If you drive down Gower Street out here it ends at Melrose Avenue, and on your left is this – the giant concrete globe on top of the old RKO building – like you used to see as the RKO movie started. This is where Fred and Ginger danced – their Rio and their London were inside this building, part of Paramount Studios now. And the giant Paramount complex stretches far off to the east – when you're stopped at the light there you can see all the numbered soundstages all in a row. It's all about sight lines. And now, across the street, this woman stares directly at the RKO globe, all day and all night. Someone was being clever with the sight lines.
Yeah, that was Astro Burger. She's staring at that too, and at the giant billboard for Paramount's new animated movie "Rango" –
It's an odd corner –
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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.