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October 2008

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Friday, October 17, 2008 Friday on Sunset

An October Friday afternoon on Sunset Boulevard here in Hollywood ninety in the shade, dry as a bone, the sky a brutal blue, traffic at a dead stop, and the new Adult Swim billboard looks down on you

Adult Swim "Super Jail" billboard, Sunset Strip
Adult Swim "Super Jail" billboard, Sunset Strip
Adult Swim "Super Jail" billboard, Sunset Strip
Adult Swim "Super Jail" billboard, Sunset Strip

Next to the billboard Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper took some of their profits from Easy Rider and opened a western-themed restaurant on the Sunset Strip, Saddle Ranch.  Of course it is kitsch, and they sold out their interest in the place long ago.  But it remains, kind of a landmark. The celebrity homes float above it the Hollywood Hills.  It's all Hollywood.

Saddle Ranch, Sunset Strip

Now this is California surfboards in a convertible waiting for the light at Billy Wilder Square, Sunset Boulevard at La Brea.  Norma Desmond didn't surf.

Surfboards in a convertible waiting for the light at Billy Wilder Square
Adult Swim "Super Jail" billboard, Sunset Strip

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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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