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Talking the Walk: The Great LA Walk 2010 Does Wilshire Blvd.

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There was probably only--thankfully--one moment during Saturday's Great Los Angeles Walk when my companions and I sang a cheery chorus of "Nobody Walks in L.A." We were walking in L.A., part of a larger group of determined urban hikers, journeying through rain, then sun, then dusk, from Downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean, trekking the length of Wilshire Boulevard.

This was my first Great Los Angeles Walk, and the second time host bloggers Mike and Maria of Franklin Avenue selected the magnificent and historic Wilshire for the annual event. Although this morning my legs are still aching, and my photo collection not as robust as I'd hoped, doing the walk was a phenomenal way to get to know this incredible city on a whole new level.