Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Laurel Canyon

Los Angeles
I don't often get to drive up Laurel Canyon.  When one lives in the area, it's just not something you do often.  However, when playing tourist guide it's different!

Peggy and Eva looking out over Burbank
The views from up on top are fantastic, and there are several View Turn-outs so you can park and enjoy the beautiful vistas.

Peggy pointing to where Eva was staying across the valley
I know there are famous people who live up this canyon, but I wouldn't want to live there!  The houses are secluded, but the traffic is horrendous.

A shot of L.A.in the distance as we round a bend
You do get an appreciation for how huge this city is - how Los Angeles proper and a hundred little cities have just mushed into one big mass of humanity.

I believe the native Indians used to call this the "Valley of Smokes", because with the sea on the one side, and the mountains on the other, the basin tends to trap smoke, dust and particulates.

It was very hot the day we did this bit of sight-seeing, and very smoggy.

A very HOT and SMOGGY day in Los Angeles
In spite of the heat and smog, it was fun to get up on the mountain for a fresh perspective of life in Los Angeles!

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