Back then, my favorite journey was along Wilshire Boulevard as it wound all the way from downtown Los Angeles to the sea. Moving gently along its curves was like watching a movie montage through the window: architecture, signage, colors, traffic, churches, museums, department stores, apartment buildings, boxy steel and glass office highrises, then the colorful divey beach motels, the fancy hotels and finally it all petered out -- you'd reached the end of it all -- the ocean unfolding endlessly before you.
This morning, I did a mini drive north/south exploration down San Gabriel Boulevard as it connects Altadena to Pasadena to San Marino to San Gabriel to Alhambra to Rosemead and so on and so on ... This is some of what I saw along the way:
(Photo: San Gabriel BoulevardCredit: L.G. )