Is Los Angeles As Weird As They Say It Is?

Los Angeles - a city of superlatives and adjectives - is home to over 10 million people.

Second largest in America, the Californian city's nicknames probably hint at LA's true nature; Tinseltown, Lala Land and Lotusville. And not without honourable reason. For Los Angeles is, in all probability, the property of alternative, a shrine for navel gazers, idealists, and beautiful people surrounded by equal measure.

The huge conurbation that is today's LA started out as a largely insignificant Mexican settlement. It was name El Pueblo de Nuestra Se~nora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciúncula (The Town of Our Lady the Queen of Angels of the Little Portion) or Los Angeles for short. (Find out more about how the City of Angels got its name)

Since its founding over 200 years ago, Los Angeles has regularly reinvented itself. From one horse cowboy-ville, to Gold Rush magnet, to grease town and now entertainment powerhouse thanks to Hollywood and its film studios. Being a focal point for the movie industry have, in large part, be responsible for the kookiness that's normally associated with LA.
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