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Walking around the Atwater Village neighborhood in Los Angeles



My Canadian friend (who is really English) who was visiting the week of Thanksgiving, noted that the reason she likes Los Angeles so much is that the city is comprised of little pockets of neighborhoods totally different from one another. Yes, I agree. Every block is a surprise. And sometimes one block can contain a Spanish-style single family home, an art deco condo complex, a beaux artes office building, etc. You never know.

atwater village

In that vein… (oops, I think that’s an English expression translated to American means “along those lines…,” the older I get, the more I slip back) a few weeks ago I joined a Sierra Club walk of Atwater Village and the Los Angeles River. This post is about the Atwater part.

atwater village

LA is so vast (467 sq miles/1209.53 sq km) give or take a few inches that it is very hard to pin it down. I’ve lived here all my adult life and no matter how many more years I have left I will probably never see it all. However, compared to most citizens of the City of the Angels, I have seen more than my share. Because I live to explore! (Physically and mentally…)

atwater village

The Atwater Village neighborhood takes up about 1.78 sq miles of that space in the northwest part of the city with a population of 16,000 more or less.

The residential area contains some interesting, original and odd architectural styles.

So, without further ado, some of my photos of Atwater. You know the drill, click on any photo to start the slideshow!

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Author: RMW

I am an explorer and creative person. I've had many jobs, careers and interests... everything in life and the universe fascinates me. Born in Brighton, England, I've lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles, California. A few years ago I rediscovered photography which is a great excuse to get outside and look. I'm also in the process of re-writing some of my unpublished short stories and possibly a novel. .

7 thoughts on “Walking around the Atwater Village neighborhood in Los Angeles

  1. Thank you for the interesting tour, Roslyn.

    Great photos. I love the architecture and the detailed carving on the door is amazing.


  2. These beautiful houses say so much about the diversity of L.A.


  3. Interesting houses. I like the diversity 🙂


  4. Pingback: Los Angeles River Walk via Atwater Village | One Good Life in Los Angeles

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