Urban Hike: Raymond Chandler’s Hollywood
On September 28th, 2014 my friend Lori & I went with the Los Angeles Hiking Group on a 5-ish mile walking tour of Raymond Chandler’s Hollywood.
Hike leaders Tuck, Thelma & Ferris, took us on a fun and interesting stroll through old Hollywood and the surrounding hillside communities, including stops at venues from “The Big Sleep”, “Farewell My Lovely”, “The Long Goodbye”, “Lady in the Lake” and “High Window”.
A lot of the locations were just that. Locations. The original buildings long gone. So, some of my pictures below have nothing to do with Raymond Chandler. A couple of them are actually locations from Streisand / Redford’s The Way We Were.
I love walking through these neighborhoods and seeing what’s left of the golden era of Hollywood. So much amazing architecture!
After the hike, Lori & I went across the street to the Hollywood Farmer’s Market where I got a pineapple-lime lemonade, a grilled chicken skewer and a delicious pink lady apple. Refreshing on a hot, humid day.