Observatory Arches Hollywood

This was a very rare, clear and cloudy day in Los Angeles, California.

The walk from the park below up to the observatory is refreshing with spectacular views of downtown LA and the surrounding area

You can even see all the way to the ocean on a clear day like this one. The Hollywood sign is tucked into the hills behind and off to the right of these arches at the Griffith Observatory.

The surrounding park area is very large, so pay attention to the trail on the way up as there is a fork in the road… Despite ending up on the wrong side of the hill and having to call a taxi to get back to the car, this was still the best first date I’ve ever had.  2012