Los Angeles – Laurel and Hardy Steps

 

Photo source: http://wikimapia.org/346038/Laurel-Hardy-the-Music-Box-steps#/photo/4121874

 

FIND THESE STEPS – Between 923 and 935 N. Vendome Street, Silver Lake.

If you are visiting Los Angeles (one of the very best cities in the world) and you have the time, this is worth the time for a visit. All those steps and all that movie history.

This episode is from the 1932 film The Music Box, with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, and described wonderfully at the web site silentlocations.com.

And occasional celebrations of the steps occur as a day long event.

 

Photo source: TCM.com

For more steps in Los Angeles, you can find some grand and elusive ones in Charles Fleming’s Secret Stairs

 

Warwick – Wilton – Churchill Steps

FIND THESE STEPS –  From Warwick Street between 81 and 87 Warwick, at 67/69 Wilton Road, and across from 63 Wilton Road to Churchill Drive at No 18.

At the top at Warwick Street, and leading to a spectacular, flaming post box, and a flight of 203 steps to Wilton Road.

The view from Wilton looking up the steps toward Warwick.

And cross the road – at Wilton – for the next level of steps, toward Churchill.

And nearly hidden away – a playground at Izard Park.

From Izard Park to Churchill Drive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surrey Street Steps

FIND THESE STEPS – From 10 Surrey to 28 Worcester Street at the top.

A very subtle entry way and you could easily miss this from Surrey. Follow along this path. The view from the top is spectacular.

It’s December when I took these shots and some flowers along the way.

At the top – beside St Thomas More church.

 

Oban Street Steps to Oban Street

FIND THESE STEPS – From opposite 132 Oban Street on the upper level and opposite 86 Oban street on the lower level.

 

It’s fun when you come across steps without knowing they are there – like looking for Easter eggs. These steps appeared when I was looking for another address and they are short and fun. They simply curve from Oban Street to Oban Street. How simple, and how useful, is that.

I can find no history or reference for the street’s name or history but the nearby residents have been lobbying for direct access to Trelissick Park since 1981.