My wife Susan and I were lucky to grab the last two spots on today’s fully-booked Angelino Heights Walking Tour, run by the good folks at L.A. Conservancy. I’ve long known about the historic 1300 block of Carroll Avenue but at best my visits have been nothing more than drive-bys of its meticulously restored Victorian-era homes. It was awesome to spend some of this gorgeous day getting up-close with these masterpieces and learning their histories — we even got the opportunity to gawk our way through the first floors of a couple of them. Walking through the doors was literally like stepping back 100 years.
A set of my images from the tour can be found here on Flickr, and if you want to get some walking tour of your own, they’re a regular thing taking place the first Saturday each month. Get more info on it and other outings at the L.A. Conservancy website.