|The first fountain I saw.|
|There is great brickwork everywhere.|
|And also great art details like this.|
|My favorite fountain.|
|There are views everywhere, peeking through the|
trees. I believe this is West LA.
|And here, in the distance, you can see downtown LA.|
|I loved these fountains. Each one had a different|
"mask" & there were probably 6-8 of them.
|There were also tons of nooks and crannies like|
this. So much to explore!
|I thought this was stunning. The fountain "masks"|
are on the left.
|The lampposts reminded me of England.|
|I don't know what these are but I think they're really pretty.|
|Retaining pond on the mansion's massive balcony.|
|Another retaining pond. All the koi and turtles thought|
I was going to feed them.
I didn't take any pictures of the mansion itself because it's huge and I didn't think I could do it justice, but pictures are readily available at the link I provided in the first paragraph.
For the same reason, I didn't take a picture of my favorite part: the massive balcony leading off the mansion's ballroom. I can well imagine the wild parties that were held there back in the day, the balcony doors thrown open so people could easily move back and forth between it and the ballroom, the alcohol flowing freely. The views from the balcony are amazing. It's a special place.
There is a lot to like about Greystone. The gardens are beautiful; the mansion is impressive; the views are spectacular; and it's very tranquil. For a little while, I forgot that I was in LA. However, it's definitely not a park in the traditional sense. There aren’t a lot of places to sit and hang out, or at least there were very few that were shaded (and the one bench I found in the shade wasn’t terribly comfortable). No picnicking is allowed there.
However, I’m still confused on the point. Therefore, I’m posting my pictures with the note that I am NOT a commercial photographer, nor am I profiting from these photos in any way. If, however, I am contacted by someone connected to the park in an official capacity telling me to take the photos down, I will do so immediately.