Mecca of the World
This is where it all happens: Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and Stanford University. This utopia could easily become its own country and still edge out nations like France and India in terms of economic output. This is where dreams become reality and dreamers become legends.
This is one of nature's greatest temples. From the wild west deserts in the South to the lush hills and valleys in the North. Magnificent black bears roam about brooks and streams hunting for salmon. Where ancient forests of giant redwoods stand tall and see the limitless reaches of the eternal sky.
The gold rush never really ended in the Golden State. While the object of desire changed with each passing age, the dream remained the same. The California Dream lives on stronger than ever, beckoning people from all corners of the world to a land of new beginnings and great opportunity.
“Massachusetts has been the wheel within New England, and Boston the wheel within Massachusetts.
It has therefore been the source and fountain of the ideas that have moved and made America, and is, in a high and honourable sense, the hub of the New World”
— Foster Barham Zincke
“I love Los Angeles, and I love Hollywood. They’re beautiful. Everybody’s plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic.”
— Andy Warhol
“My advice for aspiring writers is go to New York. And if you can’t go to New York, go to the place that represents New York to you, where the standards for writing are high, there are other people who share your dreams, and where you can talk, talk, talk about your interests. Writing books begins in talking about it, like most human projects, and in being close to those who have already done what you propose to do.”
— Walter Kirn