|Overview of the Pier during the daytime|
|Getting ready to head down|
Well, we found it! On the Pier as we walked. Ok, so it's not the exact one from the movie, but there was a pretty similar one. And it talked to us :)
|His eyes moved back and forth|
Although it took us about an hour to get there, it was well worth the trip! The observatory is located on the top of a mountain at the east end of Griffith Park and has been open since 1935. It is one of the top tourist attractions in LA, and now we know why!
|The Observatory during the day|
The best part? It's free! Unless you want to see a planetarium movie (which we did - it was fairly cheap and the show was awesome!). But the rest of the exhibits are free, and you can stay however long you want.
|A hallway of exhibits|
They have a Foucault pendulum in the entryway, which is a pendulum mounted in the ceiling so that the pendulum does not turn with the building as the building rotates with the Earth. Really interesting to watch. See, physics actually does come in handy!
What we saw that night...