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Danger! – Weekly Photo Challenge

I took this a while ago on a hike near the Hollywood sign; nearly stepped on it as my eye was stuck to the viewfinder of my camera.  Luckily my daughter was paying attention and alerted me to the little critter.

Photography can be a dangerous pastime.

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Rattlesnake crossing the path in Griffith Park

My response to Weekly Photo Challenge Danger!

Downtown LA
LA in the distance, taken from Verdugo mountain

Garfield Building, LA

Investigated downtown LA last weekend.  This impressive building looks to be empty, I’d love to get a look around inside.  It was put up for sale in 2015, not sure if it sold at all.  It was originally built for the Sun Realty company (Sun seemed to build a lot of interesting buildings in their day. Continue reading “Garfield Building, LA”

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Snapped this recently whilst walking Lake Hollywood

Dip: Brewco, Manhattan Beach

Spent Saturday afternoon at Manhattan Beach, CA and managed to get my favourite dip for review.

Continue reading “Dip: Brewco, Manhattan Beach”

PoF: Bird (s)

Didn’t take any this week as had camera issue.  here’s a few from the archive. Continue reading “PoF: Bird (s)”

California Drought -Angelenos doing all they can? Really?

I read recently that in a recent survey “Southern Californians feel they have nothing left to give when it comes to conservation. Most of those surveyed said they had done all they could to reduce water usage at home” – really?

As I ride around my area I see a lot of sprinklers inefficiently spraying water across grass verges and onto paths with gallons just going into the gutter and away… and not just residential land either, I see water spraying on the side of the freeway too. Continue reading “California Drought -Angelenos doing all they can? Really?”

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