Walk of fame
Trip Start Nov 29, 2011
99Trip End Mar 01, 2012
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Sunday morning started with a successful shopping trip, yes I finally got the new camera so no more dirty marks on the pics. Claire held her breath again on the drive to the shops. At least Sunday traffic was a little lighter but still when we arrived she told me whatever they have you're buying it, I’m not going anywhere else. Now that doesn’t happen often so I just had to buy.
At least there was a decent choice here, the "best Buys" store was big, like our Currys or Comet. Bad news the models I had narrowed it down to were not there.
After a discussion with the sales rep we came up with the Canon Powershot sx40hs, I even negotiated a discount and hoped for the best
After a quick spot of lunch it was off to do the tourist route. We made our way to Hollywood Boulevard to see the walk of fame, Kodak and Chinese theatres. Well this part of town is a bit tacky. We parked at the Kodak theatre quite by chance. I was impressed that it was only a maximum price of $10 to park.
We walked out into the foyer of the theatre not really realising where we were just wondering why people were taking photos of us. Well we were standing on the steps leading to where they give out the Oscars.
We walked out along the stars, we found Michael Jacksons with a look alike standing nearby. Claire was busy searching for the new stone which she saw MJ's children doing on the news last week, with Michaels shoes and gloves. After searching outside the Chinese Theatre for a while, she asked somebody who works in the theatre and he said it was still drying out and we would have to return some other time........There were lots of people dressed as all sorts of characters, of course they wanted you to pay them for having photos with them – time to try out my new long lens!!!
You might notice some red marks on the Michael Jackson star, when we walked back again there was some random woman on hands and knees scraping it off.
The other places we had to visit were from Pretty Woman, so down to Rodeo Drive and the Regent Beverley Wilshire hotel. This was a much nicer part of town but nothing much to look at really. I think you only see the front lower part of the hotel in the film, above the first floor is very ordinary. We did a drive by and headed back to our hotel for a relax by the pool and evening meal.
We were casually watching a film in the room this evening called “Yes Man” starring Jim Carrey. A lot of the film is shot at Griffiths Observatory where we were yesterday, it makes such a difference when you recognise where a film is set. They showed all the same views over the city as our photos. Every scene brought a “oooh we’ve been there” or “I know where that is”. Made the film enjoyable anyway.