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The Griffith Observatory is often overshadowed by the nearby Hollywood sign in the hills, but provides such a great view of downtown LA and Hollywood at night. Even though the drive up and parking is really tedious, the experience is almost romantic; although it's difficult to get around all the people also visiting, you can't help but feel like the view was created almost exclusively for you.
This photo works well on paper and better on canvas, but really pops on metal. On metal, you can almost see LA lighting up as dusk turns to twilight contrasting against the sharp edges of the observatory.