|Christmas on the streets of West Hollywood
This area is filled with very typical LA houses and bungalows.
|Bungalow with a classic out front
|A grapefruit tree with humongo fruit
|I really love this view from behind the famous sign
South of Melrose, the size of the lots and houses increase:
South of Beverley Ave are two shopping icons of central LA - The Grove and The Fairfax Farmer's Market.
The Grove is a high end shopping mall. It is very nicely decorated, with a pond complete with dancing fountain:
The Grove contains several expensive restaurants and shopping that ranges from Forever 21 to A&F. (see here) The real draw for me is the dancing fountain. Every hour the music comes on the fountain in the middle of the pond takes off.
Next to the Grove is the Fairfax Farmers Market. (see here)
Today the stadia are gone and the open fields have been turned into parking, but the market is still there. There are restaurants offering all different cuisines, open fruit stands and shops selling everything from stickers to spices to hats. tables are arranged throughout the market. Who knows, you might see a star (I once saw Sandra Bullock there).
Contrary to what is often believed, Los Angeles is not always vapid wasteland of cars and roads. There are many places that you can and should park the car, get out and walk.