05-06-13 Alien Landscape

Of course, this view of the distant Los Angeles skyline, taken from the Hollywood Bowl overlook just off of Mulholland Drive, isn’t alien to the denizens of LA. But to a flatlander in a relatively rural state (with little or no air pollution) this landscape is certainly foreign. That’s not to say that it isn’t…

03-24-10 Hollywood Hills

Amidst the concrete jungle of LA there exists an occasional green oasis, including this beautiful hilltop, illuminated by the morning sun. Below this hill lies the Hollywood Freeway. And if you looked up from the spot, you would see the smog-shrouded city. (click) (If you’ve looked at the linked photo, that’s Hollywood in the foreground….

04-06-09 J Paul Getty Center

The J. Paul Getty Center north of Los Angeles is a remarkable place. It is filled with great art, including Van Gogh’s painting of purple irises. But if there were no art at all, it would still be a place worth visiting. I know very little about architectural psychology but I would say that both…