Flight home was this evening so time for a last wander round LA, and first on the agenda was downtown
1Fullerton station Waiting for the train back to downtown LA
2Fullerton station train was a wee bit delayed, so just hanging around :)
4Angels Flight Funicular railway in the Bunker Hill district
5Angels Flight as featured during Gary and Walter's song in "The Muppets" film
6Angels Flight as featured during Gary and Walter's song in "The Muppets" film
7Angels Flight "...if I'm a muppet then I'm a very manly muppet"
8Angels Flight Looking back towards Hill Street from California Plaza
9California Plaza One California Plaza
10California Plaza Lunch area now but also used for free concerts
11California Plaza th the stage and seating split by a moat! :)
13 looking towards downtown LA
14Angels Flight Views of one of the funicular cars
15Angels Flight Top of the funicular, ready for our return journey
16Angels Flight Ticket office at California Plaza - $1 return? Bargain!
17Angels Flight Heading away from California Plaza
18Angels Flight Car all to myself? What luxury :)
19Angels Flight The 2 cars in use are still the same ones (though refurbished) from the original 1901 Angels flight
20Angels Flight With views of One and Two California Plaza
21Angels Flight Called "The Shortest Railway in the World"
22Downtown LA AT&T Madison Complex, U.S. Bank Tower and Two California Plaza
23Million Dollar Theater The Million Dollar was the first movie house built by Sid Grauman, in 1917, before the Chinese Theatre etc.
24Million Dollar Theater Amazing architechture on the side of the theater
25Million Dollar Theater ... and a closer view of some ...
26Million Dollar Theater ... and some more ...
27Million Dollar Theater ... and some more
28Bradbury Building as used in many, many films and television shows
29Roxie Theatre built in 1932, now converted to shops
30Broadway views down LA's Broadway
31Palace Theater Opened in 1911 and is the oldest remaining Orpheum theater in the US
32Los Angeles Theatre Opened in 1931, the entire theater was constructed off-site, swung in and slotted between the existing buildings
33Los Angeles Theatre Interior of this theatre was used at the end of "The Muppets" when Kermit gave his speech on the stairs
34Loew's State Theatre Opened in 1921 but as now a Spanish-language church
35Chinese Theatre Getting ready for "The Watch" premiere tonight
36Chinese Theatre All blocked off for the celebs
37Chinese Theatre Signing queue was on this side of the road, and already starting to form at about midday!
38Hollywood Boulevard Looking down from the Hollywood and Highland Center
39Hollywood Sign from the Hollywood and Highland Center
40Hollywood and Highland Center Three-story courtyard inspired by the Babylon scene from the D.W. Griffith film "Intolerance" - the 2 pillars with elephant sculptures are to the same full scale as the film set!
41Hollywood and Highland Center Closer view of one of the elephant sculptures
42Hollywood and Highland Center all year round Christmas shop
43Madame Tussauds Hollywood Simon Cowell
44Madame Tussauds Hollywood Carrie Underwood
45Madame Tussauds Hollywood Lady Gaga
46Madame Tussauds Hollywood Jennifer Aniston
47Madame Tussauds Hollywood Zac Efron
48Madame Tussauds Hollywood Uma Thurman as The Bride and director Quentin Tarantino in "Kill Bill Vol 1"
49Madame Tussauds Hollywood Justin Timberlake
50Madame Tussauds Hollywood Jamie Foxx
51Madame Tussauds Hollywood Salma Hayek
52Madame Tussauds Hollywood Robert Pattinson
53Madame Tussauds Hollywood Ryan Seacrest
54Madame Tussauds Hollywood Bette Davis
55Madame Tussauds Hollywood Charlie Chaplin
56Madame Tussauds Hollywood Marlene Dietrich
57Madame Tussauds Hollywood Judy Garland
58Madame Tussauds Hollywood Gloria Swanson
59Madame Tussauds Hollywood Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
60Madame Tussauds Hollywood James Dean
61Madame Tussauds Hollywood Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart from "The African Queen"
62Madame Tussauds Hollywood Charlton Heston as Moses in "The Ten Commandments"
63Madame Tussauds Hollywood Marilyn Munroe
64Madame Tussauds Hollywood James Stewart as George Bailey in "It's A Wonderful Life"
65Madame Tussauds Hollywood Alfred Hitchcock
66Madame Tussauds Hollywood George Burns and Bob Hope
67Madame Tussauds Hollywood Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra in "Cleopatra"
68Madame Tussauds Hollywood Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
69Madame Tussauds Hollywood Paul Newman as Butch Cassidy and Robert Redford as The Sundance Kid in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"
70Madame Tussauds Hollywood nt Eastwood as The Man with No Name in "A Fistful of Dollars"
71Madame Tussauds Hollywood John Wayne as Reuben J. Cogburn in "True Grit"
72Madame Tussauds Hollywood Colin Farrell
73Madame Tussauds Hollywood Colin Farrell ... and me
74Madame Tussauds Hollywood Al Pacino as Michael Corleone in "The Godfather"
75Madame Tussauds Hollywood Pierce Brosnan as Thomas Crown in "The Thomas Crown Affair"
76Madame Tussauds Hollywood Robert DeNiro
77Madame Tussauds Hollywood Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter from "Silence of the Lambs"
78Madame Tussauds Hollywood Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley from "Beverley Hills Cop" ... and me
79Madame Tussauds Hollywood Tom Hanks as Forest Gump in "Forest Gump" ... and me :)
80Madame Tussauds Hollywood Steve McQueen as Captain Virgil Hilts from "The Great Escape" ... and me :)
81Madame Tussauds Hollywood Dustin Hoffman as Benjamin Braddock in "The Graduate"
82Madame Tussauds Hollywood Patrick Swayze as Johnny Castle in "Dirty Dancing"
83Madame Tussauds Hollywood Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard and William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk from "Star Trek" ... and me :)
84Madame Tussauds Hollywood No *I'm* the captain of the Enterprise!! ;)
85Madame Tussauds Hollywood Sylvester Stallone as Rocky
86Madame Tussauds Hollywood
87Madame Tussauds Hollywood Steven Spielberg ... and me :)
88Madame Tussauds Hollywood Johnny Depp ... and me :)
89Madame Tussauds Hollywood Cameron Diaz
90Madame Tussauds Hollywood Martin Scorsese
91Madame Tussauds Hollywood Robin Williams
92Madame Tussauds Hollywood Elton John
93Madame Tussauds Hollywood Tupac Shakur
94Madame Tussauds Hollywood Madonna
95Madame Tussauds Hollywood Michael Jackson
96Madame Tussauds Hollywood Tiger Woods
97Madame Tussauds Hollywood Lance Armstrong
98Madame Tussauds Hollywood Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester ... and me
99Madame Tussauds Hollywood Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester
100Madame Tussauds Hollywood Kobe Bryant
101Madame Tussauds Hollywood Tony Hawk
102Madame Tussauds Hollywood Arnold Schwarzenegger as Terminator in "Terminator"
103Madame Tussauds Hollywood Spiderman ... and me :)
104Madame Tussauds Hollywood The Rock
105Madame Tussauds Hollywood Hugh Jackman as Wolverine from "X-Men"
106Madame Tussauds Hollywood Sarah Michelle Gellar as "Buffy"
107Madame Tussauds Hollywood Sarah Michelle Gellar as "Buffy" ... and me
108Madame Tussauds Hollywood Bruce Willis as John McClane from "Die Hard"
109Madame Tussauds Hollywood Chris Hemsworth as Thor from "Thor"
110Madame Tussauds Hollywood Antonio Banderas as Zorro from "The Mask of Zorro"
111Madame Tussauds Hollywood Robert Downey Jr. as Anthony "Tony" Stark from "Iron Man"
112Madame Tussauds Hollywood Nicole Kidman's waxwork mould
113Madame Tussauds Hollywood Hugh Jackman's waxwork mould
114Madame Tussauds Hollywood Beyoncé
115Madame Tussauds Hollywood Madame Tussaud
116Madame Tussauds Hollywood Mary Hart, anchor of Entertainment Tonight from 1982 to 2011
117Madame Tussauds Hollywood Meryl Streep
118Madame Tussauds Hollywood Denzel Washington
119Madame Tussauds Hollywood Betty White
120Madame Tussauds Hollywood Daniel Craig
121Madame Tussauds Hollywood Nicole Kidman
122Grammy Museum opened in December 2008 to co-incide with the Grammy Awards' 50th anniversary
123Hotel Figueora built in 1925 as a YWCA residence
124South Figueroa Street looking towards the Staples Center