Milky Way over Grand Park.
Milky Way over Grand Park with LA City Hall and the Lindbergh Beacon. Grand Park runs northwest to southeast making it work for this Milky Way shot from Lockwood Valley. Grand Park extends from Bunker Hill on the west down towards Poundcake Hill on the east to City Hall. Both of the hills have been leveled quite a bit, Poundcake Hill is hardly evident anymore(it’s where the Criminal Courts building is now, for you Angelenos). This used to be a up-scale residential area(there was even a short railroad up the hill a block from City Hall), though by the 1920’s many of the grand homes had become boarding houses and the area had become somewhat less grand. All the old homes were razed by the late 1940’s and the current Civic Center was built by the early 1960’s. Even by the late 1960’s this view was a bit different since the old Hall of Records building stood right in front of City Hall. This quite impressive building was unfortunately torn down in the early 70’s. The park between the buildings has been redeveloped in the past few years, parking lots are now parkland, and it a much more inviting area.
Downtown Los Angeles