Shortly after moving to Los Angeles I was excited to find myself in such a diverse, interesting city. Every time I go out, whether it is to run errands, walk Indy, or explore, I never know what I’ll encounter. Sometimes it is the small unexpected things that stand out. Here are ten interesting things I’ve seen – so far – in LA …

Lost Pet?

The juice stand in front of the Orlando Hotel used to have a community bulletin board. Every time I walked by, I took a peek. One day I saw this sign. I wonder if Dave ever found his T-Rex…


Happy Tree

There’s a jogging track in a little park on La Cienega. Indy and I walk around the track once and a while but he gets too distracted by the squirrels. When I pass this tree, it makes me happy.

heart tree


Cool Cat

So – I’m not into cats, but I couldn’t help but smile when I saw this guy in Venice Beach by the boardwalk. I wonder what he was thinking as he gazed out over the beach. Was he people watching or thinking about heading out for a swim?

cool cat in Venice Beach


Things that Make you Say Hmmm

We were driving down a side street near Melrose and Hyland and spotted this. I’m not quite sure what to say about it…


The Berlin Wall

Did you know that the largest in tact piece of the Berlin Wall outside of Germany is across the street from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)? This is one of my favorite places to visit on a walk with Indy. Read more about The Wall Project >

The Wall Project Los Angeles



We frequently see signs in our neighborhood while walking Indy – you know – garage sale, lost pet, pick up your poop… This one stood out – it make me chuckle. I was almost tempted to stop by and take a look.

garage sale sign


Where to Find the Perfect Dinosaur for your Home

If you are looking for something unique and unusual for your home or just want to browse and see if anything calls to you, stop by Nick Metropolis. We spotted this store shortly after moving to LA while we were out shopping for home stuff.

Nick Metropolis store LA


Cold War History

This is one of many civil defense sirens installed around Los Angeles in the 1950s. It is on a residential street near Wilshire in the Miracle Mile area. The sirens are no longer used or maintained – they just stand there now. You can learn more about the sirens and cold war history at Cold War LA.

civil defense siren


Hello There

One night while watching TV, we heard some noises in the alley behind our condo. Indy became alert and went to the sliding glass door. Michael went outside and saw that we had a visitor.

Beverly Hills raccoon


The One That Got Away

While stopped at a traffic light in Hollywood I looked around and saw a woman standing in the median holding a sign. I didn’t get a chance to grab my camera before the light turned green. I created this image of what was written on the sign.
husband kidnapped by aliens