Hollywood and Highland, 10/28/17

When tourists come to visit Los Angeles, they will hit all three of these: 

—Hollywood Blvd. 

— Venice Beach

—Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive. 

Venice is fun and funky, unlike anywhere else in the world, while Rodeo Drive is upscale, trendy and fun--you'll recognize it from the movies. 

Hollywood and Highland, the home to the TCL Chinese Movie Theater and Hollywood Walk of Fame is seedy. It's a little dangerous. And while the intersection of Hollywood and Highland has been cleaned up, the streets from Highland down to Vine are still just a collection (for the most part) of sex shops, liquor stores, places to buy wigs and L.A. oldest restaurant, Musso and Frank. 

People come to L.A. hoping to meet movie stars, and get their pictures taken with them. So thus, a cottage industry has grown up, from people looking for a quick buck and profit, by dressing as characters and posing for tips. 

Thus, on any given day, you'll see names of stars on the Walk of Fame you might have heard of, and also get to see Spiderman, Superman, Catwoman, Wonder Woman, the Incredible Hulk, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, and Marilyn Monroe eager to pose with you for a dollar or two. 

There really isn't that much to see here--but it sure is fun for a photographer to visit and document. Street Photography Paradise! Click the image above to go to the gallery. 

These photos were taken on the new Sony RX10IV on 10/28/17, between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. in the afternoon. 

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