Inside the City ... Outside the Box
Los Angeles pictures and stories by Laurie Allee

Friday, February 17, 2017

Mt. San Jacinto by way of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Snowy fun ... just a few hours away.

The latest LA storm means snow in our local mountains!  

This seems like a great time to repost my piece on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.  I can't believe I lived in LA over 20 years before checking out the easiest, coolest way to experience a true winter wonderland.  Hop on the vaguely Jetsons-like tram in Palm Springs, and after a stunning 15 minute ride you'll be almost 9000 feet up on top of beautiful Mt. San Jacinto which, during most of the winter, looks a lot like it does in the above video.  

Not sure if it's snowy or not?  Just check the current weather right here.  

And to see for yourself, check out the current conditions via the mountain web cam -- or, as my daughter says, just Facetime the mountain.

No snow chains required, and you can go swimming in Palm Springs when you get back down.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Noir Interlude...

Just a little noir photo safari ... from Pasadena, through downtown LA, across mid city, over to Culver City, creeping into the west side and Santa Monica.

(I'm inspired, as you might guess, by this guy.)

Music: 2 Die 4 by Jeff Oster

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Welcoming Entrance...

Pasadena and South Pasadena have some of the most charming homes.  This one is right on the border, so I'm not sure which city can actually claim it, but it sure has a friendly vibe.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Seen in Pasadena

This sign brought to us by either a very considerate film crew, or a very clever terrorist.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Freeway Noir

Carpooling?  Picture taking.  On the 134 between Pasadena and Burbank you'll find this overpass.  (It looks moody in black and white on a cloudy day.)

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Along the Arroyo Seco

Where can you find hawks, hiking trails, stables, canopied streets and glorious sunset views?  Just ten minutes from downtown Los Angeles along the historic Arroyo Seco.

Come along with me for a photo tour of the scenery.