May 28, 2010

Scenes from LA: Mulholland Drive

Universal City Scenic Overlook
During my last visit to LA, I kept trying to convince Edith to take the rental car down Mulholland Drive when she had some time to kill, waiting for me to finish up meetings. It's one of my favorite drives, anywhere.

She didn't brave the winding road that might just take you into another reality, but when I was driving from North Hollywood to Beverly Hills for a meeting this week, and the GPS told me to take Sunset, I said, "Screw you, I'm taking Mulholland."

Of course, its hairpin turns and customary stop at the scenic overlook probably made me much later than the traffic on Sunset would have.

But it was worth it to see the low-hanging mist on the distant mountains, so very different from the pervasive smog and June gloom that often plagues the LA area this time of year.

I was only 10 minutes late for my meeting. In LA traffic terms, that means I was actually 20 minutes early.

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