Redondo Avenue Washington Boulevard

I Have to be Close to the Water

Orlando Amaker

I’m from Atlanta, Georgia. I’ve been in L.A. for six months. So far, so good. It only takes me an hour to get to work. I take one bus and one train. That’s pretty cool. I play Candy Crush on my phone or listen to music on shuffle. Right now I’m listening to Aaliyah.

I moved here because I needed a change. I’m not getting any younger—so I figured, why not now? I have to be close to the water, so I won’t be going back to Atlanta. I’m a Pisces and the water is spiritual to me. I like the water.

Map: Redondo Avenue to Washington Boulevard