Sightings in SoCal

Griffith Observatory

I shot this looking down on Hollywood, from the Griffith Observatory. I personally like visiting Griffith more for its art deco style than for the star-gazing.

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I hate visiting the Griffith on busy days, because its parking lot is so full that you wind up having to park on the road winding down the hill. In this shot I took from the observatory, you can see the road in the middle of the shot there, with all the cars parked down that road. People had to park even lower down the road than that.
You can see the Hollywood sign in the far hill there. The sky was becoming overcast from the misty clouds rolling in from the ocean as evening drew near, making for a cold evening by the time we left.

Erika typewriter at the Skirball Center, Los Angeles, Ca

This Erika typewriter represents one of the many items Jewish immigrants brought with them to America in the early-to-mid 20th century.

Erika typewriter at the Skirball Center, Los Angeles, Ca

A close-up of the Erika.

Hammond typewriter at the Skirball Center, Los Angeles, Ca

Another interesting display at the Skirball featuring as typewriter.

Hammond typewriter at the Skirball Center, Los Angeles, Ca

Here’s a close-up of the Hammond typewriter. It’s pretty cool looking.

Singer sewing machine at the Skirball Center, Los Angeles, Ca

I don’t sew, but it would be cool to have one of these.

Stature of Liberty torch at the Skirball Center, Los Angeles, Ca

This is the 1/3 scale of the Statue of Liberty torch in the museum at the Skirball.

While the photo below makes me cringe at the thought of ruining a good typewriter to house a plant, this is a pretty cool article to peruse. If you like books and plants, check it out HERE.

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5 thoughts on “Sightings in SoCal

    • Yeah, I was pretty impressed by the torch as well the first time I ever visited the Skirball. I’d really like to visit the real thing some day. When my pop had come over on a boat from Spain in the late 50’s, I don’t think immigrants coming in from the east were required any longer to come in through New York. Still, I imagine it must have been an exciting experience reaching America full of dreams and aspirations at that time and being greeted by this great statue.

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