Hello L.A.! Looking Lovely, I Must Say!

Last week I wrote a post about my recent trip to Los Angeles, having won a trip to this iconic city:  I’ve Been Away Because I Won A Trip To L.A.! 

I took a lot of photos, so I’ll keep sifting through them to show you bits and bobs of what I saw!  The above photo just had to include one heck of a straight up palm tree! My goodness it was tall!  In the background you can see a segment of the Hollywood Hills.  I find it so interesting to see this type of landscape, as Chicago is very flat with nothing resembling a hill for miles.  Looking at all of the houses  nestled contentedly in the mountainous area is mesmerizing to me.  I am so used to looking out at Lake Michigan with its horizon line always in my view.  But this, oh this is anything but uniform; and yet, it works!

Have you ever seen any plants or trees like these?  I’m thinking Dr. Seuss books, Jurassic Park, anything but reality!  I don’t know what on earth they are called, but I quite like them!  Another California curiosity!

Ah, the Roosevelt Hotel, with its name lit up in orange neon at night, a beacon for the bygone Golden Age of Hollywood.  Built in 1926, this hotel hosted the first Academy Awards back in 1929.  The building is a Spanish Revival Style, and has been continuously used as a hotel since the day it opened.  Quite a historic building, and definitely an important part of the L.A./Hollywood landscape!

Just outside of L.A. is the breath-taking San Fernando Valley.  With its vast and bold hills framing the scene, it struck me as quite a dichotomy to see natural beauty entwined with man-made structures.  Somehow I think it works, especially if you are one of the fortunate people to have a view from this spectacular part of the world!

Lots more to come! I’ll be posting from some other areas around L.A., including my oh so favorite, ‘Long Beach, California!’

  42 comments for “Hello L.A.! Looking Lovely, I Must Say!

  1. April 7, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Beautiful, Cher! Waiting for more! ♥

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    • April 7, 2018 at 1:35 pm

      Thank you so much, Billy Ray! I am looking forward to posting more! It was such a great trip! Cher xo

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  3. April 7, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Great photos as always, Cher! The tall palm trees look like Washingtonia palms.
    https://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/3066

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    • April 7, 2018 at 1:50 pm

      Why thank you, John! Oh, do you think so? Cher xo

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      • April 7, 2018 at 2:32 pm

        I’m no expert on palms but the tree does resemble a Washingtonia. They grow great in Florida too.

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      • April 7, 2018 at 7:07 pm

        I think you are a palms expert John! You know more about them than anyone I know! Look at all the gorgeous pics you take in LV! Cher xo

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  4. Buffalo Tom Peabody
    April 7, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    Excellent! Anxiously awaiting more!👍👍

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    • April 7, 2018 at 2:22 pm

      Hi Tom! Why thanks so much! I’ll be posting some more soon!!! Cher xo

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  5. April 7, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your California time with us. My heart gets heavy and light at the same time. God, how I miss this all.
    Here is a photo from Fernando Valley at night. A view from Mulholland Drive. I hope it works with the pic

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    • April 7, 2018 at 7:08 pm

      Oh it did work, Erika! I think it’s time for you to take a trip back to California!! Thank you for sending this great pic!! Cher xo

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  6. April 7, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Seems it did not work… lol!

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  7. April 7, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Looks like you had great weather and a good trip, Cher! Lovely photography of the landscapes… 😃 ❤

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    • April 7, 2018 at 7:09 pm

      Hi Iris! It is so good to see you! Ah, it was great, thanks! The weather was unreal and the landscapes the same! I’ll post more pics soon! I hope all is well with you, dear Iris! Cher xo

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      • April 8, 2018 at 11:00 am

        Hi Cher, yes, have just had a great Easter break… See you again here! Much love 😃

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      • April 8, 2018 at 11:48 am

        Ah, bless! Good to hear you had a great Easter break, Iris! Much love returned to you as well; thank you! Cher xo

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  8. April 7, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    Beautiful photos!! Everything is so green right now!! Are you, or did you go to the Queen Mary! They have the best High Tea, served on beautiful tiered platters.

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    • April 8, 2018 at 11:47 am

      Thank you, SD! Yes, I always visit the Queen Mary when I’m in California. Haven’t had the pleasure of High Tea yet, but I must! Cher xo

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      • April 8, 2018 at 12:18 pm

        It’s so good. Almost as good as my Auntie Hilda’s high tea!

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      • April 8, 2018 at 12:25 pm

        And I’m sure your Auntie Hilda’s high tea is great, so the Queen Mary’s must be good! 😉 xo

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      • April 8, 2018 at 12:38 pm

        Oh it was!!!

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  9. Lana
    April 8, 2018 at 1:56 am

    What a wonderful opportunity! Enjoy yourself 😀

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    • April 8, 2018 at 11:47 am

      Thank you, Lana! It was such a great trip, and I cannot wait to go back. I love California! Cher ox

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      • Lana
        April 8, 2018 at 11:57 am

        Oh me too! Ppl so friendly and much sunshine x

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      • April 8, 2018 at 11:59 am

        So you know exactly what I mean! Where have you traveled in California? xo

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      • Lana
        April 8, 2018 at 12:08 pm

        RV trip – LA to San Fran 🙂

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      • April 8, 2018 at 12:13 pm

        That must have been brilliant, Lana!! 🙂

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      • Lana
        April 8, 2018 at 12:19 pm

        Loved it! Definitely do it again. Santa Barbara one of my favourites

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      • April 8, 2018 at 12:25 pm

        Now there is another place I must visit! I’ve seen photos of Santa Barbara and it looks amazing! xo

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  10. April 8, 2018 at 11:19 am

    It’s the blue, blue sky that gets me. It reminded me of this Edith Piaf song:

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    • April 8, 2018 at 11:50 am

      Hi Hilary! I’m unable to see the video. Can you please tell me the name of the song and I’ll look it up? Oh yes, the blue skies are dream-like. It’s hard to believe they can be so blue, but they are indeed! Thank you, Hilary! Cher xo

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  11. April 9, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    Thanks for sharing these pictures with us! That palm tree sure is tall!

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