Echo Park is yet another Los Angeles neighborhood that is rarely explored. Most people just drive through the area on their way Downtown on Glendale Blvd or on their way to Dodger Stadium. I found it to be full of surprises and lively neighborhoods. And of course, there are the cats. We seem to run across them on every walk and this one was no exception. Our first stairway was accessed on Sunset Blvd. and took us up 74 steps to Laveta Terrace. Before we reached it though, we met a very friendly lady (Beatrice) who used to live in the neighborhood and who was very interested in our walks and suggested other stairways. This has happened to us more than once whereby locals are kind enough to stop and chat and suggest additional stairways or points of interest. You can't meet people like this while zipping by in your car!
Making sure I know which way is up..
Looking west from Laveta Terrace
To many, Elysian Park is just a short cut to Dodger Stadium. In reality, it is a park with a long history and amazing views of Downtown LA and Chavez Ravine - the home of Dodger Stadium. We accessed the park from above and walked along a ridge overlooking the park.
Back on Sunset Blvd. we climbed these steps which led to a walkway that paralleled the busy street. On our walks we have encountered other streets such as this one that I never imagined existed. We followed this quirky stretch until a staircase led us back down to the boulevard and another feline encounter.
Feel free to join me as I discover hidden parts of Los Angeles and tackle the remaining 33 stair walks.
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