The Hidden Staircases of Silver Lake

California, Los Angeles Guide (B): The Hidden Staircases of Silver Lake

Combining three of my favorite things, street art, fitness and exploring, my most recent adventure took place in Silver Lake, one of LA’s most unique, and hip neighborhoods. Upon first glance, it may appear a bit on the gritty side, but a little dirt never hurt anyone, and if you dig just a little you’ll find a treasure trove of one of a kind shops, restaurants and hidden gems just waiting for you to come and discover them.

LA wasn’t always the car town it is now, and at one time public transportation was the primary mode of travel. People used an extensive network of Staircases to get from their hillside homes to their transit stops. Many of these historic staircases are still in existence though these days they’re used more for fitness and #selfies than anything else. The challenge is finding them

Because these staircases are steep, narrow, and located within residential neighborhoods, they are often hidden from view. However, once you do locate them, they are available for public use, and many of them have been painted with bright colors and fun designs, adding an extra element of fun. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Hidden Staircases of Silver Lake
Guide Location: USA » Los Angeles
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Alfred Coffee   Micheltorena Stairs   Descanso Stairs   Music Box Steps   Stair Tempo Staircase   Swan Stairs   Swan Place   1802 Redesdale Avenue   1784 Rotary Drive   Dillon Street   Effie Street   Cicero Drive   Redcliff Street   Murray Drive   Berkeley Avenue   Micheltorena Street   Sunset Boulevard   Pine & Crane  
Author: Hilary Gudgel
Read it on author's website: https://hilarystyle.me/2017/03/21/the-hidden-staircases-of-silver-lake/

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