Sunday, March 30, 2008

Walking L.A. #14 - Sunset Strip

My in-laws joined us for this 1 mile walk along Sunset Blvd and the adjacent residential neighborhood in West Hollywood. I have been to this part of the strip between Havenhurst Dr. and Olive Dr. many times. I've had drinks at Bar Marmont and a company holiday party at Sunset Beach. I've seen friends play jazz at the Argyle Hotel lounge and been to various concerts at the House of Blues (Buckshot LeFonque, Maceo Parker, etc.). Therefore, the first half of the walk wasn't that interesting.

The second half which circled back on De Longpre Ave and Harper Ave introduced us to the quiet residential life just south of the strip which included apartment buildings built in the 50s and 60s and a nice neighborhood dog park.

Instead of lingering in the area for lunch, we got back in the car and headed over to the Hollywood Farmers Market. I had been wanting to check out the presence of Theodore Payne at this market, and today I had the chance. It turned out to be a very nice farmers market with a lot of vendors and shoppers.

The next walk is West Hollywood.

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