Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Things I saw in California

Highways, big skies, clouds and mountains, of course...but also....

An IHOP with free valet parking....

The LaBrea Tar Pits, complete with faux mammals struggling in the tar....awesome!

Compton, which Snoop Dog and Dr. Dre and all the bad west coast rappers be singing about....

The famous Watts Towers, which are WAY smaller than I'd been led to believe. There's even some movie where the villain clambered to the top of them and fought with the hero until he fell to his death hundreds and hundreds of....er....inches below.

The First American Bank at the corner of Laurel Canyon Blvd. and Archwood St.  This was the scene of the infamous 1997 North Hollywood Shootout. The reddish pic is a simulation showing the gunmen emerging from these very doors.

When you have no hotel and hours to kill, you can see a lot of cool stuff.

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