Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sunday Morning at the Griffith Observatory

On this lovely, clear and sunny morning, we headed for the hills to look over LA Basin toward Palos Verdes from the Griffith Park Observatory and Planetarium (built in 1935, PWA Classical Moderne in exposed reinforced concrete, according to Gebhard & Winter in An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles).
And the view of the LA with Palos Verdes Peninsula way in the distance (hump in the center) and Catalina Island (hump to the right).

11 comments:

brattcat said...

Beautiful views...i love seeing Catalina off in the distance, but my favorite is that monochrome with the view of the observatory putting everything in context.

Cezar and Léia said...

The first composition is outstanding!
Léia :)

Wanda said...

Beautiful shots... haven't been to Griffith Obseratory for years... I think we need to make another visit.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Hi Tash, both fab shots, your top image of the observatory is stunning with the early morning sun shining on it! Beautifully composed.

Rob and Mandy said...

The first photo is quite wonderful!

TheChieftess said...

Nice!!! I was fascinated by the description of what they did to renovate this a few years ago...they actually raised the whole building...amazing!!! This always makes me think of James Dean, Sal Mineo and Natalie Wood in Rebel Without a Cause!!!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

So beautiful there. I like hiking to Dantes view from the parking lot. The murals in the rotunda are always worth stopping for.

btw: where have you been? bored with stray ponies, Albuquerque or....? I haven't seen you in the adjacents for over a month.

Bibi said...

great view...love the observatory shot.

spacedlaw said...

I love that first picture!

Powell River Books said...

A pretty clear day for LA. I always liked January with it's clear days. - Margy

Virginia said...

Put this on my list for the next trip!
V