Sunday, February 23, 2020

Enjoying the Views in Los Angeles

There are lots of places in the Los Angeles area to get views of that sprawling city.

These photos were taken from the Getty Museum looking down at the heavy traffic on Interstate 405.  All those tall buildings run along Wilshire Boulevard.  The hotel I stayed in is somewhere down there among those tall buildings.

Looking in the opposite direction, I can point my camera over Beverly Hills to see the hills dotted with huge mansions.

I could even zoom in on one of them.  I wonder if a famous movie star lives here.

I loved driving along Wilshire Boulevard where I was trapped at the bottom of a canyon of fancy high-rise buildings.

I snapped this shot one evening from the hotel.  I wasn't sure what that large building with the tower above it was and then I recognized the angel on top.  It's the local Mormon Temple dominating the night skyline.

I took this last shot while at a traffic light.  I wanted a shot of that crazy looking building.  It took me quite a while to figure out what it was.  It's the Petersen Automotive Museum.  If you want to see exhibitions all about cars, this is the place to go.  I understand they even have some of those unique Hollywood sci-fi cars on hand.


Thérèse said...

Glad to see the view from the Getty Museum, having been there a couple of time we have never been able to have a clear view, either fog or rain... So many wonderful places around this museum.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a super vantage point you had to take these shots Sharon, I should imagine the Getty Museum is pretty fascinating also.

William Kendall said...

Amazing views, Sharon.

Catalyst said...

You had a great and rare smog-free day for your photos, Sharon. They are beautiful.

Kay said...

What a nice, clear day you had! I hope that hillside behind the Getty survived last year's fires. I know they got very close to the museum.