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Morning at L.A.’s Griffith Observatory: A Photo Essay

Morning View of City of Angels

Morning View of City of Angels (mobile photography shot with ProCamera)

Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles is one of the best spots to get great views of the city of Los Angeles. It’s one of my favorite places to go when I’m plagued with jet lag and up really early. It’s sweeping views of the city are oddly serene in the early morning hours.

Located in Los Feliz, Griffith Park comes to life after sunrise when many Angelenos hit the parks hiking trails. You can even catch a glimpse of the Hollywood Sign near the public bathrooms.


Griffith Park View

Griffith Observatory’s Deco Curves and a view of downtown Los Angeles (shot with ProCamera)

Spy Viewing Machine at Griffith Park

Spy Viewing Machine at Griffith Park (shot with ProCamera)

Left: Hipstamatic view from the Griffith Observatory (shot with Hipstamatic) Right: Deco Curves at Griffith Observatory (Hipstamatic)

Griffith Park Parking Lot

Deco Architecture at Griffith Observatory (shot with ProCamera)

Early Morning View from Griffith Observatory

The Observatory itself has a planetarium with programming and events. Admission to the grounds is free. Griffith Observatory is open six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday:

Weekdays (Tuesday – Friday): Open 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m
Weekends (Saturday – Sunday): Open 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Visiting the grounds of Griffith Park is free. You can find out more information about visiting the park grounds on the official Griffith Park website.

Griffith Observatory is located at:

2800 E Observatory Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90027