Two fires burned out two businesses in Hollywood over the last 10 days (today is Wednesday, April 30, 2008). Off Vine was the first and Basque, at the north-west corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Vine Street burned this morning around 5:30 am. As with all suspicious fires, the Arson Squad was there, late this afternoon. More pictures of Eva Longoria Parker's restaurant BESO. This afternoon around 5:00 pm, I saw a photo model shoot at the front door. BESO stands on the south-west corner of Hollywood Blvd. at Ivar Street. Ivar St. also has the Hollywood Public Library further south of BESO.
My pix from in and around Hollywood California. I used to put them up on Google Earth, but now I have my own weblog. I hope you find them entertaining. The World Palladium is finally being remodeled after more than 4 decades of decline. I hope the remodeling will reflect more of what Hollywood is supposed to represent. The restaurant: Off Vine, burned down about a week ago. It's address is: 6263 Leland Way, Los Angeles, CA 90028. That's just one block south of Sunset Blvd. and only a few feet east of Vine Street. The Bowery is a small bar and restaurant. Of the three restaurants located on the south side of Sunset Blvd., just east of Vine Street, it is the most interesting looking. Magnolia and Fabiolus, the two restaurants that sandwich the Bowery are a bit larger, though. The tall glass skyscraper was built by Dick Clark of American Bandstand fame. At the time of it's construction, it was the tallest privately owned building in Los Angeles, only the LA City Hall was taller. I could not resist a photo of the Sunset Blvd. bus. That's route number 2, which runs from downtown Los Angeles, all the way out the Pacific Coast Highway.