Panoramic views of Los Angeles from Griffith Observatory in Griffith Park as the sun sets. (1) Top, view west, Hollywood hills, Santa Monica downtown. Pacific Ocean is obscured by haze in all the shots. (2) View west south west. Park La Brea in the upper center, and the Wilshire corridor are the dotted line of tall buildings. Closer in are buildings along Hollywood Blvd. (3) The distant bump is the Palos Verdes peninsula, the street running off into the distance without apparent interruption is Normandy (I think), and the tall buildings are the Wilshire corridor. (4) Downtown Los Angeles is 5 miles (8.5 km) south south-east of the observatory.