The iconic Hollywood sign… you can't escape it. During a late afternoon walk up in Griffith Park with a good friend I reached the Observatory. It is a long and steep track, full of people dressed in sport outfits walking their dogs. The view at the top is breathless. All these straight illuminated avenues and streets making a yellow grid on a pinkish ground. If the sun is declining. From this place, there is a strange distorsion of perspective. You actually can't evaluate distances properly. The sign looks quite near, you could think it is only a few minutes walk. But like everything in this city, distances are huge, so for a European person like me it is easy to lose the sense of proportions. The people seen on the terrasse cannot even give you a proper scale. The famous observatory is also enormous. It is, as many locations in Los Angeles, yet another landmark of the movies history. Where could I find a spot not reminiscent of a classic film ?