In the Hills


Last week I spent a few days in Burbank, or Studio City, or Toluca Lake—I really don’t know where I was. This was my forth visit to greater Los Angeles—3 of which were under 4 days, one of which might have been under 4 hours—and each time I find myself rushing around trying to get ready to leave that I never get a chance to enjoy the surroundings. Though this trip was equally short, I did take a moment to make some thumbnails and record some of what makes it so special. The rolling hills, and all the little houses—at least from my vantage point, they were probably huge—that dotted the mountains seemed so far off in the distance, and so removed from life a little lower down in the valley, that I kept waiting for the picture perfect landscape to fall over and reveal the Hollywood magic that created the background. But each day the sun rose and set and nothing exposed the horizon as anything but some fortunate owners backyards. Next time I would love to see what the view is from up in the hills. I’m sure it’s great.—Dominick

Comments (4)

  1. Brooks Hoffman

    Thanks for your beautiful sketch and appreciative words about this part of the San Fernando Valley. I was born and grew up in Burbank. Next time you’re there get some one to show you the view from a Mulholland overlook.

  2. Dominick

    Thank you Audrey. Much appreciated.

    And you are very welcome, Brooks. I will put Mulholland on my list for next time. It really is an amazing place. Such a mix of American cultures, and so laid back. Looking forward to returning soon.

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