Saturday, January 5, 2013
Off to explore the big city-Day 5
Good Morning! Mari and I are off to explore the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles; which is best known for its eclectic gathering of hipsters and artists. It also has some of the most modernist architecture in North America. The neighborhood is named after Water Board Commissioner Herman Silver. There is a reservoir, which is composed of two basins. The lower one was named for Herman Silver in 1906 and the upper one is named Ivanhoe. It was named in 1819 for Sir Walter Scott. In the 1930's Walt Disney built his first large studio at the corner of Griffith Park and Hyperion. It is now the site of a Gelson's market. The area was originally called "Ivanhoe", because one person saw the green hills of Scotland.