Monday, March 9, 2015
PEACOCKS & MORE AT HOLLYWOOD FOREVER
I escaped winter and spent almost two glorious weeks in Los Angeles. One of my activities involved a day at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, which is a good resting place, even for the living. The grounds are utterly pristine, and you can take pleasure in being surrounded by palm trees.
I'm not ashamed to admit that one of the reasons I love spending time here is to hang out with peacocks, the beloved gatekeepers. These beautiful creatures strut their stuff like they own the place; however, will stop to pose for impromptu photo shoots.
A stunning area to cop a squat is near Johnny Ramone's grave, where you can watch nature in full swing. A picturesque scene awaits you including a lake, fountain, ducks, and fish. Johnny's grave was getting all spruced up with pretty new flowers when I arrived.
Free on-site parking and restrooms are available. If you prefer an official walking tour, you can sign up for one with film historian Karie Bible http://cemeterytour.com/.
Check out Hollywood Forever's website to learn about the cultural events they offer throughout the year. My future goal is to attend a concert or summer movie night. http://www.hollywoodforever.com/