Saturday, April 2, 2011

Photo Essay: Lake Shrine

Tucked away in the Pacific Palisades is a little hideaway, an accidental lake. Silent movies were filmed there in the 1920s. A developer made it his private residence in the years that followed, with a windmill, a houseboat, and a mill house. After a vivid dream, he sold it to the Self-Realization Fellowship Church of All Religions in the 1940s.

It's a quiet, cell phone-free meditation zone with a cat sprawled on the sidewalk in the sun, turtles in the water, inspirational passages from many different sacred texts along the path, and flowers everywhere.

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Photo Essay: Lake Hollywood Reservoir

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