Friday, March 25, 2011

BootsnAll: Nine of the Most Wheelchair-Friendly Cities to Visit Now

I just had this article of mine published at ...

"Most travelers only worry about getting a decent hotel, finding a place to eat, and maybe getting a deal on a rental car at their destination.  Wheelchair users must also worry about encountering stairways, narrow doors, accessible bathrooms, and transportation. In some places it can be near impossible for a wheelchair user to find an affordable accessible hotel, let alone navigate the city streets and public transport. In others, it’s a lot easier.

Knowledge is power, so with that in mind, here are some of the most wheelchair-friendly cities for travelers..."

To read the rest of the article, go to , Nine of the Most Wheelchair-Friendly Cities to Visit Now.



WALKING IN L.A. - More wandering...

Another urban hike through downtown Los Angeles to see what I can find...

Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, is on trial for manslaughter.  Before the actual trial was a pre-trial hearing that lasted for weeks.  Here are all of the news vans parked on the sidewalk covering the action.  As a bonus, that parking lot on the other side of the green fence was "Camp OJ," where the news media had a temporary facility to cover the O.J. Simpson trial.  Both trials are/were held in the building in the distance, across the street.

Soap opera fans may recognize that building way in the distance as "General Hospital," a name we also used to call it many years ago.  The real name is USC-Los Angeles County Medical Center.  The old building is no longer used, a new replacement hospital was build next door.

A view looking up the Hollywood Freeway with the cathedral on the left and the new high school on the right.

This is a monument to Fort Moore which stood on this hill back in the early days of the city's history.  When I was a kid, there was a waterfall pouring over that wall.  The water hasn't flowed for at least 30 years now.

When the film industry is in high gear, these yellow signs are a familiar sight.  They point out the parking area that the crews are supposed to use for the shoots.  The one on top is for the show "Common Law." The other two must be for commercials or pilots that haven't been picked up yet.

If you'd like to see more, check out our first Walking in L.A. post.  If all this walking has made you hungry, check out our Three Meals a Day...All Across L.A. video report.

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