The Micheltorena stairs are just off Sunset Blvd in Silverlake – pretty sure I said this already – and are just one example of many well-known sets of stairs in the Echo Park / Silverlake area. The best known of all might be the “Music Box Stairs” (Vendome St to Descanso Dr) made famous by the Laurel & Hardy skit where they are trying to get a piano up the steep incline. As you can see, there is no piano in sight in this post, which is probably for the best. If you are around the Silverlake area, it is definitely worth ditching your car and exploring on foot, going up and down hilly streets and steep staircases, discovering hidden viewpoints… Or simply sitting there like a massive dweeb getting your photo taken. Hiya.
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