Originally Posted by ethereal_reality
That is a great discovery tovanger2! I couldn't figure it out for the life of me.
This part of W Hollywood, like many neighborhoods, has a particular look. The closeness and configuration of the hills in the view above was another clue. I first searched a block down from the Voltaire/Granville and, when it wasn't there, tried a block west, where I found it right away (I wish every mystery building was so easy to find). I should have looked to begin with instead of bugging you guys about it.
I'm totally on board with Irving Gill's search for a regional architecture, but Bryant's fantasy-historic buildings are so gracious, generous and beautifully-appointed that I fall for them every time in spite of myself:
Condo interior, The Colonial House (1930):
Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson
"Out of the apartment houses come women who should be young but have faces like stale beer; men with pulled-down hats and quick eyes that look the street over behind the cupped hand that shields the match flame; worn intellectuals with cigarette coughs and no money in the bank; fly cops with granite faces and unwavering eyes; cokies and coke peddlers; people who look like nothing in particular and know it, and once in a while even men that actually go to work. But they come out early, when the wide cracked sidewalks are empty and still have dew on them"
Raymond Chandler, The High Window
Thx, you always pick the best quotes.