Has a friend that is staying here in California for a short bit. I told her I take her to LA, and she particularly requested to go to Hollywood. Very understandle. When you’re from a different state and doesn’t have much time, hitting the popular travel destination is just about the right place to go to.
I was anticipating heat, traffic, and lotsa people. So I decided to just sit back, relax, and not worry about driving to various places and dealing with traffic. We hopped on a Hollywood tour bus. It wasn’t hot as expected. There was a considerable traffic. But there is lotsa people!
If you happen to come here and decide to do a Hollywood tour, I suggest negotiating the price down to $20-$25. The tour we had also tour us to Hollywood sign, Rodeo Dr, Playboy Mansion (can’t see anything), and the street stretch of Sunset Blvd. Every tour bus has a tour guide giving passengers tidbits of information.
The tour took us to some celebrity house. A lot of it are covered with high fences that you can’t even see the house itself. It’s very rare that you see a celebrity out the house galavanting around. A lot of it I don’t remember whose house is which. 😀
These houses in Beverly Hills cost 1-50 million dollars.
Back to the main street, we saw some familiar figures like The Minions, Mickey Mouse, Jack Sparrow, Wolverine, Spiderman, Michael Jackson, etc. Some of them do not like the real one at all. The best one is Wolverine.
There’s also the handprints, footprints, noseprints, faceprints, and other bodypartprints in front of The Chinese Theater….
My friend had fun here…
I happened to only take pictures of film and music directors – James Cameron, Hans Zimmer, Steven Spielberg, and
Mark Burnett, creator of the TV show Survivor, which I’m a big fan of – Survivor’s Famous Last Words.
We also saw these awesome graffiti near where we parked.
The whole tour for me was average to my liking. My friend however thanked me so much exclaiming that she loved it.
The title of the thread is from the lyrics of Rufus Wainwright from his song “California”. The song basically speaks and uses sarcasms of the glamour and glitters of Hollywood.