Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill, Griffith Park

Eighty years ago, Glendale’s Grand Central Airport was the main airport for Los Angeles and a large landing beacon needed to be installed in an easily seen place. Enter a big hill at the eastern edge of Griffith Park and there you have it: Beacon Hill.

The beacon (and the airport) are long gone, but the Hill is still there of course – imposing itself over I-5, the golf course, the zoo, *and* my office window. I don’t really have to twist my neck at all, just move my eyes and there it is impliciting saying “climb me! climb me!” So on Saturday I did…

Top of Beacon Hill

Panorama from top of Beacon Hill

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