Travel to Los Angeles to see the Oscars

End of the suspense. The dices are thrown. The 2018 Oscars nominations have been announced. This was the last step before the ceremony. As every year, it will bring together the cinematic universe at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. If you are passionate about cinema, you must have an appointment in mind for which you feel a lot of emotion.

To get to Los Angeles, we decided to rent a blue convertible car and go along the coast to shoot it in conditions. We left San Francisco and crossed the road that runs parallel to the Pacific coast. The Big Sur derives from the original Spanish name the big south or the big country of the south, which refers to its location in the south of the Monterey Peninsula.

With stunning views of the American coast and ideal for taking photos if, unlike us, it makes you a good day. We met almost the entire trip with a fog that prevented us from seeing much of the route. The entrance to Los Angeles was a bit chaotic due to traffic. It is one of the most populated cities in the US, sometimes up to six lanes and we were in a caravan. Finally, we arrived at our destination, the hotel.

The hotel has just enough for a stay in Los Angeles. It has breakfast and parking included which is very important in this city. The rooms are comfortable, spacious, the bathroom clean. Noises are heard and the beds are comfortable. Taking into account that the LA everything is far away has a very good location since it is easily reached everywhere. Once installed we went out to look for dinner and returned to the hotel, we were busted from the trip.

We got up early and took the car. We had many things to do. Our first stop was to see well the famous Hollywood sign. I had several coordinates pointed to see it. We arrived fairly quickly to an area where the houses ended and a stretch of land began. There we left the car parked and only had to get off and take the pictures of rigor. As it was so early there was nobody and we could enjoy them quietly.

We set off and the next stop was the area of the rich. Beverly Hills is famous for the large mansions it houses and for being home to the rich and famous as well as great movie and music stars.

We were lucky and parked very close to Rodeo Drive. It is a district where you can see the most expensive boutiques and shops in the world. About the name, there are two positions. One of them maintains that the name "Rodeo". It is due to the fact that before the 1950s the flower center that divides the street was a line of horse carriages.

Another position attributes the name to a derivation of Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas. It is an old Spanish hacienda to which the sector later known as Beverly Hills belonged. But the area was modernized in the 70s. Now there are luxury shops, especially on Rodeo Drive. At the end of the street, we found the hotel where the movies are filmed, where we took some pictures.

The opening time of the park was approaching and as we had the tickets printed from the internet. We set off to visit the Universal Studios. That we are going to tell you about the park, a movie park that is being left small for a large number of people who are going to see it. Planned on two floors, the attractions close together taking advantage of the space.

We returned to the hotel after a long and entertaining day, we arrived busted and very tired. The next morning we got up without hurry, we had breakfast with donuts and pasta from the hotel. Since the hotel was quite close, we went walking towards the Walk of Fame. A sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street on whose floor are placed more than 2,000 5-pointed stars with the names of celebrities to which the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honors for its contribution to the entertainment industry.

Each star consists of a piece of terrace in which is framed a five-pointed star with a pink background and a bronze rim embedded in a square of coal. Inside the pink star is the name of the person honored engraved in bronze, and below is a round emblem, also in bronze, indicating the category by which that person was granted the star.

We crossed the sidewalk and arrived at the famous Kodak Theater. Here each year the Oscar film awards take place. Before the Academy Awards celebration takes place there is the classic walk on the red carpet. Here the famous guests vie for the attention of the crowds. Next, we saw the Grauman Chinese Theater where we were struck by its imposing facade that emulates a Chinese pagoda. Its construction in 1927 was promoted by the actor Sid Grauman.

For it, the most peculiar objects were imported from China, such as bells, pagodas, stone statues and other numerous pieces. But for what really is known worldwide the Chinese Theater of Hollywood is because in front of it we find the sidewalk where many Hollywood stars have been leaving the traces of his hands and feet sunk into the cement. This custom began shortly before the theater was inaugurated. It was Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks who in April 1927 staged the first "Footprints Ceremony". It is how the public act is known during which the artists they make their imprints on the cement.

In the afternoon we moved to the Santa Monica Pier. Santa Monica Pier is an entertainment area. Thanks to the fair attractions on the pier itself, we could enjoy a great atmosphere. Next to the small amusement park known as Pacific Park, there are several restaurants located on the same pier, like the one belonging to the Bubba Gump chain known for the movie Forrest Gump. On the beach in Santa Monica there, too. It is a long and lively promenade, known as Third Street Promenade, where we find shops, cafes, cinemas, etc.

There on the pier, there is also the end of the famous Route 66. We did not want to bathe because the water of the Pacific is very cold, even in summer. But we could see the famous lighthouses on the beach.
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