Just Above Sunset
April 30, 2006 - Displays in Hollywood

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From the Sunset Strip –


These guys are doing serious work –

Sign workers above the Sunset Strip

This is ominous –

Chris Farley billboard, Sunset Strip, Hollywood

Well, it is the land of vices –

Sunset Strip at West Hollywood edge...

And in the background that's Chateau Marmont, where John Belushi died of an overdose, out back, in Bungalow Three –

Chateau Marmont, long shot -

But there's no explaining the cow –

Chateau Marmont with cow, Sunset Strip

Down the street The Body Shop is always open.  It seems they feature naked mutants –

The Body Shop on the Sunset Strip

It's not all vice.  There is this angel at the picture frame shop –

The angel on Sunset Strip, West Hollywood

And there's the Rainbow, where Ronald Reagan and Nancy used to meet, in the movie days, before the politics, and where Marilyn Monroe went on a blind date, and met Joe DiMaggio, who she did marry –

Rainbow Bar and Grill, Sunset Strip

From Santa Monica Boulevard –
Not a happy ending here - Barney's Beanery, 8447 Santa Monica Boulevard - on October 4, 1970, Janis Joplin sat at her favorite booth, thirty-four, and downed two screwdrivers before heading up to the Landmark Hotel (gone now). She would die there later that evening. 

Barney's Beanery, 8447 Santa Monica Boulevard

From Hollywood Boulevard –


Just a spider on Art Deco –

Spider on Hollywood Boulevard

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These were shot with a Nikon D70 - lens AF-5 Nikor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED or AF Nikor 70-300 mm telephoto.

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