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March 2011

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Friday, March 11, 2011 Sight Lines

RKO Globe, Melrose Avenue at Gower

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.

Are We Betraying the Planet?
RKO Globe, Melrose Avenue at Gower
Are We Betraying the Planet?
RKO Globe, Melrose Avenue at Gower
Are We Betraying the Planet?
IRKO Globe, Melrose Avenue at Gower
Are We Betraying the Planet?

Yeah, that was Astro Burger. She's staring at that too, and at the giant billboard for Paramount's new animated movie "Rango"

"Rango" billboard, Melrose Avenue at Gower, Friday, March 11, 2011
"Rango" billboard, Melrose Avenue at Gower, Friday, March 11, 2011
"Rango" billboard, Melrose Avenue at Gower, Friday, March 11, 2011

It's an odd corner

Stage 23, Paramount Studios
Graphic on Utility Box, Melrose Avenue at Gower, Friday, March 11, 2011
Graphic on Utility Box, Melrose Avenue at Gower, Friday, March 11, 2011
The Hollywood Sign as seen from Melrose Avenue at Gower

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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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