It's no illusion. When you stand beneath Angels Flight in Downtown Los Angeles, it is in fact "The Shortest Railway in the World." The funicular structure itself embodies all that Los Angeles is to us. It is a piece of history, an iconic location of classic cinema, and an embodiment of how Angelenos have never been big on walking. This is NOT San Francisco. This is Los Angeles, where big, or in this case short, dreams turn into reality. Perhaps that's why it's unlike anywhere else - it's a city that's not afraid to be unique.
One of our favorite films and an incredible 1955 film noir, Kiss Me Deadly, shows Angels Flight in all it's glory. These photos are meant to emulate a little of what you see in the movie.