Friday, May 11, 2012

Walking music for your weekend: Ane Brun

I'm kind of obsessed with the tune " "Do You Remember" from Norwegian-born artist Ane Brun.
Since the 2011 release of her latest album, "It All Starts With One", Brun has toured with two other artists that I hold in the highest regard - Peter Gabriel and Ani Difranco; she's also featured on Gabriel's most recent album, New Blood, where she lends her glorious voice to the classically beautiful track, "Don't Give Up".

Ms. Brun is definately one to watch.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Historic Hermon

Who knew there was a quaint historic district of LA called Hermon? I certainly did not... until a friend took me there the other day for a walk-about. It was quite a treat. The neighborhood once featured an elevated bicycle "freeway" which served as a pre-automobile through-way between downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena in the late 1800s/early 1900s.  Today all that remains of the "cycleway" is a set of old stairs.

California Cycleway, via Wikipedia
Officially established in 1903, Hermon boasts a quaint downtown business district, lovely historic homes, several schools and fantastic public parks...and most importantly, maintains a small-town feel despite it's central location.

Check out some gorgeous area homes after the jump: