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January 8, 2006 - Hollywood for Texans













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Thursday, January 5th, Hollywood was filled with Texans.  The Texas Longhorns had won the Rose Bowl, beating the USC Trojans the night before, to become the best in college football, if you follow such things.  And it seems rather than returning to the Lone Star State the next morning, their fans took in the local sights – Hollywood, Universal City, and that sort of thing.  They were everywhere in their longhorn t-shirts with their cameras, trying to figure out this place.

 

Here's what they saw.

                                                 

From up on Mulholland Drive, the view of Hollywood, being covered by the local news –

Hollywood sightseeing - 5 January 2006

Local news star prepares his script –

Hollywood sightseeing - 5 January 2006

He sees the Hollywood Bowl to downtown, with the Hollywood freeway –

Hollywood sightseeing - 5 January 2006

To the left, snow-covered mountains, as it always snows in Los Angeles (the county) in the winter –

Hollywood sightseeing - 5 January 2006

Far below, downtown Hollywood –

Hollywood sightseeing - 5 January 2006

And the motto of this town – MORE –

Hollywood sightseeing - 5 January 2006

Los Angeles itself in the distance –

Hollywood sightseeing - 5 January 2006

Further up Mulholland you can look down on Universal City with its theme park and sound stages –

Hollywood sightseeing - 5 January 2006

Movies and television are big business -

Hollywood sightseeing - 5 January 2006

And from the overlook you can make out Warner Brothers Studios in the distance –

Hollywood sightseeing - 5 January 2006

Hollywood sightseeing - 5 January 2006

But don't expect to see much at night –

Hollywood sightseeing - 5 January 2006
















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These were shot with a Nikon D70 – lens AF-5 Nikor 18-70mm 1:35-4.5G ED or AF Nikor 70-300mm telephoto.

They were modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0

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