Secret Stair Walk #13: Laveta Terrace (Echo Park)

—  In 2012 I had the goal to do all 42 walks from my book, “Secret Stairs, A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of LA” by Charles Flemming. I was 10 walks shy of meeting my goal, but thats means I get to enjoy the Secret Stair walks in 2013! These posts are to (hopefully) convince you to buy the book and get out there to explore the secret stairs around LA. Enjoy!  —

I haven’t posted a Secret Stair walk in a while mainly because I don’t want them to end, so I’ve been savoring them. The Laveta Terrace walk #13 takes us through Echo Park. I parked up Echo Park Ave, which added a little bit to my trek.

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There’s nothing like walking along Sunset on a Sunday. The textures, colors, and fonts are fun to explore.

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This is where the stair walk begins. Up, up, up!

 

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Pattern!

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The next set of stairs was really fun and with a line of palms at the top, it felt like a scene in a movie.

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Don’t mess with this guy.

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Hills. Up, up, up.

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Gates are just a suggestion, right?

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From across the valley I saw this guy. I wonder what it is? A fancy jungle gym? Someones house?

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This was my favorite part of this hike. It was hidden amongst the trees, but by exploring I got to see this awesome religious space in the Echo Park hills.

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Look at how nice this space is?! And with the views… it feels so European.

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What a pretty dumpster. Love the color.

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Steep steps.

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Flamingos on parade.

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These steps lead to a little oasis above Sunset. What a nice surprise to take you out of the hustle and bustle of Echo Park.

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On the way back to the car Siquica Sara guides you.

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