We fly over Burbank, which at this time of the morning is a little hazy. As the morning marine layer pushes eastward from the coast, it tends to stall out by the foothills on the east side of the Valley. Thus, Burbank tends to be a little hazier than the rest of the San Fernando Valley. www.burbank.com
As we fly over the Hollywood Hills, we reach the West side, (Center photo), with UCLA, Beverly Hills and Century City, clearly labeled. Santa Monica Blvd. running bottom to top, heads East from the coast to Hollywood. While, Wilshire Blvd., running diagonally goes from the coast to Downtown, (just past the upper right corner of the photo). www.ucla.edu http://www.beverlyhillsbehere.com www.centurycitycc.com
Further East of the West Side is Hollywood. Home of the Movie Industry for over 80 years, Hollywood is the mecca of the world of Entertainment. An interesting thing about visiting Hollywood is who, as well as what you might see. http://www.seeing-stars.com is a site you may want to check out if you want to see where the celebs hang out.
Finally, the bottom photo looks out over Downtown LA. The top of the photo, shows Dodger Stadium, located North of Downtown in Chavez Ravine. At the South end of Downtown is the Staples Center, home of the Lakers and the Clippers. Staples and Dodger Stadium are 2 of the more popular sports venues in LA as the Lakers and Dodgers are two of the more popular sports teams of the many sports teams in Southern California.