean Bell of Friendship, the Victorians of Angelino Heights... LA has enough swoon-worthy spots to fill ten videos like this, and we're forever lucky for it. What parts of the city would you like to view from above?