Dave Bullock / eecue

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Secret Stairs: Part 1 - Montecito Heights

Last weekend Penelope and I went on an interesting urban hike through a series of hidden staircases in Montecito Heights. We found the hike in an awesome book gifted to us by Pen's mom called Secret Stairs: A walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles by Charles Fleming. The book is packed with hikes in different LA neighborhoods that take the reader up and down a series of staircases hidden away in plain sight.

We really enjoyed our first hike through Montecito Heights. I dragged along my camera and tripod and made some HDR photographs:

Secret Stairways Montecito Heights

Fallen Stairs

Fallen Stairs

Purple Flowers, Billboard and Abandoned Mechanic

Purple Flowers, Billboard and Abandoned Mechanic

Downtown Los Angeles From Montecito Heights

Downtown Los Angeles From Montecito Heights

Whitewashed Garages

Whitewashed Garages

Park View

Park View

Painted Skull Shrine

Painted Skull Shrine

Montecito Heights

Montecito Heights

Stairway Through a Field

Stairway Through a Field

Downtown Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles

Secret Stairway

Secret Stairway

Mural

Mural

9 ft. 9 in. Clearance

9 ft. 9 in. Clearance