Hollywood, Take Two

I wanted to share a few more glimpses of my day in Hollywood with you.  I know many of you live too far away to ever have the opportunity to visit.  (I also want to apologize ahead of time for the quality of today's photos … the sun was really harsh making decent photos impossible extremely difficult.)

When I arrived in Hollywood, I parked near the Kodak Theatre.

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If you've watched the Academy Awards in the last ten years, you probably know the event is held in the Kodak Theatre.  (American Idol finals have also been held at the Kodak Theatre too, along with many other famous events.)

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After traipsing around the Kodak Theatre for awhile, I walked down Hollywood Blvd.  

If you pull out your magnifying glass, you will see the following in the above photo:  both the good and bad Spiderman, the sidewalk stars of Nicole Kidman, Steven Spielberg, Halle Berry, Jamie Foxx, and Susan Sarandon.  

Good Spiderman was quite chatty with me, by the way.  I always seem to attract men who are a little "different."

My next stop was Grauman's Chinese Theatre which opened in 1927.  (Do I sound like a tour guide yet?)

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I'm pretty immune to the celebrity-thing, having grown up here.  Nonetheless, it's still a lot of fun to wander around the Forecourt to the Stars and look at the hand/footprints of the famous.

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From the city, the Hollywood sign looks like this:

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As I mentioned last weekend, there's a "secret" hiking trail to reach the sign.  The view on the trail, looking back towards Los Angeles is pretty on a clear day.

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Hollywood Blvd. is pure craziness.  The people watching could not be better.  Then you get up on the trail, and you feel like you've stepped back in time.  It's quiet and serene.  You run into other people hiking now and again, but (at least on a weekday) it isn't crowded at all.  It really was nice.

Also?

When you get close to it, you realize how HUGE the Hollywood sign really is.

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It's gigantic!

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9 Responses to “Hollywood, Take Two”

  1. Deidre

    I’ve been to LA and Santa Barbara many times, but I’ve never been to Hollywood Blvd. It looks crazy!
    And the walk to the Hollywood sign looks quite lovely indeed.

  2. unmitigated me

    Was good Spiderman wearing a fanny pack? Because you’d think that would interfere with the aerodynamics of the whole suit.

  3. WebSavvyMom

    –>I don’t know if I’ll ever make it to Southern California so I love looking at your “tour guide” pictures.
    deb

  4. karen

    Oh, I love this photo journey – you’re right.. some of us might never get there and we’re living vicariously through you! Plus, it’s SUN and WARMTH and NOT FREAK’N SNOW!!!!

  5. Suzy

    You should have called me! That’s my neighborhood, I live under the Hollywood sign.

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