Lens-Artists Challenge: Around the Neighborhood

Los Angeles is a sprawling city, with numerous districts and neighborhoods. I live on the so-called Westside area, which includes Brentwood, West LA, West Hollywood, Westwood, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Venice, Pacific Palisades, and Century City among several other neighborhoods. We live in Brentwood but Santa Monica, Westwood, Venice and Century City are part of what I would call my extended neighborhood. Almost everything I do is in these neighborhoods, especially Santa Monica, which happens to be right next to Brentwood. Here are some of my favorite places in my neck of the woods.

Santa Monica Beach and downtown Santa Monica.

Santa Monica Pier.

Santa Monica residential street.

Santa Monica bluffs, the California Incline, the Pacific Coast Highway and Santa Monica Beach.

Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica.

UCLA Campus, in Westwood.

UCLA Campus, Westwood.

Westwood Street, with blooming Jacarandas.

Venice Beach.

Venice Beach Boardwalk.

Venice Canals Historic District. This is a residential area with beautiful homes and several man-made canals, originally built in 1905.

The Getty Center in Brentwood is one of the best museums in LA. It’s a short 10-minute drive from my house.

View of Century City from the Getty Center. The infamous 405 Freeway during the beginning of rush hour is seen below.

For Tina Shell’s Lens-Artists Challenge #36 – Around the Neighborhood

Thursday Doors – 02/28/2018

I am reaching the end of my door collection and the frequent rains in L.A. have put a damper on many door-hunting walks. I’ve been resorting to random photos from my library. Here are some nice doors from here, there, and elsewhere.

Sevilla, Spain.

Pirenopolis, Brazil.

Ojai, California.

Pasadena, California.

For Norm’s Thursday Doors.

Thursday Doors – 02/07/2019

These old houses (with their very simple doors) were built in the early 20th century and are located at an old district of my hometown of Fortaleza, Brazil, next to a large cultural center (that’s where the reddish light comes from). Most houses are now shops, bars, and restaurants to serve locals and tourists visiting the center (last photo). When I took these photos, restaurants and bars were just opening for dinner, drinks and live music.