Tuesday

Los Angeles: 2 places to visit between sunset and dusk

I don't know about you, but I have seen it for years in films. Couples, most often madly in love, holding hands and looking at the most beautiful sunset over Los Angeles. And eventually I have done it myself and all I can say is that reality is once more so much better than in the movies.

Griffith Observatory

Everybody has seen the in 1936 built Griffith Observatory on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in the film Rebel Without a Cause with James Dean. I went to Griffith Park just on time before the sun set. The hills became slowly darker and surroundings started to glow softly. The different shades of orange grew directly into the bright blue evening sky. The blue hour can best be described as magical. After dusk the city lights below me glistened just as fantastic, the sea of lights seemed to go on forever.





Hollywood Bowl Overlook

Drive up Mullholland Drive between sunset and dusk, try to park your car somewhere, the parking spot is tiny with only 9 spaces or so. Sorry the brag, but when I arrived, someone just left and I secured my very own spot. Bring enough time to just look at this vast city. Stay, relax, and enjoy the moment. This is special indeed. If you walk up the stairs the view gets even better. Put on insect repellent not to get bitten by mosquitoes. And who knows, you might even see a bobcat or a coyote.





Please follow this link to check the times for sunset.

Which places do you recommend? Looking forward to hear from you.

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Greetings stranger. I always try to be myself and to be a tourist as often as I can. I would love to get in contact with lots of hard travelling tourists who love to be out and about as much as I do. I am looking forward to all your comments. Thanks so much in advance.