During a weekend, not so long ago, my sister and I took a drive into the hills on a warm sunny day. We had a favorite place in mind.
As well as being featured in one of my favorite films, There Will Be Blood, Greystone Mansion is incredibly beautiful.
The place felt like it was ours alone.
The flowers were in full bloom.
Small bugs were busy building delicate architecture.
We peeked behind rose bushes and admired the view of Downtown Los Angeles.
Bees were in full-swing.
Plants looked other-wordly. Almost pre-historic.
After taking this picture, I noticed a small tour bus outside on the street below admiring the mansion(for obvious reasons). The illusion of being in another world was broken momentarily and I waved hello. The tourists snapped away before being whisked away to more sights in Beverly Hills. We laughed a bit at the sight and then took our hungry bodies to Rodeo Drive for lunch. We rarely venture into this territory. However, tucked among the fancy stores we found a relaxed cafe that served delicious macro-biotic fare. Everything was really tasty and that completed our day in Beverly Hills. If everyday were like this I would not complain :)