Monday, October 27, 2008

My World Tuesday #2

My World Tuesday is a new meme hosted by Klaus, Ivar, Wren, Fishing Guy Tom over at Show Your World.

I live in a city that is a part of Los Angeles County and I'm about 28 miles from downtown Los Angeles. I think one of the reasons people like L.A. is because within about a 1-2 hr. drive you literally have anything can possibly want to do. I thought this week I'd share just a little bit of Hollywood. I apologize in advance for the length of this post but you can't show Hollywood in one picture.

The first picture is of the Kodak Theatre which has hosted the Academy Awards since 2001.


This is the front of the Grauman's Chinese Theater. It's always packed out front where people look for the footprints of their favorite celebrities.


In case you can't read these you can click for a larger view. The first is the cast of Harry Potter and the next is Humphrey Bogart.




Or you can walk the boulevard and look at the celebrity names that line the street or get your picture taken with a movie star lookalike:



Along with the souvenirs you can buy like the John Lennon doll you can also visit places like the Hollywood Wax Museum and Ripley's Believe It Or Not.




34 comments:

Louise said...

I think it must be never boring there! Fun post!

Mary said...

What fun! I never think about anyone actually living in Hollywood...just tourists :-) Love the footprints...they should have had Harry's forehead print with the scar! California is such an intersting state!

Mojo said...

I caught a little of your post on Joshua Redmon -- one of my faves actually! Right up there with Rollins and Coltrane. Okay, maybe not Coltrane, but hey... who is?

I'm with Louise... never a dull moment out there, huh?

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Oh I would to see this in person, great post

BNS said...

Thanks for the tour. This is a great MyWorld post.

Reader Wil said...

This is an interesting tour in Hollywood. You're right you can't show Hollywood in one photo and not even in ten. So may be next time you can show us even more? It's very interesting.
Thanks for your visit!

Lawstude said...

Thank you for the wonderful tour. This 2nd week of meme really makes us appreciate the many places that we don't usually see or ever had a chance to visit like the one you showed me in this post. Another great job and more to come in the coming weeks.

Greyscale Territory said...

Enjoyed this mini tour of Hollywood. It is so good to see such places through diffeent eyes!

And loved your shots!

Arija said...

Looks like you had great fun putting this post together. Nice.

Coca Cutie said...

Very cool series!

Jayne said...

We see so many of these places in film and on TV. I can't imagine living just around the corner from it all.

The Birdlady said...

"Welcome to Hollywood!" This was fun - the last time I ws in LA ws for the '84 Olympics!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Hollywood is definitely a unique place! I can't imagine being a look-alike star. Tee hee. Do a lot of people play act at being stars?

AphotoAday said...

I've been to L.A. a couple of times, but still need to do the tourist thing and get to all those places...

MaryAnn Ashley said...

It's fun to see your world!

I love succlents! I'm actually obsessed. They are tough with equisite beauty.

kjpweb said...

That is perfect - just what the doctor ordered for MyWorld Tuesday! :)
Cheers, Klaus

Darla said...

What a great and interesting post. Does that town ever sleep?

Naturegirl said...

Your world is full of surprises!
I was to Hollywood years ago snooping up and down those famous STARS neighborhoods.

imac said...

Great post for My World, love your shots too.

ewok1993 said...

now this is a tour of hollywood i can get on board. all the must sees without all the other tourists crowding me :D

see you next week.

fishing guy said...

T: What a neat look at Hollywood. It certainly was not too long.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

These bring back wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing. :)

Mike said...

I think this is a great idea. getting to see everyones "World" and all of the differences. Of course between Mary and me you may not get too much variation.Yhanks for visiting my site as I try to get into this bloging thing.

Wren said...

Los Angeles is certainly big and varied. And I agree, there's an advantage to having everything within an hour or two - but also a disadvantage when everything you want to get to is an hour or two away, thanks to traffic.

Shellmo said...

You gave such a nice feel for how it would be walking in Hollywood - it seems so exciting!

Lily Hydrangea said...

These are great photos! very interesting. I can't believe there is actually a John Lennon doll!

Paz said...

Very cool! I've never been to L.A.

Paz

Jeanne said...

That is so awesome that you live so close to things that most of us only get to see on tv. Cool pictures.

chrome3d said...

Thanks for the tour around Hollywood! Never seen the Bogey-plate before, fun!

Carletta said...

Some great shots of places we all hear about but rarely get to see!
Well done - I agree with Fishing Guy - not too long at all.

soulbrush said...

what a great set of photos, and i love your name...are you s&s?

Jedediah said...

Very cool pictures, I would love to visit Ripley's.

piedmontperspective said...

Great shots! The John Lennon doll left me laughing. Your post is not too long, there's a lot to show of LA! My town isn't real small (by no means the size of LA) and I couldn't begin to show all of it with one post.

Celeste said...

So neat, thanks for a little taste of Hollywood :)