It may be pretentious, but we’ve all gotten used to North Hollywood being called Noho. Heck, it was originally called Lankershim after the developer who planted a lot of fruit trees here. Now the only thing named after him is the diagonal street the cuts from south to northwest in the east Valley.
We are going to Argentina and Chile to celebrate my 60th birthday as well as 40th anniversary. I got a recommendation of a specific book, about Darwin and the Beagle (name of his ship), since we will be retracing part of his voyage. Couldn’t find an e-book, and these days, Amazon isn’t that reliable. It wasn’t clear we’d get the book before we leave. So off to our wonderful used bookstore I went.
I didn’t find the book, although Irving Stone’s book on Darwin was there. I read it over 30 years ago. Every morning when they open shop, they pull to boxes of books, these are all free.
The good books go quickly. Of course I browsed here. I did see one excellent book for free – The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara – about the Civil War, thing is I have it as an audio book. So if anyone is interested… Corner of Cahuenga and Chandler. It really is a lovely store to browse, inside and out.
There are store cats, more than one. A beautiful tan cat came up to demand attention. This fellow wasn’t too interested in me.
The trolly car used to run down the middle of Chandler. Today the Orange Line bus takes up part of that space, but in this eastern section of NoHo into Burbank – it is a lovely walkway and bike path. Many people were out enjoying the sun. Me, I couldn’t help but take pictures of peoples gardens.
Someone’s prince has come. Me,I just have a frog, mine doesn’t have a crown.
Day of the dead sculls, used as planters year round.
A sad reminder, that no everyone came home from Vietnam.Leah