It must be said that Runyon Canyon is known as a prime spot to see celebrities and, well, it can be a bit "sceney." But that's only a fraction of the perspective. There is so much more to LA's quintessential urban hike.
Dipping into a serene swimming pool overlooking a wonderful view can mark a moment of true arrival for the harried traveler. For those of us unlucky enough to be chained to a computer at the moment, here is a delightfully escapist collection of 16 pools with a view.
It is the role of artists to show us beauty in our own age. Artists make our world of cities and offices, our morning traffic jams and nightlife; our familiar grind; and show us how to see it as beautiful and worthy.