Did you like all the Chicago posts? I had SUCH a great time in that city. If you haven’t been, GO! There was plenty of stuff to do on a tight budget, and I can’t wait to go back and see more. Before I jump right into the next leg of my trip, Cape Cod, I thought I’d take a breather and tell you about another Los Angeles Secret Stair walk.
— 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! —
I parked near the Gelson’s off Franklin Ave in Hollywood (great free parking in that hood, with few limitations). I included photos from my walk-to-the-walk. For example this photo below was taken under the 101 overpass.
This was also taken there:
Now I’m at my starting point across from the Bowl. I spotted this dumpster behind a fence and had to take a photo. Even the dumpsters are classy here.
Just beyond the designer dumpster, I was greeted by a cat at my first set of stairs along walk #36: Whitley Heights.
This immediately puts you high above the noise and traffic of Hollywood. This whole neighborhood had an old Hollywood charm about it. You can tell there’s lots of history here.
This is also a steep hillside, so many of the homes sit on stilts like the photo shows below. Eek, I would be nervous in that house during an earthquake.
As this looped back down the hill, I enjoyed this sculpture of a man and his dog. I was purposeful with my leaf placement.
This was a very delightful late afternoon trek through Hollywood. It was nice to not be in the traffic I could see far below.
I just love the colors and textures in the photo below, I HAD to include it in the bunch. You can see by the reflection, it’s across from the big vertical “Hollywood” sign along Cahuenga.