Secret Stair Walk#18: Music Box Loop

Did you know I love Secret Stair walks? This is Secret Stair Walk #18: Music Box Loop.

—  In 2012 I have to do all 42 walks from my book, “Secret Stairs, A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of LA” by Charles Flemming. These posts are to (hopefully) convince you to buy the book and get out there to explore the secret stairs around LA. Enjoy!  —

This walk is one of my last from the Silver Lake chapter in my book. This was a very colorful walk filled with fun graffiti and the infamous Music Box stairs made famous by the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy. This walk starts by a cafe along Sunset.

These are the famous steps (although there are many other staircases along this walk).

Keep climbing! Higher, higher, higher!

You can tell from my photos this was a very colorful walk, a photographers dream.

Textures and colors.

I love this door. They could have bought a boring metal gate and instead they bought this gem. These neighborhoods really respect architecture and I love it!

One house had a fence covered in brick-a-brac. If I were a neighbor, I’d hate it, but as a visitor, I loved it.

Not all the stairs on this walk were as clean and angelic looking as the photo above, but this walk had an excellent mix of nature and architecture.

Myra lives above.

Get outside and explore the Secret Stairs! I had such a fun afternoon getting some vitamin d, exercise and excellent photos all for FREE. What a city we live in.

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