Thursday, May 17, 2012

Commute, 4

I don't know what my commute looks like to you. I suppose it depends on whether or not you're used to city life. I love driving along Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles between Silverlake and Hollywood. It's colorful and busy. People are always out.

Beverly is not exemplary of the entire commute. I have freeway driving (no photos until I get a chauffeur) and some hills. I drive alongside the Silverlake reservoir. I pass beautiful old architecture, pretty parks and graffiti-covered bridges.

Traffic doesn't always stop at those places so I might never get a picture of them, at least not while commuting. And if traffic moves like it did yesterday, I won't be getting a lot of photos of Beverly Blvd. either.

17 comments:

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Ever since I started getting my hair done in West Hollywood, I take the 170 and get off at Highland and make my way to Crescent Heights... sometimes, I have to get off at Melrose, cuz u know how Highland can be.. I LOVE the architecture and yes, the colors... Even tho I may not recognize some of the places u have snapped, I definitely know the 'feel' of those buildings...Best of all are the people I see on the streets in these areas... U know I live in a bedroom community- that was the background for Weeds... yep... that one... so I go from a 'cookie cutter world' to a more colorful one over the hill...:-)

Petrea Burchard said...

It's fun, isn't it, KBF? The variety of such a sprawling city. We're lucky here that we're only a short drive from mountains, desert and beach as well. I used to work at Crescent Heights and Sunset. I know West Hollywood well--though it changes, always.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

the other side of the LA River

Petrea Burchard said...

That it is, PA. I cross the river right about when I get off the freeway.

altadenahiker said...

That's a nifty street scene.

TheChieftess said...

So there's a down size to less traffic? Not able to take pics???

Bellis said...

Love the illogical street numbers. Myself, I'd have renumbered them to fit in that half.

-K- said...

Having lived in the drab Midwest for the first half of my life, I really enjoy all the colors that are here, even on the storefronts.

Petrea Burchard said...

I'm not a drive-by shooter, Chieftess. I'm only a stuck-at-the-light shooter.

Yes, the colors! I'm from the Midwest, too, K. Although let's admit, some of the fashionable suburbs around here are quite beige.

kulasa said...

a colorful scene...

alex said...

colors!

Ms M said...

Such a colorful scene, it almost seems to "hum". Love your stuck-at-lights shots :-)

Petrea Burchard said...

Colors, you bet. K mentioned it--colors everywhere--is one of the things that makes me love Los Angeles. And all that sun doesn't hurt.

USelaine said...

The lines in this make me happy. 8^)

Petrea Burchard said...

I'm glad you like the lines! Lines, colors, numers, oh my.

Prem said...

Hi Petrea, I remember you inviting me for a blogger's meet, sorry didn't make it. You know there's this thing called work. :D

This must be a fun place to cruise around...yes the colors are real attractive.

~Prem

Petrea Burchard said...

Hi Prem, nice to see you! Thank you for stopping by.