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The culture is defined by its signs and symbols.

The new woman on the side of the Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood Boulevard we get a new one every week or so.

Woman on the side of the Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood Boulevard

Detail of door at Grauman's Chinese Theater, across the street

Detail of door at Grauman's Chinese Theater

Lion on abandoned apartment building, Palm Avenue, West Hollywood

Lion on abandoned apartment building, Palm Avenue, West Hollywood

Under glass a Halloween dog in the window of the Disney Store at the El Capitan Theater, Hollywood Boulevard

Halloween dog in the window of the Disney Store at the El Capitan Theater, Hollywood Boulevard

The ghost of Robert Redford, haunting the Sunset Strip

The ghost of Robert Redford, haunting the Sunset Strip

Not so

Le Chic, Santa Monica Boulevard at Cole Avenue, Hollywood
Woman on the side of the Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood Boulevard
Paradise Hollywood, Inc. - Hollywood Boulevard (negative print)

If you wish to use any of these photos for commercial purposes I assume you'll discuss that with me. And should you choose to download any of these images and use them invoking the "fair use" provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976, please provide credit, and, on the web, a link back this site.

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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