Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Trip Out West-Part Two

    One of the nicer days was spent at the Griffith Observatory. Built in the 1930's by Griffith J Griffith, the observatory now has a lower level built entirely under the original. The original facade still stands and the rebuild is an engineering feat. In the lower level you can watch a movie detailing the renovation.
   The observatory has been featured in many movies: Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Bowfinger, The Rocketeer and Rebel Without a Cause. It is free to go to, unless you want to watch the main laser star show. The hiking trails are excellent-wear comfortable shoes, layers, lots of sunscreen and bring water and maybe a snack. You can bike, hike or horseback ride all the way up to the Hollywood sign.
  One of my absolute favorites is the hallway leading down to the lower level. A time line of the universe, all 31.5 billion years of it is laid out-with vintage celestial jewelry. It's the best estate sale you will ever go to!

2 billion years! Plenty more to go...

I thought these earrings were adorable-I must hunt down a pair....or make some!

It just goes on and on....

Spend the day hiking, wander around inside and then rest!! Its an uphill climb, so you'll be tired at the end of the day, I was!

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