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On the deck

An image of the two lower level viewing decks in Griffith Observatory, there are another 2 levels that are above these two. The Hollywood hills are in the background with the famous Hollywood sign in the middle.



As we were walking out of Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, I noticed what appears to be two siblings helping their mom walk down the stairs. I thought it was telling of the times and how the roles have been reversed as its time for the younger generation to take care of the one that raised them.

Mt. Hollywood

An image of Mt. Hollywood taken from the back of the observation deck of Griffith observatory. The famous Hollywood sign is that white strip on the left, you can see the communication tower behind it on top of the mountain.

Watching Time

A sundial at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, the way it works is simple (its written on the plaque but I’ll save you the effort of zooming :))

In sun light the shadow of the wire indicates current watch time on the ring

I thought that young man looking at the sundial is fitting for how some of us will be watching the clock for the weekend to start. Happy Friday everyone 🙂

Griffith Observatory

A full frontal view of the entrance to the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. Its located on top of Mt. Hollywood which will allow you to see the famous “Hollywood” sign and oddly for the city of Los Angeles; entrance and parking are free! There is a live show in the Planetarium however that does require cost $3-$7. We were heading to Venice Beach after so we didn’t have time to check out the show.

The Path

If you ever wanted to get out of Griffith Observatory and wondered which road will take you out then there clearly is one sure bet 🙂 I’m not exactly sure but I believe this Normandie Ave. I just thought this illustrates the typical Californian city landscape: a lot of a low rise buildings/houses with a few business towers. This is a view of downtown Los Angeles.

Rooftop View

This is a shot I took of the Griffith Observatory sign from the roof overlooking the entrance. The Hollywood sign is just to the right of this image where the mountain continues to ascend.

Foucault Pendulum

This is an image of Foucault’s pendulum at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. Foucault’s pendulum is basically a device that visually demonstrates that the earth rotates, the pendulum hanging from the ceiling of a standing structure is free to swing in any vertical plane. While the earth rotates the pendulum will appear to rotate relative to it yet in reality it is swinging in the same vertical plane. If you’re having a hard time visualizing it then check out this 30 seconds video on youTube, it doesn’t really explain the the concept it just demonstrates in super speed mode 🙂

LA Star

Here is another image from my trip up to Los Angeles this past weekend. We started off at Griffith Observatory where we just walked around the observatory and I took all kind of pictures that I will share in future posts. This particular shot was taken from the upper deck of the observatory overlooking downtown Los Angeles. Considering its the town of the stars I wanted to do at least one image with a flare that makes look like a “star” 🙂 Enjoy the weekend everyone.

City of Angels

Yesterday I spent the day in Los Angeles with my cousin. We didn’t have any set agenda besides hanging out and walking around the city. We started off the day at Griffith Observatory which overlooks the whole city from Mt. Hollywood; the Hollywood sign was right beside us while we overlooked the whole city. Its quite the scene and here is one of the images that I took from up there. I was quite happy to see that we had some clouds that day otherwise this would’ve been one boring shot, I like the shadows formed by the clouds with the pockets of light. It reminded me of the UFO attack in the movie Independence day!! 🙂