Lori and I took a quick trip to Los Angeles last week. Of course while there I was running around shooting various things, including that great tourist tractor beam the Hollywood Sign. I wanted to find out how close you could get to it these days, since access has become quite restricted over the years. Hiking directly to the sign is not allowed (or at least we were not going to try doing that in the middle of the day), so we drove up through the Hollywood Hills and got as close as we could by car and I shot some photos directly down the hill from the sign on Mulholland Highway near Ledgewood Drive.
Another great vantage point we found is from above Lake Hollywood Park on Canyon Lake Drive near the Lake Hollywood Reservoir.