I took an Uber all the long way up to Griffith Observatory in the afternoon. Turns out to be a very good time to visit, with the light slowly changing from full on to softer, much better for photographs over Los Angeles City. Very interesting place, and pretty cool to be able to spot the Hollywood sign from closer up than downtown.

griffith los angeles

griffith los angeles

griffith los angeles

 

 

 

Don’t know about you but this reminds me of the court yard of Minas Tirith.. (Any Lord of the Rings fans out there..?)

griffith los angeles

griffith los angeles

 

 

The black wall is actually a picture, a couple GBs in size, of a tiny, tiny fragment of the night sky (like, two fingers half a centimetre apart tiny), blown up to fill an entire wall. And you could still count millions of stars.

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Planets in true relative size..! Tiny dwarf ex-planet Pluto at the very end:

griffith los angeles

griffith los angeles

griffith los angeles

 

 

 

This is a Tesla Coil! I happened to be standing around when a guide came by and demonstrated it.

griffith los angeles

griffith los angeles

 

 

Loving the cowboy..! After Griffith I went back down to Hollywood. It still is fascinating to me. I had dinner at Mel’s Celebrity Diner which seemed pretty cool, even though it was completely empty.

hollywood los angeles

hollywood los angeles

hollywood los angeles

 

 

 

Call me a moth and swat me, I do like the lights..

hollywood los angeles

hollywood los angeles

hollywood los angeles

hollywood los angeles

 

 

 

 

‘I am proud to be a latina, who didn’t vote for Trump’. You’d have to be exceptionally deaf to your surroundings to overlook the fact that the country had just gained a new president at the time I was there.

By the way, this is where I stayed in Hollywood. Super cute little place where you could sleep in tents or cabins. Very homely atmosphere. Link here.

hollywood los angeles

hollywood los angeles

hollywood los angeles

 

 

 

This was my last night in Los Angeles, as the next day I set out towards San Francisco, driving along the coast all the way up there. Have you visited Griffith Observatory (or maybe done the hike to the Hollywood sign)? Share below.

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