Beverly Hills Community Services gave me a great opportunity to lead a photography tour at the Greystone Mansion City Park.  The tour was one of a handful that were done in place of the Beverly Hills Art Show.  Unfortunately, the Art Show had to be canceled due to the current status of the world.  Keep reading to see how the tour went.

Greystone Mansion History

The Greystone Mansion is a historic city park located in Beverly Hills, CA.  The estate was built in the 1920’s by the Los Angeles famous Doheny family.  Beverly Hills purchased the property in 1965 and turned it into a city park.  If you want to more about the history of the mansion you can check out the Beverly Hills City Park Website.

Formal Garden Greystone Beverly Hills CA

The formal garden is so beautiful. What a great opportunity to do a photo tour of the Greystone Mansion while it was closed. Feel so lucky.

The Tour

Only ten people were allowed to sign up for the 1 hour tour to ensure there was plenty of distance.  Everyone showed up for the event on time, and what a great group of people.  Everyone was super engaged and excited to walk around the property.

We started at the formal garden and walked around the other garden areas and made our way to the Inner Courtyard.  We had the long walk back up the stairs, but the light on the way back up was amazing.  Therefore, it was a great opportunity for the group to get unique images of the Greystone property.

People photographing water features Greystone Mansion Beverly Hills California

Some of the participants on the the photo tour at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, CA. What a great opportunity to go visit this historic site.

The Images And After

Although we met in really harsh light, the group was able to capture some really timeless images of this amazing mansion in Beverly Hills, CA.  So far I’ve seen a few of the images shot by the group and they are truly amazing! 

I’m really happy that I was able to be a part of this amazing experience of seeing the Greystone Mansion.  The group of people were so great.  I look forward to staying in touch with them in the future.  What a great way to meet and connect with a great group of people during a pandemic.

Thank you Bevery Hills Community Service Staff for such a great event!

More Images

Hand Railings with columns Greystone Mansion

The railings around the Greystone Mansion property have amazing repeating columns that create a great repeating feature.

Water fountain with face Greystone Mansion Black and White Photograph

So much detail went into the building of the Greystone Mansion. What a great treasure located in Beverly Hills, CA. This is just one of the many water features.

Angel Statue on fountain Greystone Mansion Beverly Hills CA

The fountain at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, CA had so much character and the sun was creating such great highlights and shadows. The Angel just really caught my attention.

Bench Greystone Mansion

There are so many cool nooks and hidden spaces at the Greystone Mansion. This bench was amazing with wrought iron window looking out over the entry driveway.

Stairs To Bench Greystone Mansion Black and White Photograph

The Greystone Mansion grounds has stairs everywhere. They create so many gateways to other oasis’s. What an amazing gem located in Beverly Hills, CA.

Pond Greystone Mansion Beverly Hills CA

Pond Greystone Mansion Beverly Hills CA

Street Light Greystone Mansion Beverly Hills CA

This street light was one of the first features I saw when I arrived at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, CA. The property is such a gem of Southern California history.

Lamp Greystone Mansion Black and White Photograph

This is a lamp tucked away off the beaten path. So many cool and interesting features to photograph at the Greystone. The 1 hour we had for the tour went by so fast.

Don’t forget to look at the images on my site in the galleries starting at:  Hopefully you find some of them inspirational for your own photography adventures, or maybe you find an image you want to call your own.