The past few weeks I've been nursing a poorly pup (he's on the mend now, thanks for asking) and looking after out-of-towners, so there's not been much time for blogging. However, with the L.A. Marathon just around the corner I'm still running every other day and following my usual morning route along Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills I was inspired by the newly unveiled and renovated Lily Pond.
The Lily Pond certainly looks more of a spectacle than the previous version, but the real question will be whether visitors will respect the new look and not climb all over, or in, the pond (as I've already seen kids doing).
And if you like this, be sure to check out some of the cool outdoor art in the park too, like this inventive Endless V sculpture, and two of my favorites, The Drummer and the colourful Hymn of Life Tulips sculptures.
As you can see, local sights like this certainly make for a more scenic run in the mornings...