Given the cities I'm used to, one of the factors that weirded me out about Los Angeles is how low to the ground it is. I can understand why - seismic issues, and smaller buildings are less vulnerable than taller ones. Nevertheless, in a lot of the city it seemed to me that outside the downtown core and its coterie of skyscrapers, there were only a handful of buildings more than three stories high. Los Angeles sprawls as it is; the seeming lack of mid-sized apartment buildings, compared to places like Toronto or even Barrie, made it seem even more of a sprawl.
This photo was taken on December 5, 2009, during descent into Los Angeles International Airport.
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