Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Home Town

This is a repeat post from August 2017.
Just feeling a bit nostalgic today about the way my home town used to be. Sigh.
Wilshire and Beverly Dr., 1962
Many childhood and teen expeditions were spent here on Beverly Drive. Hot dogs at Newberry's lunch counter, shopping at Lerner's, movies at the Beverly Theater and more.
The old / new Beverly Hills Library, 1965
This Library was replaced by a huge new complex, including the library, offices and a parking structure. Before the structure, above was built, the BH Library was in the City Hall building, across the street. I just LOVED the mosaics on the side of the building, representing books on shelves. I wish the mosaic had been save. Double sigh.
Memorial Park, across from the Beverly Hills Hotel
The Memorial Park is still here. maintained beautifully. It's a nice place to sketch, knit or read.
Wilshire and Rodeo, BH
I only ate at this particular Brown Derby once. This corner is now part of the One Rodeo shopping complex.
The Electric Fountain at Wilshire & Santa Monica Blvd., BH
The Electric Fountain was a REALLY BIG DEAL when I was a child. My Dad used to drive out of his way at night just so we could see the lights change. It was refurbished a few years ago and is still spectacular!
After 45 years, I just retired from working full-time. I'm trying to look ahead into the future, however thoughts and images from the past flood my memory. 

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At 4:10 PM PDT, Blogger count reeshard said...

Congratulations on having achieved retirement, Ellen. Now, hopefully, both you & Larry will have that much more time to explore the nooks and crannies of the still (sorta) wonderful city that we call home.

Thanks to the Ralph Story specials endlessly repeating on KCET, I can vicariously experience something akin to the nostalgia you describe. Still, there's much of good still to be discovered.

Thanks for another informative post, R


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