Thursday, January 4, 2018

Travel News: Day 2 - Tour of Downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood: Tournament of Roses Tour, California

On Day 2, December 31, 2017 we went on a tour of downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood. While in downtown Los Angeles, we stopped to visit the original part of Los Angeles which now has a typical Mexican style market. The images below depict two sites located in front of the market.


As we drove towards Hollywood, we spotted the Los Angeles City Hall--the pyramid shaped building in the mage below:
Los Angeles City Hall
Onwards to Hollywood. We stop at the famed Dolby Theatre where the Oscars event is held and strolled around the complex to catch a glimpse of the Hollywood sign.
From the Dolby Theatre complex the Hollywood sign is visible in the distance

While walking around the complex I snapped a picture of this saying carved along the pathway along with other sayings from different artists. 

Our tour takes us to part of the pathway that has the different stars of fame. Below is the one for the Beatles' stars.

The site for the Beatles' stars of fame.
We stopped for lunch at the Farmers' Market and then we strolled along the street browsing through all the stores and shops along the way.  Back on the bus we headed onto the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.  We saw the tar bubbling in the lake while the Museum with all its animal fossils were displayed in the Museum.

Tar Pitts Museum
We drive back to the hotel for an early New Year's Eve celebration in anticipation of being at the Tournament of Roses Parade on January 1, 20`8.

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