Hollywood Sign - Up Close and Personal

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Both Ed's and my offices are closed the week between Christmas and New Year's. It's been nice to have the entire week off and just relax at home. On our first day off we dropped the kids off at daycare and decided to hike up to the Hollywood sign. We started the hike around 3:30pm, which was just perfect to see the city at the top of the mountain in daylight and walk down during the sunset.

Views of downtown LA and Griffith Park Observatory from the base of the Hollywood sign.

It was hazy out, but you could still see the ocean and Catalina.

On the other side of the hill is the skyline view of Burbank and Glendale.

Looking over LA just above the Hollywood sign was amazing. I inadvertently took shots of the city not aware that my house was visible in the shot. Enlarge the picture below and look for the arrow.

When I realized this, I took a close-up of (the backside of) our house.

The sun was setting and the sky was like an orange and yellow Big Stick (speaking of which, do they not exist anymore???).