Mar 2, 2015

Hiking to the Hollywood Sign: Part 2

Several hours of hiking through the Hollywood Hills lead me to this incredible view. It really doesn't get much more iconic than this. Downtown L.A. in the distance, views of multi-million dollar homes, landmarks along Hollywood Boulevard, and even glimpses of the ocean made reaching the Hollywood Sign an experience that I won't soon forget. 

The Hollywood Sign is fenced off and monitored by cameras, so this was as close as I could get (legally). However, it felt pretty rewarding (especially after the long hike from the Griffith Observatory) to capture something that not everyone goes out of their way to see up close. 

For a kid who started out making movies in the basement and who fantasized about the mythology of Hollywood all through film school, this was kind of like playing in a daydream. I imagine that from my brief time up there I became an unrecognizable blip in several thousand tourist's pictures. So yeah, I'm pretty famous now. 

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