Los Angeles can be overwhelming especially if one dislikes traffic. Still, it has much to offer if you decide to go.
We took a number of excursions during this particular visit. The first was linked to Oscar weekend. LA being a company town takes this event seriously. We went to Hollywood to see ground zero:
I confess seeing the stars planted along Hollywood are a treat to see even if they’re a bit dirty:
But I digress — we were here to see the Dolby Theater — Oscars home:
The theater is actually in a mall, of sorts, with all types of touristy shops:
One shop in the mall was fun to tour:
It was a tourist trap and candy shop rolled into one:
Still, seeing the red carpet and all the other accoutrements for the big show is definitely a highlight:
Sure, Hollywood is past it’s prime and even a bit seedy. But it is still Hollywood; home of the stars!