Sorry for the absence of posts (and malice) this week. In spite of (or thanks to) the physical therapy, my back has been more querulous than usual lately, so I’ve been trying some Tough Love by giving it time outs and revoking its computer privileges. Unfortunately, these disciplinary measures haven’t discouraged my spine from sneaking out after dark to get drunk, drag race for pink slips, or go on shooting sprees at the Griffith Observatory, so I guess I’ll just give up and let it go back to blogging.
In the meantime, my spine and I went for a walk this afternoon, and I took a few shots with my iPhone, just to preserve a record of what the world was like before it all ended in 2012. As you can see, the city has already begun putting up the traditional Christmas decorations on Hollywood Boulevard:
Felling a streetlight is a fairly common occurrence on the Boulevard, but it amazes me how these drunks never fail to crash into one of the few remaining old style lamps — the ones with a soupçon of character — rather than the plentiful, and ugly modern fixtures. You’d think, if nothing else, the law of averages would intervene at some point. Still, it’s pretty damn festive, don’t you think?
The Cinerama Dome, Sunset Boulevard:
Hollywood Palladium, Sunset Boulevard: