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The Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles

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During our stay in L.A. the majority of my time was spent at the TCM Classic Film Festival- but, I was able to squeeze in a few visits to other places. On our first day in L.A. before the festival started we drove up to the Griffith Observatory in the hills of Los Angleles.

The Griffith Observatory played an important role in the James Dean movie about teen angst Rebel Without A Cause. I was pleased to find that they had a bust of James Dean up at the Observatory. I was a huge fan of James Dean when I was a teenager and I still am a fan of his. The raw angst that he portrayed in his movies was so real. One of my favorite lines from Rebel Without A Cause is when he exclaims to his parents, "You're tearing me apart."

Beautiful murals inside of the rotunda of the Griffith Observatory...

The curving hallway leading down to the basement level of the Observatory features tons of star and astronomical themed jewelry...

This post was originally published on May 2, 2012.