Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Griffith Observatory

At the Griffith Observatory this evening for the total lunar eclipse; the images were beamed in via ustream from Chile due to the rainclouds blotting out the celestial wonders in the Los Angeles skies, but people came by the thousands, with raincoats, umbrellas and plenty of pot.

Foucault's pendulum

watching the eclipse via ustream on the big screen

by the moon (with a moon rock)

celestial brooches and pins help explain the ribbon of time

somewhere around 8 billion years ago

'symbolize astronomical objects'

ceiling fresco over the pendulum

in the rain outside the observatory


michele said...

the griffith park observatory is one of my favorite spots in los angeles, especially at night. i preferred the inside before the remodel, but the jewelry encrusted hallway is beautiful.

shopgirl said...

I wish I could have seen the lunar eclipse. There must be amazing views of it from the observatory.

Rambles with Reese

Miss Whistle said...

@michele -- it's gorgeous. i hadn't been inside in years - a whole new world. thanks for you comment!

@shopgirl -- there are timelapse videos online you can find. quite awe-inspiring. good luck.

-- miss w xx