Monday, December 17, 2007

Field Trip

On Friday we went on a field trip. My Step-Dad, Step-Brother, Husband and I had brunch at Doughboys on Highland Ave. in Hollywood. Then, we zoomed up to the Griffith Park Observatory. I hadn't been there since the re-opening last year.
Guy, Hal, Larry @ the Observatory
I must say, the renovation is spectacular. They've maintained the beauty of the old art deco Observatory while adding a modern but sympathetic addition. It was a hazy day, so the views from the top of the hill weren't that great, but we were all impressed with the Observatory.

After touring the Observatory, we drove over to Olive Hill (visible from Griffith Park) to tour the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Hollyhock House. This is one of Wright's Mayan block designed homes. The tour was good and very informative. While we were waiting for the house tour to begin, we watched the LA Cultural Affairs department having their annual Christmas party. I didn't know that Santa drove a vintage Chevy!



At 10:16 AM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, Ellen! You really covered a lot of ground. The new and improved Observatory looks great! Thanks for the armchair tour.


At 1:56 PM PST, Blogger mehitabel said...

Love t he Observatory--remind me to tell you what happened when we took two Australian teenagers (male) there! I want to go to Hollyhock House, too--might just have to make a field trip one of these days!


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