The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Space Shuttle Endeavour @ California Science Center, and Stars @ Hollywood Walk of Fame

Our 6-year-old has been an astronomy freak since he was 3, so it was a no-brainer decision to add to our Los Angeles itinerary a visit to the California Science Center to have a close look at the retired Space Shuttle Endeavour. The boy was really excited about seeing an actual space shuttle in person, and the visit didn't disappoint. There were many other exhibits at the Science Center, but we spent majority of our time in the shed that housed the space shuttle, as that was the main purpose of our visit. We then headed out to Hollywood to check out the stars at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Exposition Park Rose Garden located opposite the California Science Center, which was closed at the time of our visit (it is closed between January and March every year for pruning) so we could only view from outside:

Outside one of the entrances/exits to the California Science Center:

Looking at one of the exhibits, a Viking Lander:

The Space Shuttle Endeavour!

A view of Endeavour's main engines:

A closer look at one of the main engines:

Another angle of the space shuttle:

Walking on stars along Hollywood Boulevard:

The star of the former Governor of California:

Hubby wanted to see the Hollywood sign, so we headed to the rear patio of the Hollywood & Highland Center Mall for a good view of the sign:

The Four Ladies of Hollywood gazebo (aka Hollywood La Brea Gateway):

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