I wasn’t really in LA for very much time. Actually, for almost no time. On my recent roadtrip, I only spent one evening and one morning in the city of angels before heading home. I wish there had been more time and I’ve resolved to spend more time in this pretty city in 2015. It really isn’t that far away from me! (Maybe 6 hours drive?) I’ve been half way around the world to visit world class cities; I should be able to drive down the California coast.

Griffith's Observatory in Los Angeles at Sunrise // WeAreAdventure.us
I spent the evening catching up with a lovely girl friend and then, determined to make the most of my last morning before I drove home, we got up super bright and early to watch the sun rise over Los Angeles from one of the prettiest buildings in the city.

Griffith’s Observatory is a very cool building. I’ve been in once before, to actually peruse the exhibits (highly recommended), but this morning we just stood on the balcony and watched the world get golden. Also highly recommended.

Griffith's Observatory in Los Angeles at Sunrise // WeAreAdventure.us

There’s a rad view of the Hollywood sign from here. It’s actually a LOT bigger than it looks and it’s totally illegal to hike up there (although I’ve definitely got it on my bucket list to do it anyways… shhh).

There’s also a really lovely view of the sprawling city and you can see Catalina Island and the Pacific Ocean in the far off distance. We pulled up Google Maps and tried to piece together where different bits of the city are.

Griffith's Observatory in Los Angeles at Sunrise // WeAreAdventure.us

And then we just wandered around appreciating the architecture. It’s definitely in vogue right now, with it’s clean lines and green doors, even if the building is much older than relevant viral photos/styles on the Internet.

Griffith's Observatory in Los Angeles at Sunrise // WeAreAdventure.us Griffith's Observatory in Los Angeles at Sunrise // WeAreAdventure.us Griffith's Observatory in Los Angeles at Sunrise // WeAreAdventure.us Griffith's Observatory in Los Angeles at Sunrise // WeAreAdventure.us

Hello, lovely! Thanks for taking me here so bright and early in the morning! Check out Carolina on Instagram right HERE. Her minimalist photography and penchant for crazy colors in her images is the best. (Seriously though; you’ll know what I mean when you see it.)

Griffith's Observatory in Los Angeles at Sunrise // WeAreAdventure.us Griffith's Observatory in Los Angeles at Sunrise // WeAreAdventure.us Griffith's Observatory in Los Angeles at Sunrise // WeAreAdventure.us Griffith's Observatory in Los Angeles at Sunrise // WeAreAdventure.us Griffith's Observatory in Los Angeles at Sunrise // WeAreAdventure.us

I love the detail in the doors here. So perfectly appropriate.

Griffith's Observatory in Los Angeles at Sunrise // WeAreAdventure.us Griffith's Observatory in Los Angeles at Sunrise // WeAreAdventure.us

And that’s all. We headed to brunch afterwards at the coolest place. I’ll pull the photos together and show you that place soon, too. It’s all part of my grand plan to get anybody who visits LA to explore these same two places, at least. Okay? Okay.

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