Walking in LA

Jun 06, 2009 by Lisa Newton

Contrary to the hit song by the Missing Persons, that “Nobody Walks in LA” I beg to differ—a lot of people not only walk in LA but they love to walk in LA.


View Walking in LA in a larger map

Follow the Map’s Lines and Markers for Walking in LA

For today’s Travelin’ Local’s Walking in LA street tour, check out the walking map above. When you click each one of the little markers on the map you’ll see  a photograph of an interesting building, site, urban image or landscape.

So as you enjoy today’s Travelin’ Local’s Virtual Walking in LA tour, check out the sights, scenes, and places that we here call a small part–of a much larger Downtown Los Angeles.

And for a fun “Blast from the Past” here’s Missing Person’s video:

After an unusual rain shower this morning, today turned into a gorgeous day, sunny but with some cloud cover, a light breeze flowing with straight shot visibility of the Hollywood Hills and beyond.

When Travelin’ Local, and Walking in LA, by mapping my stops, visits, and local places, it’s a combination of being on vacation and having fun doing my vocation.

It just gets better and better.

Subscribe via RSSIf you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or bringing Travelin’ Local home with you via the RSS feed.

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Downtown, Hiking/Walking, Los Angeles, Recreation, SoCal

21 Responses to “Walking in LA”

  1. David says:

    Lisa, your picture of Los Angeles’ City Hall, as framed between the door and door frame, is one of the most spectactular pictures I’ve seen anywhere in a very, very long time.

    It is a testimonial to your amazing photographic and professional artistic skills.

    Furthermore, I enjoyed your downtown tour, and look forward to more of your “Walking in LA” series.

    [Reply]

    LisaNewton Reply:

    @David, Thank you so much. I’m looking forward to doing many more Walking in LA tours…………..:)

    [Reply]

  2. Lance says:

    Hi Lisa,
    Love the pictures, and especially how you’ve put them on Google maps! It adds a feel as to where these are. The shots looking upward are very cool!

    Lance’s last blog post..Flip It

    [Reply]

    LisaNewton Reply:

    @Lance, Maybe it’s because I’m tall, but whatever the reason, I love looking up, especially when I’m photographing buildings. Often times the front of a building has been done and redone. However, the sides, looking up are something brand new.

    [Reply]

  3. Kim says:

    That is flipping awesome how you did this!!! What a brilliant idea.. I love the first shot!!

    Kim’s last blog post..What the heck? Showing off your best online

    [Reply]

    LisaNewton Reply:

    @Kim, Thanks, Kim. I thought the map would add a little something to the post, instead of the usual picture post………:)

    [Reply]

  4. Diane C. says:

    I think walking is a great way to go sightseeing. I really enjoyed your Walking in LA tour map with the stunning photos!

    Diane C.’s last blog post..Seeing Orange

    [Reply]

    LisaNewton Reply:

    @Diane C., Thanks, Diane. It’s amazing differently things can look while walking. I notice so many different things.

    [Reply]

  5. Tess The Bold Life says:

    Lisa,
    I swear when we come to LA I want you as a personal tour guide! My husband doesn’t want to come because of the traffic!What do I tell him? We’ll walk!

    Tess The Bold Life’s last blog post..A Bold Technique That Creates Miracles

    [Reply]

    LisaNewton Reply:

    @Tess The Bold Life, I’m just getting to know the city myself, but lovin’ every minute. I do admit that traffic can be an issue, depending on where you’re going. However, walking is great, and as I start to develop these walking tours more, I hope more people take to the sidewalks. Even in LA, it’s a great way to go. Add a little public transporation, and you’re all set…………..:)

    [Reply]

  6. bikinginla says:

    I have to agree, that is a very cool shot at the beginning. My wife and I love walking through Downtown, feeling like tourists in our own city.

    L.A. is very strange in that there are places of rare beauty throughout the city, but because it is so spread out, and most people see it only through the windows of their cars, it’s much harder to notice and appreciate. Traveling by foot or bike brings us closer to the city, and allows us to experience Los Angeles in ways most people never will.

    Thanks for letting us see the city through your eyes, and reminding us just how much it has to offer beyond the usual grime, grit, glitz and glam.

    bikinginla’s last blog post..Submitted without comment — they drive among us

    [Reply]

    LisaNewton Reply:

    @bikinginla, I couldn’t agree more. I love biking and walking in LA. I plan on doing more of these walking tours. In fact, yesterday, I hiked up by the Hollywood sign. Talk about great views.

    The funny thing was that I did feel like a tourist in my own city………..:)

    [Reply]

  7. The Los Angeles Metro Subway | Travelin' Local says:

    [...] I took the Los Angeles Subway home after finishing my Downtown walking tour, I thought it would make for a great story for today’s Metro Monday. Along with over 200 bus [...]

  8. Paisley (Paisley Thoughts) says:

    The first photo framed in the doorway is spectacular – there’s a real strength about it. The Disney building looks so unusual and the cityscape looks as glamorous as I imagine LA to be. The map concept is so clever and fun.

    Paisley (Paisley Thoughts)’s last blog post..What Makes Review Writing Ethical? A Real Experience

    [Reply]

    LisaNewton Reply:

    @Paisley (Paisley Thoughts), The reaction I’ve gotten from the map idea has been great. I’m sure I’ll be using this again, especially since I also love walking.

    The Disney building is extremely unusual. The different shapes and surfaces are quite impossible to capture in film, at least for me.

    I’m so happy you found it “glamorous.” :)

    [Reply]

  9. carla says:

    I love your photos of the city and how you put it on the map! Walking has always been a pastime of mine – something I can never get bored with. Lately I’ve been taking my camera out more (avoided it before since its so heavy)and found a new hobby!

    carla’s last blog post..Pictures of Bolinas, CA

    [Reply]

    LisaNewton Reply:

    @carla, I look forward to seeing your section of CA. Carrying a camera while walking just makes the walk that much more interesting………….:)

    [Reply]

  10. Vanessa says:

    The door in the first photo is a sculpture called “Dance Door” by well-known Venice Beach based sculptor Robert Graham (1938-2008). Robert Graham was actress Angelica Huston’s husband and he has many prominent sculptures all over L.A. including the doors to Our Lady of the Angels cathedral. More info about “Dance Door” is available on the public art in LA website: http://www.publicartinla.com/CivicCenter/dance_door_survey.html

    [Reply]

    LisaNewton Reply:

    @Vanessa, I wondered about the door. It is just kind of sitting in the middle, without a clear reason for being there.

    Thanks for the great link> :)

    [Reply]

  11. Twitter Trackbacks for Walking in LA | Travelin' Local [travelinlocal.net] on Topsy.com says:

    [...] Walking in LA | Travelin’ Local http://www.travelinlocal.net/walking-in-la – view page – cached Contrary to the hit song by the Missing Persons, that “Nobody Walks in LA” I beg to differ—a lot of people not only walk in LA but they love to walk in LA. — From the page [...]

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv Enabled