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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills last April. More a bit later ...


Saturday, October 5, 2019

Where the Mountains Meet the Sea: Coastal View in Pacific Palisades

Just a quick post - and one of my all time favorite views in Los Angeles, looking north from Pacific Palisades toward Point Dume in Malibu. Pacific Palisades is a community within the city of Los Angeles, located between Santa Monica and Malibu. 

Same view, looking down toward Temescal Canyon. This view is from the 400 block of Mt Holyoake Avenue in Pacific Palisades. 

If you're from out of the area, the big draw in the community is, of course, the beach. Will Rogers State Beach has two large parking lots located north and south of the intersection of the PCH and Temescal Canyon (they do fill up during the summer). There's also some limited free street parking up Temescal). Other highlights in Pacific Palisades include Will Rogers State Historic Park, hiking in Topanga State Park, the Getty Villa, driving by celebrities homes, and a traditional "small town" parade every July 4th.  

Most people have heard of Santa Monica and Malibu. Pacific Palisades not so much. There was a short lived drama called "Pacific Palisades" around 1997, which - thankful - was canceled after a few months.   

These photos are also just a couple of blocks from a small rental home my family and I lived in for a few months when we first moved to California 50+ years ago. As an adult, I have a much greater appreciation of how stellar this view really is. 

If you stop by to enjoy the view - please be respectful of this quiet, residential neighborhood. 

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