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Monday, May 21, 2007 Boulevard Darkness

This day was all gloom the marine layer off the Pacific had rolled in the previous evening, deepened during the night, and never lifted. Hollywood was a world of shadows and darkness all day. The tourists were elsewhere Disneyland or on the little white busses winding their way through Beverly Hills, checking out where they were told the stars lived. Hollywood itself was showing its underbelly.

This couple in front of a long-closed theater on Hollywood Boulevard had the place to themselves the woman with the big dolls and the man who patters away on the little blue drums.  They were no longer lost in the crowds.  They were just there, but collecting little.

Hollywood can be a dark place.

Note the pigeons watching it all below.

Eccentric beggars, Hollywood Boulevard
Eccentric beggars, Hollywood Boulevard

To the right a bit of the thirties, and a dark doorway

Old Art Deco wall, Hollywood Boulevard
RC Props, Hollywood Boulevard
RC Props, Hollywood Boulevard

Across the street, faces from the twenties, looking on

Architectural detail, Hollywood Boulevard
Architectural detail, Hollywood Boulevard
Architectural detail, Hollywood Boulevard

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Technical Note:

Most of these photographs were shot with a Nikon D70 - using lens (1) AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or (2) AF Nikkor 70-300mm telephoto, or after 5 June 2006, (3) AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor, 55-200 mm f/4-5.6G ED. They were modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0.  Earlier photography was done with a Sony Mavica digital still camera (MVC-FD-88) with built-in digital zoom.

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