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December 2009

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Friday, December 4, 2009 Christmas Dislocation

Christmas Star on Hollywood Boulevard

Yes, the Christmas Stars are up on Hollywood Boulevard it's time to feel all dislocated again, like in Woody Allen's Annie Hall where you hear a boy's choir singing a Christmas melody while Allen and his buddy drive around here at Christmas, with the palm trees and plastic Santa's and brutal sunshine. It's supposed to be ironic. And the original verse to Irving Berlin's White Christmas was about sitting under the palm trees at a fancy swimming pool at this time of year in LA and feeling all dislocated, and thus dreaming of a White Christmas, somewhere else.

But we make do. This is the L. Ron Hubbard Christmas Village at the Scientology Center on Hollywood Boulevard at the old Christie Hotel

L. Ron Hubbard Christmas Village at the Scientology Center on Hollywood Boulevard at the Old Christie Hotel, Hollywood Boulevard at McFadden
L. Ron Hubbard Christmas Village at the Scientology Center on Hollywood Boulevard at the Old Christie Hotel, Hollywood Boulevard at McFadden
L. Ron Hubbard Christmas Village at the Scientology Center on Hollywood Boulevard at the Old Christie Hotel, Hollywood Boulevard at McFadden
L. Ron Hubbard Christmas Village at the Scientology Center on Hollywood Boulevard at the Old Christie Hotel, Hollywood Boulevard at McFadden
L. Ron Hubbard Christmas Village at the Scientology Center on Hollywood Boulevard at the Old Christie Hotel, Hollywood Boulevard at McFadden
L. Ron Hubbard Christmas Village at the Scientology Center on Hollywood Boulevard at the Old Christie Hotel, Hollywood Boulevard at McFadden
L. Ron Hubbard Christmas Village at the Scientology Center on Hollywood Boulevard at the Old Christie Hotel, Hollywood Boulevard at McFadden

Ah, Christmas carols across the street at Fredrick's of Hollywood

Guitarist at Fredrick's of Hollywood, Friday, December 4, 2009
Guitarist at Fredrick's of Hollywood, Friday, December 4, 2009
Christmas window display at Fredrick's of Hollywood, Hollywood Boulevard
Hugh Grant billboard, Hollywood Boulevard

More Christmas music down at Grauman's Chinese Theater

Accordion player at Grauman's Chinese Theater, Friday, December 4, 2009

Across the street at Disney's El Capitan Theater, where the 1926 exterior by Stiles O. Clements adds a nice touch

Christmas bow, El Capitan Theater, Hollywood Boulevard
Christmas bow, El Capitan Theater, Hollywood Boulevard
Christmas juggler on stilts, El Capitan Theater, Hollywood Boulevard
Christmas Star on Hollywood Boulevard
Christmas Stars on Hollywood Boulevard
L. Ron Hubbard Christmas Village at the Scientology Center on Hollywood Boulevard at the Old Christie Hotel, Hollywood Boulevard at McFadden

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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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[December 2009] [Mysterious Alley] [Simple Colors] [You Are] [Working Hollywood] [The Berlin Wall] [Hello Girls] [Museum Light] [Christmas Dislocation] [A Dark Garden] [Rainy Day Deco] [Blue Christmas] [Will Farrell] [Demanding Attention] [Hollywood 1926-1928] [Graffiti Trio] [North of Pink's] [The Neighborhood] [Heavy Rain] [The La Brea Wall] [Workers] [In the Alley] [Lighting Hollywood] [Old and New] [Chinese Christmas] [Certain Danger] [Above It All] [Observatory Sky] [For Christmas] [A Rich Christmas] [Uncertainty] [Clouds Over Sunset] [Almost Here] [Winter Shadows] [Nutmeg Christmas] [California Poppy] [Year End Images] [Late Afternoon] [That's a Wrap]