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October 2008

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Dream Boulevard

Oh, you know the story.  It's in the movies. The dewy-eyed kid from Nebraska runs away to Hollywood the long bus ride across the long miles of what seems like nothing to the land of dreams, where the kid knows he or she will be discovered, and of course become a movie star, or these days, at least a celebrity of some sort.  These things always end badly.  Let's start at the bus station, just north of Hollywood Boulevard.

Bus Station, Hollywood

Across the street

"Adult Boutique" - Ivar Avenue, Hollywood

Okay, okay, down on the corner this doesn't look so bad

Star and Wreath on Art Deco building, Hollywood Boulevard

Okay, the storefronts on the boulevard are a little discouraging

Smoke Shop, Hollywood Boulevard
Backlot Books & Movie Posters, Hollywood Boulevard

Above all that, there's this.  Better join up

Scientology Building, Hollywood Boulevard

So this is Hollywood and Vine?

Old building and new, Vine Street, Hollywood

Even the lunch counters out here seem strange

Elvis and friend, Hollywood Boulevard lunch counter
Elvis and friend, Hollywood Boulevard lunch counter
Elvis and friend, Hollywood Boulevard lunch counter

And there's this, at the shop that sells belly-dancing gear

Manikin at the shop that sell belly-dancing gear, Hollywood Boulevard

The streets of Hollywood are just strange

LA Mirror, Vine Street, Hollywood
LA Mirror, Vine Street, Hollywood
Bus Station, Hollywood - negative print

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Technical Note:

These photographs were taken with a Nikon D200 the lenses used were AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or AF Nikkor 70-300 mm telephoto.  Photography here is modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0 software.

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