16th July 2011: Los Angeles

Griffith Park and Observatory, which was another walk that turned out being further than it seemed on paper, and the heat just made it seem worse!

Sarah concert number 76
Griffith Park  Griffith Park entrance at North Vermont Avenue Griffith Park  Greek Theatre, opened 29 September 1929 Griffith Park  Greek Theatre Griffith Park  Fire Department Tribute following 2007 park fire
Griffith Observatory  Samuel Oschin Planetarium Griffith Observatory  looking towards Los Angeles Griffith Observatory  looking towards Los Angeles Griffith Observatory  East dome
Griffith Observatory  looking towards downtown Los Angeles Griffith Observatory  looking towards downtown Los Angeles Griffith Observatory  looking towards Los Angeles Griffith Observatory  Mount Lee with the Hollywood Sign
Griffith Observatory  looking towards Los Angeles Griffith Observatory  Samuel Oschin Planetarium and downtown Los Angeles Griffith Observatory  Samuel Oschin Planetarium Griffith Observatory  West dome and the Hollywood sign
Griffith Observatory  Lawn at front of observatory and Griffith Park trails on the hills, from top of the observatory Griffith Observatory  Mount Lee with the Hollywood Sign Griffith Observatory  Samuel Oschin Planetarium Griffith Observatory  West dome
Griffith Observatory  looking towards Los Angeles Griffith Observatory  Astronomers Monument and the Hollywood Sign from the Observatory roof Griffith Observatory  looking towards Los Angeles Griffith Observatory  Zeiss refracting telescope in the east dome
Griffith Observatory  Zeiss refracting telescope in the east dome Griffith Observatory Griffith Observatory  exterior of the W. M. Keck Foundation Central Rotunda roof Griffith Observatory  East dome
Griffith Observatory  Samuel Oschin Planetarium Griffith Observatory  Samuel Oschin Planetarium Griffith Observatory  Samuel Oschin Planetarium Griffith Observatory  Samuel Oschin Planetarium
Griffith Observatory  West dome Griffith Observatory  West dome sign Griffith Observatory  West dome Griffith Observatory  I don't want to see this!
Griffith Observatory  from the front Griffith Observatory  Main entrance Griffith Observatory  The 'Hugo Ballin Murals' on the ceiling and upper walls of the W. M. Keck Foundation Central Rotunda Griffith Observatory  W. M. Keck Foundation Central Rotunda
Griffith Observatory  W. M. Keck Foundation Central Rotunda Griffith Observatory  'Foucault Pendulum' in the W.M. Keck Foundation Central Rotunda Griffith Observatory  Exhibit: Hall of the Eye Griffith Observatory  Exhibit: Hall of the Eye - Beyond the Visible
Griffith Observatory  Exhibit: Hall of the Eye - Observing in California Griffith Observatory  Exhibit: Hall of the Eye Griffith Observatory  Exhibit: Hall of the Eye Griffith Observatory  Camera Obscura room
Griffith Observatory  Camera Obscura is a basic observing tool that uses mirrors and lenses to focus light onto a flat surface Griffith Observatory  Tesla Coil, first exhibited at the Griffith Observatory Tesla in 1937 Griffith Observatory  Cosmic Connection corridor Griffith Observatory  Cosmic Connection corridor
Griffith Observatory  Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon Theater Griffith Observatory  Exhibit: Transformation: Planets Into Landscapes Griffith Observatory  Exhibit: Transformation: Planets Into Landscapes - The Planets Griffith Observatory  Exhibit: Transformation: Planets Into Landscapes - The Planets
Griffith Observatory  Exhibit: Transformation: Planets Into Landscapes - The Planets Griffith Observatory  Exhibit: Transformation: Planets Into Landscapes - The Planets Griffith Observatory  Exhibit: Transformation: Starts Into Solar Systems Griffith Observatory  Exhibit: Hall of the Sky - Elements
Griffith Observatory  Exhibit: Hall of the Sky - Coelostat And Solar Telescopes Griffith Observatory Griffith Observatory  views of the Park Griffith Park  trail we took from the Griffith Observatory ... its a long way down
Griffith Park  looking towards downtown Los Angeles from park trail Griffith Park  View of Griffith Oservatory from south trail in Griffith Park Griffith Park  ... a long way down ... a long and winding way down ... a long, hot and winding way down ... Griffith Park  looking towards downtown Los Angeles from park trail
Griffith Park  View of Griffith Observatory from south trail in Griffith Park Griffith Park  at this stage I think the bird was waiting for me to pass out and become dinner! ;) Griffith Park  from Western Canyon Road Griffith Park  from Western Canyon Road
Griffith Park Griffith Park  from Fern Dell Drive Griffith Park  from Fern Dell Drive Griffith Park  Squirrel that was running towards me. Does he look angry to anyone else?! ;)
Griffith Park  Entrance ... or exit in our case at Los Feliz Boulevard Hollywood and Vine subway  Movie cameras and movie reels decorate this station Hollywood and Vine subway  Movie Reels in ceiling and walls Pantages Theatre  on Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood and Vine  Street signs Hollywood and Vine  Hollywood and Vine Bar Hollywood and Vine  Hollywood and Vine Bar Hollywood Boulevard  the cream and brown building is a Scientology building, which includes the L. Ron Hubbard Life Exhibition. I didn't go! ;)
Hollywood Boulevard  towards Pantages Theatre Hollywood Walk of Fame  Sarah Vaughan star Hollywood Walk of Fame  Bonnie Raitt star Hollywood Walk of Fame  Garth Brooks star
Hollywood Walk of Fame  The Beatles 4 seperate stars Capitol Records  Lady Antebellum and Katy Perry in the Capitol window Capitol Records Capitol Records
Advertisement  for Hot In Cleveland Amoeba Record Store  Huge independent record store Santa Monica Boulevard  Sun wasn't coming up though ... Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures Paramount Pictures Paramount Pictures Paramount Pictures
I Love Lucy Square Chase Bank  on Vine Street Montalban Theatre  built in 1926 it was purchased in May 2004 reopened as the Ricardo Montalban Theatre Sunset and Vermont  subway station
The Magic Castle  A nightclub for magicians and magic enthusiasts, as well as the Academy of Magical Arts clubhouse Hollywood United Methodist Church N Highland Avenue  heading towards the Hollywood Bowl Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  Yay, 2nd night at the Bowl
Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  No plans to climb all the way back to the top again tonight ... Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  ... but I wanted to get more photos climb we did .... Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  ... ALL the way back up ...
Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  views to the left Hollywood Pilgrimage Memorial Monument  Erected in 1923 to the memory of Christine Wetherill Stevenson, a founder of the Hollywood Bowl and John Anson Ford Amphitheatre; steel cross is 32 feet high. Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Sarah McLachlan at Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles  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 and Highland Center  walking past the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, where contestants from America's Got Talent and So You Think You Can Dance stay during the Semi-Finals and Final Rounds apparently
Hollywood and Highland Center  Babylon arch Hollywood Boulevard  at night Hollywood Boulevard  El Capitan Theatre at night