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April 2010

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Monday, April 5, 2010 Towering Above

The Mini Cooper has a sunroof open a lot of the time. So you look up. And you see things. The billboard above Morgan Cameras near Sunset and Vine

Cell Phone Skull - billboard above Morgan Cameras near Sunset and Vine

This woman looks down on the skull. She's on the east wall of Sunset-Vine Tower the office building from 1960 that fell on hard times, has its fires, and was used in the 1974 film The Towering Inferno and is now luxury condos

: Sunset-Vine Tower - 1960, architects Honnold and Rex - 6290 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood
: Sunset-Vine Tower - 1960, architects Honnold and Rex - 6290 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood
: Sunset-Vine Tower - 1960, architects Honnold and Rex - 6290 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood

Stopped at the light at Cahuenga and Sunset, at Larry King Square, you look up and realize this is where CNN's Larry King Live is produced every night. The graphic helps.

CNN Los Angeles Bureau, Cahuenga and Sunset, at Larry King Square, Hollywood - with supergraphic for Clash of the Titans 3-D
CNN Los Angeles Bureau, Cahuenga and Sunset, at Larry King Square, Hollywood - with supergraphic for Clash of the Titans 3-D
CNN Los Angeles Bureau, Cahuenga and Sunset, at Larry King Square, Hollywood - with supergraphic for Clash of the Titans 3-D
CNN Los Angeles Bureau, Cahuenga and Sunset, at Larry King Square, Hollywood - with supergraphic for Clash of the Titans 3-D

Hollywood can be an empty place

Hollywood Billboard
Hollywood Billboard
Hollywood Billboard
Hollywood Billboard

The dancers at the Hollywood Palladium it opened on October 31, 1940 with a concert by Frank Sinatra and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. These are ghosts.

Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, photographed Monday, April 5, 2010
Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, photographed Monday, April 5, 2010
Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, photographed Monday, April 5, 2010
Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, photographed Monday, April 5, 2010

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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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