Los Angeles City Hall

From its completion in 1928 until 1964, the City Hall was the tallest building in Los Angeles. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_City_Hall

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Alas, but times have changed and City Hall is not the tallest anymore.

I was driving from Griffith Observatory to points east, when I decided to drive along Beverly Blvd. Apparently there are 2 Beverly Boulevards with one of them starting in Beverly Hills and ending around downtown LA, and the other, known as East Beverly Blvd starts around 1st or 2nd street and, well never mind about that. The point here is that this building is/was a landmark in Downtown Los Angeles.

If you are driving the other way, on Whittier Blvd for example, you might see Los Angeles in an entirely different light.

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Take a look at that traffic signal with its 5 lights!

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This Los Angeles is not the one that I remember, but then 25 years is a long time to be away, isn’t it?

I wanted to turn back the other way, where the City Hall dominated the skyline, but there were still other buildings blocking my way.

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Tall ones too, but it wasn’t always easy balancing the camera with 2 hands, and keeping the same on the steering wheel!

My time was limited, so I said goodbye to Downtown LA, and wished it well.

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I wish, I could have named a few of those tall puppies for the rest of you, but it didn’t matter anyway, unless that was your “thing”, as they used to say, at least 25 years ago?

You might just notice an advertisement for the Space Shuttle Endeavour, which now is residing in LA at California Science Center in Exposition Park. I didn’t get to see it on this trip, but you might enjoy this video, showing how some clever people figured out how it could be transported from LA International Airport to its new home!

I’m a better person for watching this video, even if I wasn’t there at the time!

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