She Looks Good For Her Age

100 years of Hollywood royalty: Beverly Hills Hotel celebrates a century as a star-studded hotspot

Like any Grande Dame in Beverly Hills, she's had some nips and tucks over the years
But she's never lost her original charm

Living on the west side of LA where everything is green and lush I've always assumed that it was always this way.

But I was wrong.
Now, when I look at photographs of LA landmarks from 100 years ago, I can see how barren and desert-like the landscape was.

Look, not a tree or shrub in sight, except for the palm trees that were planted. 
Amazing isn't it.
For more on the history of  Beverly Hills Hotel and Los Angeles architecture
check out this great blog