Hi everyone and welcome to a new year of Flying Neon Lights! This is my first post for 2016. After living part-time in LA for a while, I’ve compiled a long stream of photos from my explorations around the city. Out of all the neighborhoods in this sprawling complex, I can definitely say that Silver Lake is ranked highly among my favorite areas. Silver Lake is a neighborhood located 5 miles northwest of Downtown, smacked between East Hollywood and Echo Park. It has revamped itself into a place full of music, culture, trends, diversity, and of course food. Below are some photos of the neighborhood. Hope you all enjoy and stay tuned for more postings regarding LA. -Amanda
1. A view of the Silver Lake Reservoir: The reservoir was constructed in 1907 by Herman Silver to support the needs of a growing LA population. 400,000 black “shade balls” were recently dumped into the Ivanhoe to reflect UV rays out of the water.
4. Silver Lake Farmers Market: It runs every Tuesday and Saturday and provides locals with fresh groceries for the week. There are a variety of vendors selling everything ranging from food, books, records, and vintage clothing.
Thanks for visiting!