Tuesday, May 26, 2009

View of Torrance from Palos Verdes

We took a walk with Amy, our dog, last Sunday afternoon from Ernie Howlett park, up the hill overlooking Torrance to the old tower gatehouse that was once a main entrance to Palos Verdes. More photos from the hike to follow.
The main artery seen in the photo cutting through Torrance, as it does through Palos Verdes, is Hawthorne Blvd. To the right is the western end of Torrance Municipal Airport, Torrance Memorial Hospital, and (if you click on the photo to enlarge) a shopping center with Best Buy that my husband tells me was a Food Giant in the '50s and '60s.

22 comments:

Jacob said...

Very interesting panorama...I've heard of Torrance since a young boy living in LA, but I don't think I've ever been there...

Nice shot!

Dusty Lens said...

What a nice view from way up here. Always good to get away and go for a long walk.

Julie said...

Y'know what I really like about this photo? The dried grass and sandy patches in the foreground. That and the fact that if I take few steps foward I will topple over the slope.

Really good image, Tash.

Lois said...

That's a beautiful view!

Petrea said...

It's interesting to look at things from this perspective. But of course my favorite part of the photo is the brushy grass in the foreground! Great shot.

Saretta said...

It goes on and on, as far as the eye can see!

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello dear Tash
What a fabulous landscape! You did a perfect shot!I'm very interesting in that Best Buy store, I guess I could spend all day long shopping there! LOL
Just kidding!
Anyway that mall could be a great idea for shopping!
Léia

altadenahiker said...

Macy's is trying to get in touch. They say you're now cool enough and there's an opening in the teen clothing department.

m_m said...

Great! I love such photos like this one! Superb perspective, thanks for sharing!

roentarre said...

Seriously wonderful landscape in deed! Excellent image!

Marie-Noyale said...

I don't know how long it takes to climb up there but it's worth it!!!

Maya said...

You sure have a lot of nice hikes around there. I'd love to go for one with you and Amy if I lived closer!

Cafe Pasadena said...

From this angle Torrance looks better than the Palos Verdes. You're a magician with your camera, nT!

Kris said...

You get a real feel for the place with this shot. I like it!

Vogon Poet said...

What a beautiful panorama, I am not familiar with the places but I like it.

Bibi said...

Love the country/city contrast here. Used to know some people in Torrance, and many a time cruised down Hawthorne Boulevard.

D said...

What a view! There's so much to see. Beautiful!

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pasadenaadjacent said...

Right, give up the aero space position for a sales job at Macys. Me I was looking down the barrel of a greeter position at Wall M. Thank god for Sekhmet

When I see a view such as this I realize that grid is stretching it's way over to me. It's as if we could yodel back and forth to one another

Connie Roberts said...

I remember Mom driving us down the winding road - which we called the 'Alice in wonderland road' - to get to the Food Giant the closest store in those days(1957-8)and that tower, so mysterious and cool.

Lori Lynn said...

Oh Tash, this is very good!
We really get the feel of PV and Torrance here.
LL

Sherry said...

I was born in Torrance. I really like the way you included the path dropping off with the city below.