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.
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.)
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?)
From the city, the Hollywood sign looks like this:
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.
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.
When you get close to it, you realize how HUGE the Hollywood sign really is.
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