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August 2009

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Thursday, August 13, 2009 Relentless Sun

Hot as hell, not a breath of any kind of breeze, the air a stew of smoke from fires up the coast and the thick local smog, being cooked by the high, hazy sun just another day in paradise and this is the corner where Sunset and Hollywood Boulevard meet, at the edge of Silverlake. The sun above the door at Uncle Jer's

The sun above the door of Uncle Jer - Sunset and Hollywood Boulevard, Silverlake

Sidewalk art below

Sidewalk Tiger, Sunset and Hollywood Boulevard, Silverlake

Next to the tiger, the Dumpster of Broken Dreams

Sticker on dumpster - Campbell's Broken Heart Soup
Sticker on dumpster - Forever Lonely
Sticker on dumpster - Time Bandits

And if all that wasn't enough, across the street is the needlessly Egyptian Vista Theater, 4473 Sunset Boulevard. It was designed by Lewis A. Smith and opened on October 16, 1923, with Baby Peggy in "Tips" along with vaudeville acts on stage. It's smaller than the famous Egyptian Theater in the center of Hollywood, but it's more peculiar. Ed Wood, voted the Worst Director of All Time, had an office in this building.

Vista Theater, 4473 Sunset Boulevard - Lewis A. Smith, 1923
Vista Theater, 4473 Sunset Boulevard - Lewis A. Smith, 1923
Vista Theater, 4473 Sunset Boulevard - Lewis A. Smith, 1923
Vista Theater, 4473 Sunset Boulevard - Lewis A. Smith, 1923
Vista Theater, 4473 Sunset Boulevard - Lewis A. Smith, 1923
Vista Theater, 4473 Sunset Boulevard - Lewis A. Smith, 1923

And in the alley behind the theater, an odd mural

Mural in alley behind the Vista Theater, 4473 Sunset Boulevard
Mural in alley behind the Vista Theater, 4473 Sunset Boulevard
The sun above the door of Uncle Jer - Sunset and Hollywood Boulevard, Silverlake

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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.  The high-resolution photography here was modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0 software.

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