29…The View: Driving Down Sunset Blvd

I know this sounds weird, but taking a drive down Sunset Blvd on Thursday afternoon at three, or on Sunday morning might sound like an odd thing to do.   It is a nice way to spend an hour or so. Instead of watching another re-run sitcom on tv – my daughter and I might just…

74…The View: from Forest Lawn

Back when I was running with my friend Bill, he located the perfect place to run without the burden of traffic and pedestrians – the cemetery.    The Glendale Forest Lawn is home to several celebrities including Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor.   It is a beautiful and serene place to walk or run, with some “killer”…

77…The View: The Hollywood Sign

The Hollywood Sign is like a beacon.  It is one of the many ways to orientate yourself when you are traveling in Los Angeles.  You can tell where you are by your proximity to the Hollywood sign. There are also these moments when you think you are just driving or walking along…and you look up….and…

78…The View: The Landscape

One of the things that struck me in the first weeks and months after I moved to Los Angeles was the sweeping landscape.  I would be driving along the 10 freeway, and as I would reach to top of a hill and could see a span of the landscape in front of me I would…

80…The View: Top of Silver Lake Hills

The views in Los Angeles are always stunning.  I only lived on the Glendale Blvd hill for a little over a year, but I was always stunned by the view in both directions. South on Glendale Boulevard faces downtown….and North faces our former home town, Glendale.   Both are worth a second look as I head…

96… The View:  From the Americana

I’m not a big fan of The Americana or The Grove, but given that I have spent a ton of time in Glendale; including a number of years – walking distance from the Americana, I have been there more times that I can count.  Typically, we were there to catch a movie at the Pacific…