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View Poll Results: What landmark?
Hollywood Sign 9 18.75%
Grauman's Chinese Theatre 2 4.17%
Walk of the Stars 0 0%
Hollywood Bowl 5 10.42%
Griffith Park Observatory 9 18.75%
Capitol Records Building 3 6.25%
Whiskey a go go 0 0%
Santa Monica Pier 7 14.58%
Chateau Marmont 0 0%
Other 13 27.08%
Voters: 48. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-23-2009, 10:39 AM
 
Location: los angeles
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The La Brea Tar Pits, and there once was a place called POP.
I was a kid just before Pacific Ocean Park closed but lots of rides were already closed. The Pike in Long Beach had one of the most exciting double roller coasters I have ever been on. It also closed. Too bad
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:49 AM
 
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I was a kid just before Pacific Ocean Park closed but lots of rides were already closed. The Pike in Long Beach had one of the most exciting double roller coasters I have ever been on. It also closed. Too bad
POP had a very rickety roller coaster with a gnarly right hand turn that hung you out over the ocean, a experience you never forget, especially when you are only 4 years old.

The Pike was a very unique place, seedy, but at same time family orientated.

L.A. sure has changed a lot hasn't it?

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Old 03-24-2009, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Malibu Canyon Tunnel. I took a bus from the west San Fernando Valley to Our Lady of Malibu for grades 1 through 6 (1967-1973). This was just after the 1966 Pink Lady incident:

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Old 09-01-2009, 05:10 PM
 
Location: where the moss is taking over the villages
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Smile other

wilshire blvd

kate
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Old 09-01-2009, 05:45 PM
 
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Griffith Park and Observatory: when I was a kid, my parents and my aunt and uncle used take me and my cousins up there on Saturdays

Dodger Stadium: more childhood memories

Staples Center: kind of replaced many Dodger Stadium memories for a while once I hit my teenage years

Downtown skyline: I could always see the skyline from my elemantary and middle school

LA Coliseum: I grew up 10 minutes from the Coliseum so whenever I see it on TV or drive by it, it always reminds me of my childhood

Felix Chevrolet sign: Nothing special about it, just liked it because we always used to drive by it on our way to Laker games at Staples
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Old 09-01-2009, 05:55 PM
 
Location: San Jose
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I would easily put Grand Central Market or the Bradbury Building above anything in the original poll. The downtown library is pretty awesome too.

You have to love a city with a prominent "Flynt Publications" high-rise, but I guess that's Beverly Hills, not LA.
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:46 PM
 
Location: United States
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There's a little motel on Sunset called "St. Moritz" and it's where my Mom (rip) lived in 1969 when she moved out there. Also around the corner was (is?) a Winchells Donuts where she worked and had some of the Manson cult come in one night. She took us there in 2005 and showed us all her old stompin' grounds. It will all be in my book
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Public Domain photo from http://www.pdphoto.org/
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:03 PM
 
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From the list... Capitol Records building. 1964. The Beatles. No more to be said.
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Old 09-03-2009, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Pasadena
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I love my Hollywood sign.
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