Roy's Postcards: 1983/03/31

Inscription:

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.

Postcard back:

METALLURY AND ELECTRICITY
Artist: Hugo Ballin
Griffith Observatory
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.

Leonard's comments:

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



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