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Palm Springs

Index
Aerial Tramway
Architecture Tour
Palm Springs Downtown
Indian Canyon
Living Desert Zoo
Memorial Cemetery
 

Samstag, 08. Maerz 2008

Fruehes Aufstehen war angesagt. Um 5 Uhr morgens war ich in meinem Auto auf den Weg nach Palm Springs. Fahrt ueber Freeway 10 East.

Bevor ich denn ankomme, wollte ich doch gerne wieder bei Dennys fruehstuecken. Ich suchte mir einen auf dem Weg und das war dann in Redlands.
Ich ging voller Freude auf Dennys zu. Leider machte ich mich dann auch wieder auf dem Weg, da man keine Zeit fuer mich hatte. Ich bekam kein Fruehstueck. Die Serviererin war ganz alleine und musste gerade eine Truppe von mind. 10 Leute bedienen. Sie kam einfach nicht dazu, mir eine Menu zu geben. So ging ich gefrustet wieder raus und suchte mir ein anderes Dennys, was ich auch fand. Dort waren mehr Serviererinnen taetig und ich wurde sofort mit einem Laecheln und "good morning, take a seat wherever you want and the best seat is at the window coz of the beautiful view". Wie recht sie hatte. Ich hatte einen schoenen Blick auf die Berge.
Ich ass dann meine 2 scrambled eggs mit hash browns und toast. Gluecklich und zurfrieden und mit 6 Dollar weniger in der Tasche, fuhr ich die restlichen sicherlich 40 Meilen nach Palm Springs.
Gegen 8 Uhr morgens traf ich dann in Palm Springs ein. Es war noch so schoen still und nicht so viele Leute unterwegs. Die meisten waren in den Cafes fruehstuecken.

Netter Standort fuer sein Haeuschen....
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click here to see his grave

Ich erblickte einen Laden mit signierten Sachen von diversen Kuenstlern. Mir fiel das eingerahmte Foto mit Originalscheck von Lucille Ball von der schwarz/weiss Serie “I love Lucy” auf. Ich wollte es ja gerne haben, aber es kostet an die 1200 Dollar. Das ist mir zuviel, auch wenn es ein Scheck aus dem Jahre 1958 ist. Es gab auch signierte Gitarren hinter Glas (also Foto etc. mit allmoeglichen Sachen eingerahmt, tiefer versetzt), Figuren aus diversen Filmen etc. War schon nett anzusehen.
Ich lief dann zurueck zum Auto auf der anderen Strassenseit des Palm Canyon Drives. Da erblickt ich zufaellig, die im Forum erwaehnte Bank mit Lucille Ball darauf. Ich machte natuerlich das Foto fuer mich und fuer Ulrich. Die Bank ist am Starbucks und gegenueber von Welwood Murray Memorial Library. Also Kreuzung Palm Canyon Drive und Tahquitz Canyon.

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Entlang der Hauptstrasse befinden sich einige Sterne. Einige von ihnen haben es nicht so ganz bis zum Hollywood Blvd. geschafft...
Along the main street you’ll find some stars. Some of them did not make it to the Hollywood Blvd...

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Kathy Griffin - Komikerin “Living the D-List”
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There was a shop last year selling movie and music goodies which were mostly signed, but therefore also quite expensive.
The shop is gone now. I think I have seen the shop somewhere else such as in Los Angeles.
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Indian Canyon

Info:  38520 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA, Tel: 800-790-3398, Indian-canyons.com, Eintritt 8 Dollar, geoeffnet von 8 bis 17 Uhr

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Bevor ich zum Parkplatz hoch oben auf dem Berg ankam, entdeckte ich eine Oase. Ich war so begeistert. Ich sprang von einem Felsen zum anderen und machte Fotos.

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Oben am Parkplatz angekommen gibt es einen Shop. Rechts davon sind die Toiletten und dahinter ist ein supertoller Wasserfall.

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Ich machte mich dann auf den Weg zum Shop zurueck wo dann ab dort ein paar Wanderwege anfangen. Ich lief runter zum Palm Canyon. Trotz der komischen Mappe, die man am Eingang erhalten hatte, traute ich mich nicht, mich fuer eine richtige Wanderung zu entscheiden. Denn es gab keine Trails, die einem Loop gleich kamen. So entschied ich mich, mich nur etwas umzusehen und wieder zum Auto zurueckzulaufenIch vergnuegte mich mit der Fotografie und den Palmen mit dem tollen plaetscherndem Wasser.

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Gegen 10 Uhr ging es zum  “The living desert” Zoo,
47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, CA92260, www.livingdesert.org, gehen, welches suedlich von Palm Springs liegt.

Die Gaerten, die man da praesentieren wollte, gefielen mir ganz und gar nicht, da ich anderes gewohnt bin. Ich wuerde jedem raten, der sich Gaerten ansehen will und nicht nur Wuestengaerten, ins Huntington Library in Pasadena zu gehen. Wunderschoen, wenn alles blueht.

Ich lief dann noch weiter in dem Zoo rum und sah Kaefige, Gaerten mit Kakteen, grosse Freigehe mit Giraffen, Woelfen, Zebras etc. Dann gab es noch einen Platz mit kleinen Loks. Nun ja. Wer es mag.

In der Naehe gibts es
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Palm_Springs_Aerial_Tramway

 

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31705 Da Vall Dr, Cathedral City

Sonny Bono
16th.February 1935 - 5th.January 1998.  died due to a skiing accident.
Grave location in section B row 35.

View to the grave. Just in front of the fountain area.
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Sonny Bono wrote many hit songs and got also famous with Cher. He is now “living” again in CHER’s show in Las Vegas. She is showing clips from their Sonny and Cher TV Show.
Sonny & Cher went on to have many hits in the 60's as well as a USA TV show. Their parting came in the 70's with a divorce and Cher going solo. Sonny became  Mayor of Palm Springs in 1988 and become a US congressman.
Desert Memorial Park, Palm Springs.

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Family Sinatra
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Frank Sinatra
12th.December 1915 - 14th.May 1998  -- died due a heart attack
grave is located in section B, row 8, #151

Legend has it that Sinatra was buried in a blue suit with a flask of Jack Daniel's whiskey, a roll of ten dimes (in reference to the kidnapping of his son, see above), a Zippo lighter (which some take to be a reference to his mob connections) and a pack of Camel cigarettes. The words "The Best is Yet to Come" are imprinted on his tombstone.

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Vincent Mazzola
grave located in section B, row 8, next to Sinatra  -- died due to heart attack - Songwriter for such as Sinatra.

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James van Heusen
January 26th 1913 - February 6th. 1990 - Composer for e.g. Frank Sinatra’s songs

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Bobbe van Heusen
Nov. 28, 1910 - Death: May 2, 1999. -- died in Glen Falls, N.Y at 98.
grave located in section B-35
Vocalist. Josephine Bobbe Brock Van Heusen, whose original name was Josephine Brock, was the middle 1/3 of the "Brox Sisters".

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William David Powell
February 27, 1925 - March 13, 1968  -- died threw his own hand
grave located in section B-10 Lot 20 - Screenwriter  -- son of William H Powell
He would become a television writer, whose work was seen on such series as 'Bonanza,' 'Death Valley,' 'Rawhide,' and '77 Sunset Strip.' He served as an associate producer at Warner Brothers Studios and at Universal Studios as well as holding a position at NBC. After ill health precipitated his resignation, he was diagnosed with hepatitis and kidney ailments. His lifelong struggle with depression deepened, and at the age of 43, he wrote his father a four page farewell stating that he was "... going where it's better," stepped into a shower, and stabbed himself to death.

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William Horatio Powell
July 29, 1892 - March 5, 1984  -- died of cardiac arrest
grave located in section B, row 10
He was an American actor, noted for his sophisticated, cynical roles. Perhaps Powell's most famous role was that of Nick Charles in six Thin Man films, beginning with The Thin Man in 1934. The role provided a perfect opportunity for Powell to showcase his sophisticated charm and his witty sense of humour, and he received his first Academy Award nomination for his performance in The Thin Man. His last film was Mister Roberts in 1955, with Henry Fonda, James Cagney, and Jack Lemmon. Despite numerous entreaties to return to the screen, Powell refused all offers, happy in his retirement.

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Cameron McDowell Mitchell
November 04, 1918 - July 06, 1994  -- died of cancer -Actor. Most famous from “High Chaparral”.

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Architectural Self-Guided Tour

“Tramway Gas Station” (Nr. 1) (Palm Springs Visitor Center), 2901 N. Palm Canyon Drive, built in 1965, designed by Albert Frey and Robson Chambers - Conceived by developer Culver Nichols as an entry statement to Palm Springs, the roof is a hyperbolic paraboloid of steel I-beams and corrugated metal roofing supported by steel tubular pillars. Albert Frey was consulted in its 1998-1999 adaptive reuse as a sculpture gallery -
Historic Site Preservation Board #33

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“Carey-Pirozzi House” (Nr. 5) built in 1957 with addition in 1983, designed by Albert Frey, FAIA, Int. Modern Style
651 Via Escuela

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“Edris House”, (Nr. 10) 1953-1954, E. Stewart Williams, Architect-Builder, Commissioned by Majorie and William Edris, City of Palm Springs, #46 - 1030 W. Cielo DriveCA Palm Springs Architecture 18 09

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“Kaufmann House” (Nr. 12), Richard Neutra, Architect, International Style, Built in 1946
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“House of Tomorrow/Robert&Helene Alexander House (Elvis Presley Honeymoon Hideaway)”
 (Nr. 13), 1962, William Krisel, 1350 Via Ladera Circle

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Celebrity house Cyd Charisee Tony Martin, 697 Camino Sur Vista Las Palmas 1955
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“Fire Station #1” (Nr. 62) built in 1955, Designed by Albert Frey and Robson C. Chambers-277 N. Indian Canyon Drive
- this fire station is associated with the development of the commercial core and serves as an example of a post-war, modern civic building. The tones of the unpainted block and corrugated metal fascias are complementary to the desert. A unique feature is the flagpole design, which pierces the roof overhang (#39).
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“Palm Springs Mirror and Glass (Angel View Thrift Store)” (Nr. 63), 1955, possibly William F. Cody,
462 N. Indian Canyon Drive
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“Villa Alejo Condominiums” (Nr. 64), 1966, Meyers & Koozin, 277 E. Alejo Road
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“Abernathy House” (Nr. 65), 1962, William F. Cody, 611 N. Phillips Road
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Close to Avenida Caballeros Alejo
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“Frank Sinatra House” (Nr. 67), 1946, E. Stewart Williams, 1148 E. Alejo Road
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“Wexler House” (No. 71), 1955, Donald Wexler, 1272 E. Verbena Drive
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“Gas Company Building” (No. 58), 1969, Robert Ricciardi, 211 N. Sunrise Way
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“Medical Building” (No. 57), 1959, John Porter Clark, 171 N. Luring Drive
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“Curtis-Keiler Professional Building (Fragen Bldg.) (No. 56), 1973, Hugh Kaptur, 1900 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
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“Desert Holly Appartments (condominiums) (No. 55), 1955, architet unknow. 2244 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
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