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Views Of Griffith Park

Uritsk Andrey • 4 minutes read • May 3rd, 2016

Griffith Park

- an area of more than 2.5 square miles (1600 acres) of hills, meadows and forested plains in the center of

Los Angeles

. These lands were donated to the city in 1896 by Colonel Griffith, a Welshman by birth who immigrated to the U.S. in 1865, making his fortune from mining and real estate. Today, it is the residents' favorite spot.

Griffith Observatory

is located on Mount Hollywood, offering some of the best panoramas of Greater Los Angeles. Let's go!

The path up the hill is long and thorny. Especially at 86 degrees F (30 degrees C). You can also access the panorama from the subway, by shuttle bus but we weren't looking for the easy way!

Some villas on the Hollywood Hills.

Some panoramas of Greater Los Angeles, including the Griffith Park Observatory. From here you can clearly see the low-rise character of the giant urban area.

The Hollywood Hills:

The entrance to the observatory.

The Observatory is divided into four parts - a museum, a hall of science, a planetarium and telescopes. The local planetarium is one of the most sophisticated and modern exhibits in the world. It would be interesting to devote a whole day to the Griffith Observatory, visiting the planetarium, having a leisurely stroll through the astronomical museum, gazing through a telescope at huge stars on a clear night... Maybe next time. This time, we had a busy schedule so it would have been impossible to cover everything.

Another photo of the beautiful Hollywood Hills before we climbed down.  

From Los Angeles, we took a plane 372 miles (600 km) north to San Francisco, where we spent two days. It really was a totally different city. 
Author: Uritsk
Translated by: Olesya Zhukova

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