Original Suburbia

A view in photos of the San Fernando Valley

Friday, April 14, 2006

Hallowed halls of justice. The municipal court building in Van Nuys at night (obviously). On the left is the driveway that leads to the underground parking. Across from this building is a great example of the art-deco that dominates Los Angeles and the Valley, coming soon...

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Site of the old KMPC radio transmitter on Burbank Blvd near Coldwater Canyon. The call letters used to be on the top left of the building, but have been taken down for format changes, etc. Another treasure from L.A. history: www.710kmpc.com/history.htm

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

There's this little park wedged between some houses and the 101 freeway next to Universal Studios. Little League baseball field, patchy grass, and trees obscuring the view of this sound wall, mere feet from speeding cars on their way to wherever.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

The 3-way intersection at Lankershim, Vineland and Camarillo in North Hollywood. Not many of these around. Try not to tackle this one for the first time by yourself. Not rocket science, just confusing as hell.

Friday, March 03, 2006

St. Paul's Lutheran Church. A beautiful building that sits nonchalantly in a North Hollywood neighborhood on Tujunga Ave. Across the street is a park, library and community center. Other great stuff in North Hollywood (Noho for those trying to sound cool) soon to come.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Inside the blacksmith shop at Los Encinos State Park. Open the 3rd Sunday of the month. Come see the anvil, sharpening wheel, coal fire, and assorted goodies. This pic taken with both arms through the iron gate similar to the window in the center.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

The lonely road. Somewhere between North Hollywood and Warner Center along the new dedicated busway called the Orange Line. Nice bike/walk path. Worthless mass transit system; and accident-prone to boot.