Friday, July 30, 2010

Best III

Beautiful silhouette.

Incredible sunsets.

As you'd imagine.

Spoon "Out Go The Lights"
Sonny and the Sunsets "Stranded (On Planet Earth)"

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Best II

Another angle of the house.

Same amazing architecture.

Same incredible view.

Best Coast "This is Real"
Antonio Aguilar "De Puntitas"

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Crazy cool roof.
Spectacular views.
Secluded driveway.
High up on the hill.

Best house on the hill. Or very, very close to it.

Best Coast "When I'm With You"
Iron & Wine "In My Lady's House"

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wave It

Debs Park pirate shack.

If your tired and in need of some shade, doubt they'd mind.

Black Flag "Thirsty and Miserable"
Medeski, Martin & Wood "Shack"

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Stairway to Darkness

Deep in the hills, down a soiled path and across a wooden plank you'll come to several flights of dirt stairs. I've gone up a couple of flights in the past, got scared, and ran back down them.

The other day I finally got more brave and made it almost to the top. Just high enough to snap this shot of a little dwelling. No way I was going further.

Futhur "Seven Hills of Gold"
Dock Boggs "Drunkard's Lone Child"

Friday, July 16, 2010

Great Incline

Echo Mt. was booming in the late 1800's. The Mt. Lowe Railroad was thee destination. Then the fires and downpours came.

Same thing happened last year. Glad to report that the greenery and bright flowers are fighting back amongst all of the charred remains. See a waterfall?

"On Mount Echo were installed megaphones, called 'echophones' which visitors could use to bellow into the back canyons and receive a number of echoes. The “sweet spot” where the most repeaters could be heard had at least nine reverberations of anything that was shouted loud enough."

General Echo "Titantic"
The Grateful Dead "Big Railroad Blues"

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Historical Park

Not all that much has changed in Highland Park. Arroyo Seco rock wall. Old school car.

Keep the past present.

Mos Dub "History Town"
She & Him "Change is Hard"

Monday, July 12, 2010

Take Two

June 6th, 2009. The wood planks were no match for the '09/'10 rainy season over on the north hill. It was puking up dirt all winter and into spring.

June 21st, 2010. Then new reinforcement wood showed up. Along with thicker cement and little green plants. The dirt had no chance and is now confined.

The Black Lips "Dirty Hands"
Carolina Chocolate Drops "Sourwood Mountain"

Tuesday, July 06, 2010


A nice little misty Southern storm today.

Madlib "Static Invazion"
The Flying Burrito Brothers "Rider In The Rain"