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Old February 20th, 2007, 01:06 AM   #21
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and now for the real HOLLYWOOD:



















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Old February 20th, 2007, 01:12 AM   #22
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Great job so far! WestsideLife, Klamedia and others that want to contribute, lets let SVS finish his portion and then you guys can add on to it. Great job.
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17. Universal studios and city walk







and City Walk



Gibson Amphitheater


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and now for the real HOLLYWOOD:


Well this sort of thing is funny, but the purpose of the thread to show a tourist who doesn't know the city, the fun and attractive things to see. If you read my first post you might notice that I mentioneds that LA is one town where it is difficult to separate the good, the bad, and the ugly. (Sounds like a good title for a movie? Where is that script i'm working on?)
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I would suggest Amoeba for the hollywood section. Now that Tower isn't around anymore, Amoeba is a great place to go for any type of music you're looking for.

And thanks so much for this. I really want to go to the Huntington library. Looks amazing.
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Old February 20th, 2007, 01:50 AM   #26
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Excellent thread so far. I like how all of the attractions are fairly centralized with the exception of the Huntington.
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Old February 20th, 2007, 02:04 AM   #27
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18. Continuing on from where I was interrrupted. Venice beach.
LA County has more than 80 miles of Beach, all very different, but none says Los Angeles as much as venice Beach.









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Excellent thread so far. I like how all of the attractions are fairly centralized with the exception of the Huntington.
Because I am starting with what I consider to be the three star attractions, the sites are going to be a little dispersed to start. After I finish with what I consider to be the top twenty, I will try to dissect the whole region neighborhood by neighborhood, downtown, mid city, east side, west side etc. I will also expand some of the areas that I have already referred to. Feel free to add anything you like. I suspect you may know the club scene for instance better than an old geezer like myself.
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Well this sort of thing is funny, but the purpose of the thread to show a tourist who doesn't know the city, the fun and attractive things to see. If you read my first post you might notice that I mentioneds that LA is one town where it is difficult to separate the good, the bad, and the ugly. (Sounds like a good title for a movie? Where is that script i'm working on?)
I apologize, I just glanced over the first post and read the thread title. I figured most outsiders have already seen the "fun and attractive" part of Hollywood.
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19. Venice canals. A little quiet neighborhood, but very scenic, close to the beach and look for the ducks.




Not the canals but also in Venice, the mosaic tile house;

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I apologize, I just glanced over the first post and read the thread title. I figured most outsiders have already seen the "fun and attractive" part of Hollywood.
No, if I get to finish, you will see the thousand and one wonders that are Southern California.
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20. Watts towers. In my opinion the greatest work of folk art in the whole country. The neighborhood is a little dicey, but I have been there plenty of times and have never had any problems. Go in a group during business hours. The towers built by one man Simon Rodia are really worth seeing.


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Old February 20th, 2007, 02:54 AM   #33
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Those are the highlights. I will now try to bring you the whole city neighborhood by neighborhood. we will start downtown.

1. Music center
Dorothy Chandler Pavillion home of the LA Opera


MArk Taper Forum


Ahmanson Theater


Peace on Earth statue by Jacques Lipshutz

Disney Hall/see big twenty

2. Museum of Contemporary Art



3. Angels flight; world's shortest railroad. Currently out of service due to an unfortunate brake failure a few years ago, but promised to be back in action by the summer. Only 25 cents; it connects the older original downtown with the Bunker Hill cultural center.

4. Grand central Market; the poor man's farmer's market.

5. Bradbury Building; amazing interior


6. Broadway Theater district; greatest collection of old time movie palaces in the country. Currently underutilized but most of theinteriors are still intact. The Los Angeles conservatancy gives walking tours and a few times a year they open them up to show old classic movies. They call the program, "The Last Remaining Seats".








7. United bank tower

8. Wells Fargo Museum

9. Bunker Hill steps


10. Water Court at California Plaza

11. Pershing square




12. Museum of Neon Art, currently looking for a new space.

The bus is for the night time tours of LA neon signage. Sign up in advance. The tours sell out.

13. Fashion and Design Institute


14. Mayan Theater


15. Head for Business

16. China town




17. Triforium

18. Little Tokyo








19. Japan-American Museum

20. Union station


21. Fashion District



22. Jewelry district. LA has the second biggest jewelry district in the world

23. Flower Markets. Come before dawn. The second biggest flower market in the world after the netherlands.


24. Geffen Contemporary Museum

25. Staples Center





26. LA City Hall and sister city sign post

27. LA Public Library


Cafe Pinot right next to the Library; my favorite place for lunch downtown during the day.

28. Biltmore Hotel


29. Saint Vibiana's

30. Los Angeles Theater Center

31. Bona Vista lounge top of the Bonaventure hotel. Revolving 360 degree lounge. With rooftop views of the city.


32. Clifton's Brookdale Cafeteria


33. Biddy Mason Park


34. Coca cola bottling plant in the shape of an ocean liner

35. Ronald Reagan State Building

36. Oviatt building clock tower and art deco masterpiece



37. Plaza Orchard at Arco Towers

38. Four Arches by Alexander Calder

39. Gateway transit center




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Old February 20th, 2007, 02:58 AM   #34
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Then we'll go to Exposition Park/USC.
1. LA Coliseum




2. California Science Center





3. IMAX Theater

4. Aerospace Museum


5. Exposition Park Rose Garden


6. California African American Museum


7. Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History





8. Mercado La Paloma, a mexican style collection of small shops and restaurants just across the freeway from Exposition Park. Lots of Oaxacan stuff.



9. Fisher gallery



10. Heritage Hall

11. Galen Center


12. USC


13. Saint Vincent's Church

14. Giant Felix

15. Al-Khattab Mosque

16. Doheney Mansion on campus of Mount Saint Mary's just north of USC

17. Olympic Auditorium


18. Sports Arena

19. Bob Hope Patriotic Hall

20. Shrine Auditorium


21. Butterfly pavillion at Natural History Museum

22. Spider pavillion at Natural History Museum

23. Bovard auditorium

24. Dedeaux Field


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North of downtown
1. Elysian Park




2. Dodger Stadium

3. Los Angeles Police Academy

4. San Antonio Winery


5. Los Angeles River Center and Gardens.

6. Chavez Ravine Arboretum
7. Heritage square



8. Audubon center Arroyo Seco.


9. Judson Glass studios

10. Eagle Rock

11. Jollibee's; your place for Phillipino fast food in Eagle Rock

12. Phillippe's where the French Dip sandwich was invented.


13. Self Realization Fellowship/Mount Washington

14. Occidental college


15. Southwest Museum; the oldest museum in LA. Currently undergoing renovation. The main collections of Native America art which are supurb have been moved to the Autry Museum of the American West. The Old museum is supposed to be opened for temporary exhibits sometime in the future.

You used to be able to enter the museum through this tunnel entrance at the bottom of the hill, then take an elevator all the way up to the top.


A funeral was held for the old museum last year. This is from the march.

16. Galco's Soda Pop; You can get any kind of soda here you could possibly imagine and a few you couldn't imagine.


17. Lummis house

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Old February 20th, 2007, 03:05 AM   #36
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Griffith Park

drum circle on weekends

christmas lights

1. Autry Museum


2. Los Angeles Zoo



3. Griffith PArk railroad

4. Griffith Park merry go round

5. Travel Town


6. Live Steamers

7. Greek Theater


8. Observatory see big twenty

9. Old Zoo


10. Fern dell

11. Bronson Caves;the bat cave.


12. Sunset Ranch at the top of beechwood canyon. Rent a horse and ride all over griffith park.

13. Equestrian Center

14. Amir's Garden garden built by volunteer effort.

15. Mount Hollywood

16. Griffith Park Pony rides

17. LA River next to park

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Old February 20th, 2007, 03:34 AM   #37
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were did that really cool looking church go! the one that looks like it should be in europe somewere
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were did that really cool looking church go! the one that looks like it should be in europe somewere
If you mean Saint Sophia's, it's in midtown, probably to be posted in the next batch.
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thanks, that one will be in the next family visit
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If you mean Saint Sophia's, it's in midtown, probably to be posted in the next batch.
oh I think you mean "Midcity". "Midtown" is in Manhattan.
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