Sunday, March 30, 2008
sunday drive: wilshire boulevard
Wilshire Boulevard starts at the west end of Mac Arthur Park and marches straight to the sea, a distance of some twenty miles. Along the way, it passes through downtown, Mid-Wilshire, Hancock Park, the Miracle Mile, Beverly Hills, Westwood and on through Santa Monica. It is a amazing street. Like rings of a tree, growth patterns of Los Angeles can be observed just by driving this iconic street.
For this sunday drive, I began at the site of the former Ambassador Hotel, sadly demolished by a myopic LAUSD. I was too saddened by the site to photograph it, and am using a postcard instead. I pulled the lens cap off at the Perino Apartments, on the site of the world famous Perino's restaurant, and drove to Saint Monica at the ocean. Ride along:
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