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Old Posted Dec 14, 2010, 8:19 PM
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Los Angeles from the air

Here are a few aerial photos I took of Los Angeles this year. It was a bit hazy/foggy, and I took the pictures through a window, so the picture clarity is not great. Even so, I was able to take some interesting photos from a unique perspective. Enjoy!


Downtown with the Ritz-Carlton in the foreground


Harbor freeway through downtown


Downtown looking toward Hollywood


Interchange of the Century and Harbor Freeways


Container ships at San Pedro with the Vincent Thomas bridge


Paramount Studios in Hollywood


Downtown Hollywood with the Capitol Records Building in the foreground


Marina Del Rey


Condos at Marina Del Rey


The Santa Monica Pier


UCLA campus


A mansion in Beverly Hills


Another Beverly Hills mansion


The Candy Spelling Mansion - 56,500 sq ft and the most expensive house in the US


San Pedro with the Vincent Thomas bridge


Downtown with the old City Hall


The Hollywood sign


The harbor freeway through downtown


The Playboy Mansion
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This might be the best "first post" ever. Fantastic pictures. The height has the benefits of aerial but gives a three-dimensional quality.
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Very very nice!!! It's always interesting to me how even in a handful of L.A. area shots, you almost feel as if you're looking at multiple different metro areas at once.
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Great perspective!
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nice photos. and candy spellings house may be expensive but is sure is ugly. i wonder how much she spent on that piece of crap. looks like a mutated trac house.
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This might be the best "first post" ever. Fantastic pictures. The height has the benefits of aerial but gives a three-dimensional quality.
Bingo. And welcome!
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Easily one of the best LA threads ever. What a first post! The first picture is, already, my new wallpaper. Amazing amazing amazing!
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You undersold this photo thread my friend! Really excellent work here. I never get tired of seeing aerials of the mansions throught LA. I bet that trampoline behind the Playboy mansion has seen a lot through the years...
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Yep, there are nice, and the 3rd photo is my new wall paper. I always believe LA skyline looks the best and the most dense from the view looking west. It captures all of downtown, and not just Bunker Hill which many outsiders think that's all there is it.
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These aerials are out-of-this-world amazing!
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Good stuff!
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awesome stuff! loved it! i need that Lakers court.
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Uhm, more please I love downtown LA, its so dense in parts. It has a bright future ahead for sure.
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One of the best L.A. threads I've seen. Be nice to see what you could come up with in other cities. Thx for sharing.
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Awesome stuff, enjoyed it very much!
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dang i never knew L.A. looked that good..
great shots
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I'm taking my first trip to California next week, and can't wait to spend a few days in LA. Looks great!
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Excellent shots, thanks for posting them
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