I found heaven in Griffith Observatory

On June 30, 2012 by Mrs C

In October 2008, my mother took myself and my friend Macha to the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. To be honest, I’ve never heard of it before that, although now I realize that it has appeared in a lot of movies. So we went up there, no expectations — and I fell in love. No words or photos could ever justify how much I love, love, love this place.

First of all, it is an astronomy observatory, so there’s quite a few galleries to delight the inner geek. Visiting these galleries are free of charge.

Art on the ceiling

It’s apparently called a Foucault Pendulum.

Gallery display

Model of the telescope

One of my favorite parts of visiting the Griffith Observatory is the show “Centered in the Universe”. For an incredibly small price to pay, (US$ 7.00!) I got the most wonderful experience. The seats were reclining and the show was projected onto the whole dome. It was truly marvelous.

Tickets to the “Centered in the Universe”

The projector?

Newly renovated (in 2008) reclining seats

You can also go up to the real, actual telescope.

Signage to telescope

The actual telescope

The cherry on top of the cake? A breathtaking view of Los Angeles. Just dreamy.

Lovely view of Los Angeles city

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