Hollywood, California. My former city of residence. For four years I lived walking distance from the famous Chinese Theater and the hustle and bustle of Hollywood Blvd, which I imagine must be like a miniature version of Times Square. It was a mixture of exciting and frustrating. Famous people everywhere, there's always something to do...but so.many.crazies. Almost everyone wants to be somebody and unfortunately most don't make it.
In addition to living so close to the chaos, I also worked right smack dab in the middle of it. Funny story - although I left the job over a year ago, I'm back for a few months contracting. So I decided to play tourist during my lunch break. I walked the crammed streets and snapped pictures of these landmarks which are all located literally right next to my office. You can get a small sense of the amount of people always walking around from the pictures below. To New Yorkers it's no big deal, but to the rest of the world, fighting crowds just go to Starbucks is a nightmare!
Enough blabbing, without further ado, I now bring you a photo tour of Hollywood Blvd. Enjoy!
Disney's El Capitan Theater - a fancy Disney movie theater I've yet to visit
Marilyn Monroe's feet and hand prints
The famous Hollywood Sign
This is where they film The Jimmy Kimmel show. I've been a handful of times
All day, everyday video crews record people on the street (usually for talk show segments)
Wednesday was the 5th anniversary of MJ's death - his star is always decorated
The Chinese Theater shows regular movies in addition to hosting star-studded premieres
Formerly the Kodak Theater, The Dolby Theater is host to the Oscars
Linking up with Quaintrelle for Resident Tourist Link Up