2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
Of course, we had already thoroughly informed before our visit to California, where you can watch the most beautiful sunset over Los Angeles. There were a lot of interesting reports and great pictures and again and again the name Griffith Observatory appeared. We had heard of it but not in connection with sunsets. We knew it as a location for, among other things, the James Dean movie, because they do not know what they are doing .
Where is the Griffith Observatory exactly in Los Angeles?
Many photos show a building high on a hill in the Santa Monica Mountains in Griffith Park, Los Angeles's largest park. There was one of the most spectacular sunsets to see and that's where we wanted to experience him.
Visit the Griffith Park and the Observatory!
Of course, we were not the only ones who had this idea, we noticed that already when we arrived. The free parking was full but we were lucky and found a parking space on the roadside, from which it was not so far to walk. We are mostly out with our little grandson and for his little legs, a long way uphill would have been very exhausting.
Already on our short way up we had an impressive view of the famous skyline of Los Angeles.
Then, at the top, we had a magnificent view of the never-ending LA to the coast. It was so beautiful, you felt like you were somewhere between heaven and earth. Also the famous Hollywood Sign was good to see from here. sehr beeindruckt und Klaus konnte gar nicht aufhören Bilder mit seiner Kamera zu machen. We were very impressed and Klaus could not stop taking pictures with his camera.
Since we were there in time, we still had some time until sunset and used this to visit the Observatory . Incidentally, admission is free except for the planetarium.
Inside, there are many interesting things to see. Models of our planets and our Sun are displayed in the right proportions and there are images of the Earth and from space. Everything is done great and the explanations on the topics are very easy to understand. Our little Noah was thrilled and did not want to leave, again and again he discovered something new that caught his attention.
A gigantic sunset!
Now it was time for us to go outside if we did not want to miss the sunset. Many photographers had already put their tripods in position so as not to miss the right moment.
We experienced a wonderful, beautiful spectacle. The sun slowly disappeared with a fantastic play of colors in yellow, orange and red on the horizon above the Hollywood Hills.
It was a breathtaking experience to watch as the sky over Los Angeles darkened more and more and the lights slowly turned on.
When night falls in Los Angeles!
Now this big city is picking up its millions of lights that make even the most beautiful starry sky fade. A very special experience that you will certainly always remember.
There really is no better place for sensational shots when the sun goes down .
First a fantastic, much bestaunter and accompanied with applause of many tourists sunset and then the full moon was over Los Angeles.
Anyone staying in LA should definitely visit this vantage point, if possible in the evening. The view of the nocturnal sea of lights is the most beautiful that Los Angeles has to offer.
There is also a small cafeteria with a terrace from which you have a beautiful view of Los Angeles.
Visiting during the week is not so crowded, you get a good car park and can enjoy this view a bit more quietly.