L.A. Shorts: Beyond the Grid

The Griffith Observatory landed on a south-facing slope of the Hollywood Hills in 1935.  A unique platform to view the stars above and the earthly vistas of the city of angels, runway-like grids in the constellation Los Angeles.

67 thoughts on “L.A. Shorts: Beyond the Grid

    1. Yes! The entire park is beautiful, one of my favorite places to visit in the area. And you’re right, there’s a bust of James Dean commemorating the key scenes that were filmed there. Next time, I’d like to go during nightfall and check out the stars. 🙂


    1. I can only imagine the beauty of the Hawaiian skies through a telescope. I’m sure it’s still pretty spectacular at night through the naked eye though, right? It’s been so long since I’ve been to Hawaii…nice to think about.


    1. Sally, I like how you described the horizon as layers. Perfect. Jo used the word “shimmery.” Shimmery layers…where were you guys when I was trying to write something for this post!!


    1. Yes, there’s even a small bust of Dean, honoring him and the film company for depicting the observatory for what it is. I was looking at images from the movie, and it’s amazing how little it’s changed. Thank you so much for stopping by and for the nice compliment. Made me smile!


  1. Great mood in this photo. The whole world is stretching out in front of you, with all its possibilities. Stars here and there, pure magic, just like Hollywood should be. Excellent job, Elisa.
    Have a happy weekend, Dina


  2. I always love Griffith Park. It’s free. You get to see an overview of LA. Great spot for sunset viewing. It’s cool at night too with all the street lights. Once, we get to see Jupiter through a telescope. Great chosen shot. Very nice choice of place to visit in California, Elisa.


    1. Thanks, John, that must have been so nice. I have to admit I was feeling a little hike envy when I was trekking around up there. I can see why you miss it…I do too, and I live clear across the country! Take care,


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