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Roy's Postcards: 1983/03/31
Leonard and I climbed Mt. Hollywood this afternoon. Leonard walked & ran all the way up and down. Then we stopped by the Observatory for a few minutes. The view of Los Angeles and the valley was beautiful.
METALLURY AND ELECTRICITY
Artist: Hugo Ballin
Los Angeles, California
On the left, St. Florian, patron of metallurgists, sits pouring water over fire beneath a converter for steel-making. A light and key recall Benjamin Franklin's discovery of lightning's electrical nature. Otto von Guericke holds an early device which produced electricity through friction.
You used to be able to go right up to the Hollywood sign, and this may have been the time I remember when we did that.
See also: la griffith-observatory