After all that drama (and oblivious to the shooting going on further up the road in Silver Lake) we walked some more of Hollywood Blvd .. then we decided to try out Los Angeles spanky new train set, and head up to Universal City for some Roma’s Ribs and a cold Margarita to ward off the 100 degree heat.
For those that don’t know, unlike most huge cities in the world, LA has never had a decent mass public transport system. Everyone drives everywhere. So now there is gridlock 24/7 ... So they decided to install an underground Metro rail system, and it’s all slowly come on line over the last few years. Still a few sections under construction, but eventually it’ll be pretty awesome.
$1.75 gets you anywhere on a line ... if you transfer, you’re supposed to tap another 1.75 off your card. But I noticed nobody did it. In fact, lots of people didn’t pay anything at all. But that’s how it goes, I guess ...
The trains were big and clean, the stations were big and clean, and the services were frequent.
It used to be that a car was a necessity in Hollywood or Downtown .. now between the train and Ubers, you don’t need one any more. What a winner.
The Hollywood/Vine station is decorated like the interior of the neighbouring theatres. Pretty cool. The ceilings are lined with film reels.
Up at Universal, we grabbed an early dinner (to beat the Universal Studios stampede at dinner time) and went to the movies to see the Equaliser 2. That was an 8.5 Popcorn movie, btw ... enjoyed it.
Roma’s ribs are always good.
Easy 10 min train ride back down to Hollywood, and the night was done.