The old sign, on the southern slopes of Mount Lee, has served as a symbolic lodestone to those who have sought fame in Hollywood, the entertainment capitol of the world. I made my visit late in the day, when the sunlight was low in angle and warm in color.
The view here shows the top and back of some of the 40-foot tall letters of the iconic sign. Beyond and below are the Santa Monica Mountains (also called, in this area, the Hollywood Hills), and then the flat lands of the Los Angeles Basin.
Downtown Los Angeles is visible to the upper left, the Hollywood Reservoir is on the right.
(For the complete photographic story of my visit to the sign, click here. )