Sunset at Venice beach

L.A..

Continuing on route one, we arrived in LA. We stayed for two nights with a really nice Texan called Finley, he was a sommelier, so his main aim each night was to get us drunk… anyway he really looked after us, fed us well and had a number of really cute cats that instantly fell in love with Tom…

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We used his flat, based in West Hollywood as a base to explore the city – it’s a big city – 3 miles on the map, in a car, takes you about 45minutes – traffic is horendous. Now I am not for all the bright lights and stardom, so we kept our sight seeing to a minimum, taking in the walk of fame (we hardly new anyone on there apart from the two crooners below).

Walk of fame
Walk of fame
Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra

After taking in the walk of fame, we headed to Griffith Observatory – a place where you can get a view of the infamous Hollywood sign, whilst taking in the cityscapes…

View from observation point
View of L.A from Griffith observatory

 

The sign is supposed to be behind us, but it was so hazy you can't see it!
The Hollywood sign is supposed to be behind us, but it was so hazy you can’t see it in the photograph!

We ate at this amazing Jewish Deli that Finley had recommended as the wine was good and cheap, so we headed there and Tom ordered up a skillet beef sandwich, with the juice of the meat served in a bowl, to dunk your sandwich into – wow, it was a taste sensation, and the wine was equally as good!

Beverly hills sign
Beverly hills sign
Night after night of glorious sunsets at Sunset Boulevard
Night after night of glorious sunsets at Sunset Boulevard

Before we left L.A I had to get a glimpse of glamorous Rodeo Drive… the upmarket shopping street, known to me only from watching Pretty Woman repeatedly with my mum – a favourite of ours!

Rodeo Drive baby!!!
Rodeo Drive baby!!!
The Regent Beverly Wiltshire..
The Regent Beverly Wiltshire..

On one of the days we headed to Venice Beach – it quite literally is a huge beach, famous for it’s eccentric crowds, street performances and muscle beach…

Venice beach
Venice beach
Long Beach
Venice Beach
Sunset at Venice beach
Sunset at Venice beach
Amazing wall art
Amazing wall art
Campers on Long Beach
Campers on Venice Beach

Long beach in the house…… we took a trip to Long beach – a long beach, which has quite an industrial outlook out to sea – we found a spot on the golden sands and rested up for a few hours before leaving L.A and continuing South.

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