It was twenty years ago today... Actually, it was only four years ago today that your Sightseeing Examiner became your Sightseeing Examiner. While normally these articles are not to be written in the first person, I am going to do a little rule breaking for this anniversary article. I ask your indulgence as I begin this article with the following:
- I am very thankful for the opportunity to write for this online publication, examiner.com.
- I like to think I offer a fresh perspective in that the information I share is one of someone experiencing Los Angeles (L.A.) sights as if for the first time (and sometimes it is the first time) and as a fan of adventure and sightseeing in L.A. and in life wherever that happens to be.
- I am very thankful for the excuse this gig provides to continue to enjoy and explore more sights in L.A. on a regular basis.
Anniversaries tend to be a good opportunity to look back fondly. They tend to either inspire a best of list or an opportunity to pick a favorite. One of my favorite things I've written about is the Hollywood Highland Street Hike series of articles I published.
In the four years since beginning the sightseeing gig, examiner.com has made changes and updated what is possible for examiner writers to create with our articles. One of those updates has been the "list" articles. So...I am seizing the opportunity provided by my anniversary and the list capability to combine those street hike articles into one more user friendly article.
All the articles began with:
There is only one place in the world where you can see the stars on the Walk of Fame. That place is Hollywood, which attracts over ten million tourists a year. The heart of the Walk of Fame is an area known as Hollywood and Highland. On its own there is much to sightsee at this famous intersection, which is easily accessible by L. A.'s only only true subway, the Metro red line.
What may not be common knowledge is that there are many interesting sightseeing opportunities in a one mile radius of Hollywood and Highland. The Hollywood/Highland adjacent sights series is about sharing some of these sights with you. So...if you are willing, put on your walking shoes and travel along on a Hollywood street hike adventure.