Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Rain-cleansed view from West Hollywood

One lovely side effect of the unending rains? Surprise, we are closely ringed by mountains in the Los Angeles basin. Thanks to smog and cloud cover, it's easy to forget. This view is looking east on Santa Monica BoulevardBeverly Hills and the Pacific are behind you in this picture — towards the middle of WeHo and Hollywood itself.

Quite a few buildings in Los Angeles have neon signs on their roof like the Emser Rug & Tile sign you can see in the far background here. Many have been restored and are now landmarks, a leftover from Hollywood's early years. CLICK HERE for more information. One of L.A.'s lesser-publicized delights is our retro neon signage.

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[H/T WeHoDaily Twitpic.]

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