The Royal Tour
This is Glendale, California. Glendale is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population just over 200,000. Bordered by Burbank, Pasadena, and Griffith Park, it is mainly residential, but has some cool things.
Brand Boulevard, named for Leslie Brand, is the main street of Glendale. One of the highlights is the historic Alex Theatre.
Leslie Brand's home has become the Brand Library. Few libraries are as beautiful as this castle-looking building in the foothills.
The Forest Lawn cemetery is one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world, with buildings like this one that resembles a European castle.
Some of Glendale's history is pretty dark. From here at City Hall, Glendale passed sundown laws that prohibited African-Americans and other minorities from remaining in Glendale after nightfall. Those laws remained on the books until the 1960s.
Today, Glendale is home to the largest Armenian population outside their home country. This is the stunning interior of St. Mary's Armenian Apostolic Church.
Be sure to click on the link below to learn more about the history of Glendale and the things to see, do, and eat here.