Not a Photo of Bob Hope’s House

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I’d just like to say that my handwriting is often much neater than this.  I wasn’t thinking about posting these little drawings from my notebook when I did them.  I was thinking about how I walked all over Toluca Lake taking photographs on a morning with beautiful light, unaware that I’d left the media card on my desk.  This is the digital version of running out of film.

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In the nicer parts of Toluca Lake people sometimes look at little old me with a degree of suspicion, especially when I have my little Lumix point-and-shoot camera out.  I decided to carry the big Nikon so I could get a good shot of the gates with the big Hs on them at Bob Hope’s former estate.  A couple of times when I encountered residents, I made a point to take some shots of the newborn sun peeking through the eucalyptus branches.

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The gates at the Hope place are not visible from Moorpark Street address.  But you can see a little of the roof.  Sigh.

Anyway, thanks to Katy for posting on Facebook about this house going up for sale.

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Bonus sketch.  Dodger often naps on my knee or on Hydra’s in the evening.  Comfy in the middle of the flock.

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2 thoughts on “Not a Photo of Bob Hope’s House

  1. kitwocky says:

    This is hilarious. And awesome. And hilariously awesome. Love it.

    I was intrigued by the info on the Hope estate, and also found this, if you want more pics (including those very cool gates):

    http://guests.themls.com/Details/CA/TOLUCA-LAKE/10346-MOORPARK-ST/91602/13-706429.aspx

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