Archive for Pacific Palisades

The Pascual Marquez Family Cemetery in Pacific Palisades

Feb 04, 2011 by Lisa Newton

On a small street in the Pacific Palisades history lives.
In 1839, as the result of a 6,655 acre Mexican Land Grant, Rancho Boca de Santa Monica, which is now Santa Monica Canyon, the Pacific Palisades, [...]

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Australian Tea Trees in Black & White

Jan 21, 2011 by Lisa Newton

If you’ve ever visited Palisades Park in Santa Monica, you’ve come across a few interesting trees.
Among the most unusual are the knotted and gnarled Australian Tea Trees. Twisted and knobby, these trees are only [...]

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Case Study Houses – The Complete CSH Program 1945 – 1966

Nov 08, 2010 by D. J. Schwartz

When it comes to architecture, the notions of “experimental” and “low-cost,” are not often found.
And, in 1945 building “green” was relegated to academia.
This was the purpose for the Case Study Houses and Taschen’s [...]

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The Eames House in Santa Monica

Sep 21, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Located a little off the beaten path at 203 Chautauqua Boulevard in Santa Monica, is the Eames House, designed by husband-and-wife style pioneers Charles and Ray Eames, it was built in 1949 to serve as [...]

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Let’s look at the Marquez Filling Station and SurveyLA

Sep 04, 2010

Located across the street from the bottom of one set of the Santa Monica Stairs is the Marquez Filling Station. I know what you’re thinking.
Is this really a “Filling Station?”
Before I talk about that, even [...]

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Great Architecture found in the Hills of the Palisades

Jul 21, 2010

If you drive or ride your bike up the PCH, turn right at Mesa Drive, and head up into the hills of the Pacific Palisades, you’ll discover an almost hidden enclave of some of the [...]

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The Best way to Get to Will Rogers State Beach

Jul 18, 2010

Will Rogers State Beach, extending 1¾ miles along the Pacific Coast, is a popular swimming, sunning, and surfing location.
The beach is named after actor Will Rogers, who in the 1920s, bought the land and [...]

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The Majestic Vistas from the Pacific Palisades

May 28, 2009

During a recent early morning walk, I headed for the hills, literally–the hills of Pacific Palisades to be precise. The Pacific Palisades is home to about 27,000 people, demographically very affluent, and a veritable who’s [...]

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A Sanctuary in Los Angeles

Mar 01, 2009

The Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine is located on Sunset Boulevard. It’s not only a one-of-a-kind spiritual complex, it’s one of the most calming sanctuaries I’ve ever been to—and I’ve traveled the world.
This beautiful and soothing [...]

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Goin’ Down

Feb 13, 2009

I’m on my way back down to the base of Temescal Canyon. If you’ve been following me on my trek over the previous two posts, you were able to watch me as I made [...]

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On top of the Mountain

Feb 12, 2009

"I’ve Been to the Mountaintop"
By Martin Luther King, Jr.
“..I would move on by Greece and take my mind to Mount Olympus. And I would see Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Euripides and Aristophanes assembled around the Parthenon. [...]

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A Waterfall in my Backyard

Feb 11, 2009

It’s true. Temescal Gateway Park is a Los Angeles hiker’s dream. I hiked there a few months ago, but due to all the rain we’ve recently had, I was very curious to see if the [...]

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