I grew up just north of Los Angeles, not far from Hollywood.
I rarely did tourist-y things, because when you live somewhere you avoid the tourists.
I've been in Hollywood for things I've needed to do over the years, but I hadn't made a trip to the tourist-y spots of Hollywood in years.
Yesterday, that changed.
Aren't I looking just spectacular with my windblown hair? We've had warm weather lately, but the heat has been accompanied by Santa Ana winds. (For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Santa Anas, they often reach hurricane force – particularly in our canyons and foothills.)
Almost as soon as I arrived, I ran into a camera man who was filming in a local mall. He was losing his patience with the people he was filming. I couldn't resist taking his photo. All the tourists were looking at what he was filming, and I was looking at him.
I don't know what it is about The Camera Man Photo, but I love it.
Here's another very "Hollywood" photo of The Walk of Fame:
It seemed like everywhere I turned, there were people trying to make a buck. A lot of times, they were just street people. Of course, there are a lot of gift and souvenir shops too.
I've got more to share with you about my adventures in Hollywood in upcoming days. It was a loooooooong day (primarily because of the amount of driving time it took to get up there and back).
I took a lot of photos too, which makes for a very painful bionic arm.
I'll leave you with one more glimpse of my day before I close.
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