Monday, March 28, 2011

Lyric Loop

We recently followed Walk #30 in Charles Fleming's book "Secret Stairs: A Walking Tour to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles." The walk starts at the corner of Hyperion and Lyric Avenues, in the western part of the Silver Lake neighborhood. This was just a pleasant walk, with some steep streets, but no real standout landmarks. It was just really nice. So here are some highlights of this walk. One of the best parts? the view above, of two iconic Hollywood landmarks. The neighborhood is known as an artsy one, and this garage right on Hyperion displayed a painted screen that was a tribute to boxer Muhammad Ali - Floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee. Further down, this amazing convertible. Is it part of the sale? Anyone know what make, model and year this beauty is? The houses in the neighborhood were charming, from this tiny stucco cottage..... To this street of little wooden homes

To this castellated mansion in the heights. The magnolias were in bloom, beautiful in the clear air.

And always, the stairs. The hamstring-popping, thigh-busting, heart-pounding stairs!

It's been a while since we were able to do a stairway walk. We haven't been able to do one in all of March. Perhaps April we'll get back on track.


Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Awesome pictures... this is a charming side of L.A. that a lot of people are unaware of.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I need to some stairway walking.

It's up to 36 (from 25 degrees)...guess I might as well get started.


Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Wow! My husband would love that car! What a pretty place to walk...stairs kill me, I can't breathe if I do too many flights!

M. Bouffant said...

I think that tank is a Chrysler of some sort, 'though it might be a Lincoln.

Is that walk mostly south of Sunset?

Aunt Snow said...

Hi, M. It's all north of Sunset.