Walk this Way
Up the hill on Olive in the 700 block, 711-769, there is an apartment complex. The stairways leading into the complex are artistically decorated with mosaics of colorful and unusual tiles some whole and some pieces arranged with such boldness that it seizes the attention of all passing by.
Some of the tiles have beautiful images on them of such as of mother Mary, a fox hunt, assorted animals and patterns.
Above are pictures of the main entrance and you can see from the plaque it was done by artist Beverly Bigwood. However, even the stairs of the side entrances are decorated...
When you come across the bridge on Burbank Blvd. to the light at San Fernando Blvd. you have a premium view of the beautiful sculptural family that grace the monumental building that has been a variety of banks, presently Chase.
My little camera phone can hardly do these artworks justice. From what I have come to learn is that the original owners, Home Savings Banks were very conscious of incorporating beautiful artwork into their buildings.
All the information I discovered is better said in the original blog post I found: http://adamarenson.com/2010/12/the-hidden-la-zoo-painting-in-burbank/ It even tells about a painting hiding inside.
The mosaic below that is located on the back side of the building is better seen when you are leaving the Wells Fargo parking lot! It is kind of hard to tell what the image is but apparently it is children on horses supposedly a reference to the Griffith Park carousel. The photo of it in the blog post I referenced is much clearer: http://adamarenson.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Burbank-outside-mosaic.jpg