When my mom was here visiting, she wanted to get me a “Thank You” gift for being the best tour guide ever. And she got me the most perfect book.
The book has all kinds of walking tours through different neighborhoods of Los Angeles. They range from easy to strenuous, list the amount of calories you’ll burn on each walk, and show popular landmarks, eateries and museums. When I saw the book, I knew immediately that it would generate some inspiration for me – not only to get outside and explore, but take more pictures!
I often find myself in a major rut where I WANT to go take pictures (but my cat has had it with the camera) and I just don’t know where to go. Granted, I live in a fantastic city but I always find myself going to the same spots over and over again. Now I can be adventurous, without the risk of getting lost! The book has the walks laid out on maps and includes step-by-step instructions, making it quite easy to get around.
So yesterday, I took my first Photo Walk through North Culver City. About 15 miles from my house, its an area that is rich in movie culture as well as some cool architecture. I walked through some of the cutest residential areas I’ve ever seen and really enjoyed the nice cool breeze that comes with being just that much closer to the ocean. I didn’t enjoy all the traffic coming home – but its all part of the deal when living in such a fab city.
For more pictures of Culver City, please check out my Flickr stream.