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Went up to Griffith Park and the observatory last night from about 8:30 till closing time at 10:00 PM. The views over Los Angeles are amazing, and since it had rained the night before, last night's air was clear and crispy.
The park and observatory are jewels, a gift to the city intended to be free to the public forever. The history of the place tells of when the city of LA almost did not accept this 3,000+ acre park, as it was about a mile from the existing city lines back then, and with poor roads leading to it, the thought was that nobody would visit the place.
Luckily, the gift was accepted and now the park sits basically in the center of the now-huge metro area. I got to look through the telescope at Mars last night.
Very cool!
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Mar 06 2010 03:03 GMT Midworlder PRO
They are all special James
Mar 06 2010 03:41 GMT wifey
Magnificent view!
Mar 06 2010 07:40 GMT hans55 PRO
woow ... fantastic view ... we saw the observatory from a distance last week ...on my list to visit once now for sure !! :-)
Mar 06 2010 08:03 GMT Bellavista
Wow!!! How I envy you!!!
Mar 06 2010 17:07 GMT JPHarr
Thanks, M'worlder!
Mar 06 2010 17:07 GMT JPHarr
Yeah, very nice. =)
Mar 06 2010 17:07 GMT JPHarr
The observatory itself was a great place, too. You'd like all the science info!
Mar 06 2010 17:08 GMT JPHarr
Put it on your list of things to do. ;-)
Mar 06 2010 20:18 GMT Cooler PRO
Fantastic shot and view ;-)))
Mar 07 2010 00:07 GMT JPHarr
Thanks, Cooler!
Mar 07 2010 05:59 GMT GraniteRoad
Great city view.
Mar 08 2010 16:39 GMT JPHarr
Thank you, sir.
Mar 08 2010 22:56 GMT vic242
WOW!!
Mar 09 2010 07:41 GMT JPHarr
Thanks, Vic!
Mar 10 2010 23:44 GMT gafaway
so stunning!
Mar 11 2010 22:26 GMT JPHarr
Thanks, gafaway!
Mar 12 2010 10:53 GMT sini
Great night view!:)
Mar 12 2010 14:09 GMT JPHarr
The unusually clear air was all sparkly!
Mar 20 2010 15:58 GMT marcelovcruz
Spetacular night scene!
Mar 20 2010 16:32 GMT JPHarr
Glad to share it with you, marcelovcruz!

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