A walk along the Hall of Fame
You can always find a superhero around here.
It was very busy outside the Chinese theatre as they were getting ready for the premiere of Chips.
Rolling out the blue carpet. I wonder why it was blue?
The central building resembles an ocean liner and is surrounded by a small village of cottage style bungalows. It was designed by Robert Derrah and built in 1936. Once a shopping centre it is now home to a variety of music publishers, television and film script writers, film and recording companies and many others associated with the entertainment business.
As I was taking a few photos a guy called Chris came over for a chat. He was a musician, originally from England but needed to be in Hollywood for work. He was interested in my opinion of Los Angeles so I didn't hold back. Looking back on last year's trip to New York, Washington, Boston and other parts of Eastern USA and this year's trip, I would have to say that Los Angeles is my least favourite city. Its different districts don't seem to gel as communities or have the warmth and friendliness I have experience elsewhere in the US. Nor does the city seem to have pride in its heritage allowing a number of its buildings to become derelict. As a visitor it is very difficult to get around without a car, not impossible just difficult. Of course, I have only been here a few days and just have a snap shot of the city. Chris lives in the complex and he did say it took a long time to settle in LA but he is enjoying life a lot more now he lives here where there is more of a community. It was lovely to chat to him but I did have a plane to catch so it was back to the hotel and a taxi to the airport and home. Farewell LA and what has been a great trip to Western USA.