Griffith Park

When in LA, Griffith Park is a place to visit so you can take a picture of the iconic Hollywood signage below.

Hollywood signage, a famous landmark of Los Angeles

The park has lush greenery and the most remarkable among the plants are the palm trees. The area is a good place for jogging and parts of which have residential houses in Mission Revival Style.  

The Griffith Park signage

On the southern slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park is the Griffith Observatory. When you enter the complex, you will be greeted by the Astronomers Monument. The famous astronomers featured in the monument are the Greek astronomer Hipparchus (about 125 B.C.), Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543), Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), Johannes Kepler (1571-1630), Isaac Newton (1642-1727) and John Herschel (1738-1822).

The Astronomers Monument

A marker for Morton La Kretz, the sponsor 
of Astronomers Monument

The Griffith Observatory housed in a magnificently designed building is "a unique hybrid of public observatory, planetarium, and exhibition space," according to its website. It welcomed over 76 million visitors and open late nearly every evening. 

The Griffith Observatory

This place is the best vantage point for seeing or taking picture of downtown LA. At the time of my visit, I was able to catch the dawn and its hues were just magnificent!  

View of downtown LA from Griffith Observatory at dawn.