The Beauty Of Beverly Hills! From Sunrise To Wildlife, A 90210 Staycation!

Welcome To Beverly Hills!

Sometimes it’s easy to overlook the beauty of your local surroundings, but the other day, my wife Alex and I were in the center of Beverly Hills, and there was so much beauty all around us:

Bedford Drive is one of the most photographed streets in the city, because the 3 block long stretch of palm trees offers a perfect backdrop…take a drive with me:

We also walked by the new Mandarin Oriental hotel was the perfect backdrop for this fountain:

What a great day for a walk!

My wife was on her way to work once and called me to run up to the top of the Beverly Hills to get this sunrise over Los Angeles:

That’s downtown L.A. in the distance – it was a stunning way to start the day – you can see a video of it here:

Even though Beverly Hills is right below us, we still are up in the Hills and that means we get visitors:

We have deer visit quite often – here’s a look at more of our 90210 wildlife encounters:

The L.A. basin has so many places to explore: from Santa Monica and Venice Beach on the Pacific Ocean, to the celebrity enclave Malibu just north.

I was in Malibu and had a fun Dolphin encounter as well:

Malibu is less than a half hour drive along the ocean from Santa Monica, and worth the are more of my Dolphin encounters:

It had me wondering:

How do they sleep?

Click here for what I discovered!

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I hope you liked my mini-tour of Beverly Hills!

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19 replies

  1. Great places to photograph and visit, John.

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  2. John, the weatherman just talked about blizzard conditions in southern California…and possibly snow on the Hollywood sign. Thought you might enjoy that report from Massachusetts.

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  3. how great, you are lucky to have so much around you. love the sunrise!

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  4. It’s such a beautiful city. We all need reminders to stop and look. The sunset is magnificent!


  5. It’s important to see the beauty in your own backyard! That sunset was incredible.

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  6. I am suitably envious of that location to live in, John. Though I have read today about snow blizzards affecting Los Angeles this February! Is that true? 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    • It is, Pete! They actually recorded a bit of snow at the HOLLYWOOD sign for the first time in 50+ years! It’s more than a thousand feet up, and we are getting snow all around the L.A. basin! Our main highway through the mountains north is closed due to blizzard conditions! That said, we are getting record-breaking snow and that snowpack is what we use for water throughout the spring and summer as it melts – it’s re-directed to LA!

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  7. We LOVE visiting the area! And that sunrise!!

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  8. What a wonderful sunrise! We have an Oriental Mandarin Hotel too in the centre of London – it’s where Bon Jovi often stay when they play in the UK.

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