Friday, November 30, 2012

Thanks for visiting.

This blog is on hiatus, until further notice.
Much love, appreciation & gratitude -

Lola B.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sunrise PCH

6:30 in the morning, overlooking he Santa Monica bay in Malibu.  
I'm on the road again, visiting friends and family, so updates will be somewhat irregular.  

Monday, November 19, 2012

Rusty Chevy

By now there is moss growing, on the bumper of this rusty truck.  It's sitting under the oaks, and that's a cottontail bunny next to it.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Old Shed

With sagging roof, dusty car and broken windows.  Seen on Paradise Ln.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Seed & Feed

This used to be one of Topanga's three gas stations.  Now it has pet and garden supplies, hay bales, plants, toys and windchimes..

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

On the road again

Shot while driving down the s-curves, into the marine layer along PCH.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012


And since Topanga has lots of kids, there's always an abundance of toys to be found at the swapmeet.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Chili Cooks

The next generation of Topanga Chili Cook Off winners is slicing, dicing and firing it up in front of the community house. the annual swapmeet & chili event, which was great fun as always.  Their's was the only chili I got to sample, and it was good! 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Wylie's Bait Shop

Pacific Coast Hwy reflected in the window of Wylie's Bait Shop, a longtime supplier for all of those "gone fishing".

Friday, November 9, 2012

Manmade Waterfall

Back in Topanga we have happy campers, on top of man made waterfalls. Photo taken in August, as it would be much too chilly for this kind of thing right now..    

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

Baroque Churches

With the royal Bavarian lion in front.  Seen from Koenigsplatz.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Muellersche Volksbad

Here is a classic public bathhouse, where they offer Roman/Irish steam baths, sauna, pools, bodywork and more.  Haven't taken the time to soak yet, too busy right now...

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Cafe Ruffini 2

A tradition continues.  Ruffini is owned and run by a collective of folks, and the yellow plants on the top patio are not fall foliage, like out front.  They're happily blooming tree datura flowers, even in sub freezing temperatures.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Cafe Ruffini

Here is lovely collection of cakes, in the window of Cafe Ruffini, which has not changed one bit in the 30 some years  I've been coming here.


Over night Munich has become a winter wonderland.  
Here's Poseidon covered in snow, shot from the window of a moving tram.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

Melange Klassik for breakfast

Here's my recent breakfast at Cafe Melange in Munich / Gern.  4 different cheeses, cold cuts, jam, breads, butter, honey and a perfect soft boiled egg.  Comes with Latte Macchiato, a super frothy affair, which comes Vienna style with a glass of water and a cookie.  =)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pork Roast

Here's my dinner at Gut Nederling.  Bavarian pork roast with dumplings and a bacon studded coleslaw.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Peace Angel

I'm in Munich, enjoying the fall colors and my visits.  
This is a landmark called Friedensengel, overlooking the  river Isar.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Old Angel

Not in Topanga, but rather Europe.  It's where I'm heading to be a Halloween angel.  Expect irregular updates.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Topanga & PCH

Going to work at 6 am.  That's my trusty little truck on the left.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Party On!

"Hat John" and barefoot girlfriend are kissing among the smokers & drinkers in front of Hillbillyhip.  It's unusual Tuesday, so wild shenanigans are bound to follow soon.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Unusual Tuesdays

Up to the usual shenanigans at Hillbillyhip.  Here is Drummer, yet again, sporting his extra large size bone.

Saturday, October 13, 2012


Nice clean set of wheels after carwash day at Children's Corner Preschool.  At 100* in the shade there was little else to do, is what the director told me.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Topanga Days

Here is the original Topanga Days poster, from way back when, hanging over the fireplace at the community house.  Hippies rule!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Cast Iron Gate

And a couple of trees doing the tango.  Seen at Topanga & Mulholland.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Prickly Pear

Here's a spiky fruit, also known locally as 'Tunas".
I'm going to happily travel away from my desk   Will update as possible. 

Four Cadillacs

Here is wide angle of the scene, complete with four cadillacs.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Mail Box Art

Missing an arm and with a hole in his chest ... yet somebody get's to check out this guys undies, twice a day.  

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Pulled Pork

Here's the other side of the spread.  Pulled pork sandwiches and twice baked potatoes.  Along with my neighbors, getting ready to chow down.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Senior Dinner

Here's the salad end of the buffet for the monthly senior get together at the community house.  I volunteered for flower arranging, and the 'slice & dice' brigade...

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Community House

Mark and Jerry painting fire lane stripes on the pavement, at 100+ degrees on a recent Friday afternoon. Seen through the kitchen window. Guess who is the president?  As usual it's the one doing the work. =)
The Topanga Community House is owned and run by a non-profit, volunteer organization. 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Fire Dancer

We have parties!  Here is Jordan, spinning fire at his mom's 50th birthday bash.