Archive for the ‘Places’ Category

Spring Begins

Posted on March 20th, 2013, by Petra

…and it does not matter at all that I took this photo already on 2/18/2013…

Sunset With Pelican

Posted on September 16th, 2012, by Petra

We will probably never turn into ‘real’ beach people – but very early in the morning or at sunset after a rather hot day the beach can be quite lovely now and then.


Posted on August 19th, 2012, by Petra

Jokester alert!

Yay! Good Times!

Posted on June 11th, 2012, by Petra

Yes, yes, I found the camera. Life is good. Just splendid, one could say. 🙂

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot…

Posted on April 1st, 2012, by Petra

No, not bikini – this is the first Pedestrian Plaza conversion in Los Angeles. Located at the corner of Sunset Blvd. and Griffith Park Blvd., it leaves me a bit… baffled. It is green, it certainly is low maintenance, but what’s wrong with a bit of living green here and there? Instead of polka dots […]


Posted on March 18th, 2012, by Petra

We finally did it, we went and saw the new LAIR at the zoo. Very impressive, from the green roof to the amazing inside with all sorts of living amphibians, invertebrates and reptiles. One example of the critters one can see on exhibition inside is this Texas Horned Lizard. A charming guy, isn’t he?

First Day Of The Year

Posted on January 2nd, 2012, by Petra

Traditional things to do on the first day of the new year: Hike up to Mt. Hollywood for a view over Los Angeles. Go over to Manon’s place for some bubbly and black eyed peas: Very, very tasty. Thanks, Manon!

Last Day Of The Year

Posted on December 31st, 2011, by Petra

2011 is drawing to a close and the last day of the year was one of spectacularly good weather; even by our SoCal standards 80 F are quite impressive and one had to take a stroll through the Zoo and the Botanical Garden. So – there we are – some celebration tonight and tomorrow morning […]

Merry, Merry Christmas!

Posted on December 24th, 2011, by Petra

How can it not be a wonderful holiday, when even the beaches are decorated with charming ornaments in festive color?


Posted on October 31st, 2011, by Petra

Downtown Los Angeles is “terra icognita” for many people. They have heard about it, but most of the time only rather frightening tales. Images of the Hunt-Lenox Globe with its dire warning of “here be dragons” come to mind. And you know what? They are right! There are strange beasts to be seen; maybe not […]