Take me to...Los Angeles
Officially founded on September 4th 1781 as part of Spain’s colonization of California, the second largest city in the United States was originally named El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles. Translated as The Town of the Queen of Angels, it’s easy to see how the City of Angels arrived at its well-known moniker.
In the years since its foundation, L.A. has grown to become the entertainment capital of the world with Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures, and Warner Bros all based within the city. It’s no wonder that thousands of aspiring actors are drawn to its big lights each year.
Ironically, the iconic Hollywood sign that has come to be a beacon of glitter and glamour for those trying to work their way into L.A.’s movie industry actually began life as an advertisement for a new property development, Hollywoodland, in 1923. The sign we see today was rebuilt in 1978, funded by three famous Los Angeles inhabitants, Andy Williams, Alice Cooper, and Hugh Hefner, and any trip to the city should include a trek to the top of the Hills to take in the view and get a picture beside it (or as close as the barrier and security system will allow).
Alongside the many monuments to its movie star heritage, L.A. also contains a number of astounding cultural attractions. From the Getty Center and its residing masterpieces, to the Griffith Park with its acres of trails, green spaces and accompanying art deco Observatory, there is no shortage of museums, architecture and galleries to enjoy.
The Getty Center, Los Angeles
Camira in Los Angeles
One of the ways to get to these attractions and be immersed in city life is to travel on the LA. Metro. Camira worked with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to create a fabric for over 500 buses to take passengers all over this amazing city.
As the primary rail and motorcoach operator in the Los Angeles basin, the L.A. Metro provides one of the busiest services in the area and therefore required a fabric that offered high performance, comfort and durability. Opting for a classic plush moquette fabric with a modern design, in keeping with their brand colors, we ensured that their buses are as stylish as they as are practical.