In honor of the release of the nominations for the 85th Academy awards I thought I’d post a few photos from our recent trip to Los Angeles. We did the touristy thing, visiting many places around LA that we’d seen on television and in movies.
This photo was taken from the Hollywood bowl where they hold lots of concerts. Sorry the photo is a bit blurry. We zoomed up to take the photo.
This is the entrance to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. In the front of the theatre there are hand and footprints of celebrities in the concrete. No one agrees how the idea for the prints came about. The most popular story is that it happened by accident when someone stepped in soft concrete.
Here is a selection of hand and footprints. It was quite difficult to snap them without getting feet since there were people everywhere!
This is the stairway entrance to the Dolby Theatre where the Academy Awards take place. On the night these stairs are covered with red carpet and all the surrounding shops are closed.
This is the entrance to Paramount Pictures. The grounds and buildings within seemed quite extensive.
Do you watch the Academy Awards on TV? Do you enjoy watching the stars on the red carpet?