15th July 2011: Los Angeles

Today we headed off to Sony Picture Studios for their studio tour, then it was time for Sarah McLachlan and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra

Sarah concert number 75
Sony Pictures Studios  owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and houses their film companies Columbia Pictures and TriStar Pictures Sony Pictures Studios  classic northern gate, built in 1915, on Washington Boulevard Sony Pictures Studios  The Smurfs and Zookeeper advertising boards Sony Pictures Studios  The Smurfs, Friends with Benefits and Zookeeper advertising boards
Sony Pictures Studios  Pan AM, Charlies Angels and Unforgettable new show advertising boards Sony Pictures Studios  The Smurfs ... coming soon Culver City  Kirk Douglas Theater (formerly The Culver Theatre) Culver City  Statue called 'A Moment in Time'
Culver City  Statue of Harry Culver, his wife Lillian, and their newborn daughter Patricia. Harry is reading the Culver City Call's 21 September 1917 issue headlining Culver City's incorporation Culver City  Culver Hotel, opened in 1924. Many of the cast of The Wizard of Oz stayed here during filming of the movie in 1939 Culver City  Formerly owned by John Wayne, the hotel has housed many stars including Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Buster Keaton and Ronald Reagan Culver City  Pacific Theatres cinema
Culver City  City Hall Sony Pictures tour  Main gates on Madison Avenue Sony Pictures tour  Godzilla Sony Pictures tour  Spiderman
Sony Pictures tour  Props from "Charlies Angels 2: Full Throttle" Sony Pictures tour  Props from "A League of Their Own" Sony Pictures tour  Props from "The Green Latern" Sony Pictures tour  Props from "The Social Network"
Sony Pictures tour  Props from "The Da Vinci Code" Sony Pictures tour  Props from "Hancock" Sony Pictures tour  Props from "Men In Black 2" Sony Pictures tour  Props from "Men In Black 2"
Sony Pictures tour  Costume from "Ghostbusters", "Talladega Nights" and "The Mall Cop" Sony Pictures tour  Costume from "Hancock" and "The Green Hornet" Sony Pictures tour  Costume from "Spiderman" Sony Pictures tour  Costume from "Memoirs of a Geisha"
Sony Pictures tour  Costume from "Memoirs of a Geisha" Sony Pictures tour  Costume from "Marie Antoinette" Sony Pictures tour  Costume from "The Other Boleyn Girl" Sony Pictures tour  Plane from "Stuart Little 2"
Sony Pictures tour  Props from "Ghost Rider" Sony Pictures tour  Props from "Ghost Rider" Sony Pictures tour  Props from "Ghostbusters" Sony Pictures tour  Props from "Desperado" and "Ghostbusters"
Sony Pictures tour  Props from "Talladega Nights" Sony Pictures tour  Props from "Jumanji" Sony Pictures tour  Props from "Stuart Little 2" Sony Pictures tour  Props from "Stuart Little 2"
Sony Pictures tour  Props from "The House Bunny" Sony Pictures tour  Props from "Pineapple Express" Sony Pictures tour  Props from "Step Brothers" Sony Pictures tour  Sony Pictures Plaza
Sony Pictures tour  We have a guest pass so we're ready to go :) Sony Pictures tour  Thalberg building which has been used in many films and television shows, including being used for the graduation ceremony in "Spiderman" Sony Pictures tour  Sony acquired the property in 1993, first renamed Columbia Studios, in poor condition and invested $100 million to renovate the studio complex. They painted and upgraded the buildings, erected new walls around the lot, restored the ironwork gates and added nostalgic art deco ,false fronts on Main Street and hand-painted murals of Columbia film posters. Sony Pictures tour  Main Street
Sony Pictures tour  Main Street Sony Pictures tour  Main Street Sony Pictures tour  Main Street Sony Pictures tour  Main Street
Sony Pictures tour  Main Street Sony Pictures tour  Main Street Sony Pictures tour  Main Street Sony Pictures tour  Main Street
Sony Pictures tour  Ecto-1 from "Ghostbusters" Sony Pictures tour  Main Street Sony Pictures tour  Main Street Sony Pictures tour  Main Street
Sony Pictures tour  Main Street Sony Pictures tour  Main Street Sony Pictures tour  Main Street Sony Pictures tour  Main Street
Sony Pictures tour  Sony Pictures Plaza, also used as the 'Wolfram & Hart' offices in the television series "Angel" Sony Pictures tour  Sony Pictures Plaza Hollywood & Highland Center  views of Hollywood United Methodist Church. The Red Ribbon was added on World AIDS Day 1993 when members of HUMC fashioned two giant AIDS ribbons and attached them to the tower of the church. More permanent ribbons replaced them and were mounted on the tower in 1996 Hollywood & Highland Center  views of the Hollywood sign
Hollywood & Highland Center  setting up for some evening entertainment, but we had other plans ... Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  ... and our other plans were at the Hollywood Bowl Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah advert at the Bowl Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah advert at the Bowl
Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  sign for tonight (and tomorrow's) show Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  and Sarah on a television screen on the way to our seat :) Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah poster in the Bowl Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  The Bowl stage and the Hollywood sign from the back. It was quite a walk up all the stairs ... or so I've been told!
Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  The Bowl stage and the Hollywood sign Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  The Bowl stage and the Hollywood sign from the back Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  The Bowl stage from the left Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  looking up at the seats from the front (left)
Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Light are on, show is starting soon :) Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah, her band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah, her band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah, her band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah, her band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah, her band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah, her band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah, her band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah, her band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah, her band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah, her band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah, her band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah, her band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah, her band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah, her band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah, her band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah, her band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah, her band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah, her band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah, her band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah, her band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah, her band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah, her band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah, her band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah, her band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah, her band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah, her band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah, her band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah, her band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah, her band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah, her band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah, her band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah, her band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Sarah, her band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  the crowd head home Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  See you tomorrow!