Willamette Valley wine country vs. Los Angeles

I was up in Oregon’s Willamette Valley wine country for a few days. Something different in the air up here. Possibly oxygen. Best nights of sleep I’ve had in months. Here’s the view I woke up to there:

I’m not saying LA doesn’t have its charms. It really shines when you photograph it out an airplane window:

Note the tidy arrangement of semi trucks in the endless sea of concrete.

And here is the LA river, adding its gentle beauty to our landscape:

See if you can find your house:

On a separate note, I am excited about the new International Terminal at LAX. It’s nice to see LAX getting some upgrades.

 It looks pretty cool: