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Some Gifts Are Forever – The Korean Friendship Bell 150 150 admin

Some Gifts Are Forever – The Korean Friendship Bell

While the holiday season brings thoughts of giving and receiving gifts, we present today a couple of recent photos from a private luxury tour along the Los Angeles coast to San Pedro.  The Korean Friendship Bell was donated to the people of Los Angeles in 1976 as a symbol of international friendship and unity from…

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Lindsay is Probably Not on Santa’s NICE List 150 150 admin

Lindsay is Probably Not on Santa’s NICE List

Building-sized billboards abound in Los Angeles.  They are called “supergraphics” and are sometimes controversial.  But they get attention and that is their purpose.  We took this photograph during a private luxury tour of Hollywood as we passed by this Sunset Boulevard office structure.  The advertisement for the film was more interesting than the film itself,…

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Century City at Night 150 150 admin

Century City at Night

Sure, Paris is renowned as the City of Lights but we think Los Angeles challenges the French capital in every way.  This beautiful photograph of Century City (the Intercontinental Hotel is the ziggurat on the left, the Century Plaza is lit in red in the center, and Beverly Hills High School has a football game…

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Christmas Tree Lane — A Sight to Behold! 150 150 admin

Christmas Tree Lane — A Sight to Behold!

Of course we know where the best daytime holiday decorations are and make a point at this time of year to guide our private luxury tour guests to see them whenever we can.  Los Angeles holds many holiday delights as you would expect in Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Bel Air and even up the coast to…

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Thank You, Sherwin Williams 150 150 admin

Thank You, Sherwin Williams

All of us here at Elite Adventure Tours send a big warm hug and deeply felt thanks to the fine folks at Sherwin-Williams (yes, the paint company) for their contribution (hundreds and hundreds of gallons of exterior paint) to the repainting of the Hollywood Sign.  We also bow down to the Hollywood Sign Trust which…

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Oh Come All Ye Faithful to the Original Farmers Market 150 150 admin

Oh Come All Ye Faithful to the Original Farmers Market

The Original Farmers Market tower welcomes everyone to the famous 3rd and Fairfax entrance to this beloved location.  Serving Los Angeles since 1934 through all the seasons and for all the holidays, everyone enjoys browsing the stalls for fresh produce and groceries as well as kitchen and household items and even Hollywood souvenirs before finding…

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I Am Kubrick! No, I Am Kubrick! 150 150 admin

I Am Kubrick! No, I Am Kubrick!

A film made by Stanley Kubrick certainly will be on anyone’s list of Top Ten movies made or loved, from 2001: A Space Odyssey to Lolita to Spartacus.  His films embodied grand visions no matter the material from which he started.  His influence in post-modern filmmaking is profound. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art…

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Rick Baker – Special Effects and Makeup Master – Gets Star 150 150 admin

Rick Baker – Special Effects and Makeup Master – Gets Star

We are not certain that any of Rick Baker‘s werewolf or other monster creations, even a gorilla in our midst, will be likely seen at the grand celebration of his years of extraordinary service to the film industry as a master of makeup and special effects.  This morning at 11:30 a.m. Rick receives his star…

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Spooky Lighthouse on Palos Verdes 150 150 admin

Spooky Lighthouse on Palos Verdes

This is a great view on a perfect warm and clear November day of the Point Vicente Lighthouse in Palos Verdes, CA, just north of the Terranea Resort and south of Marina del Rey.  The photographer, our tour guide Jeff who, incidentally, grew up in Palos Verdes, loves to tell his private luxury tour guests…

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Fireboat No. 2 in San Pedro 150 150 admin

Fireboat No. 2 in San Pedro

It looks like a vista point overlooking the busy (busiest in the U.S.) Port of Los Angeles but it is really the widely windowed Los Angeles Fire Department Station No. 112 wherein is berthed the magnificent Fireboat #2 (the Warner L. Lawrence).  You would not believe, or even understand, the specifications of this nautical wonder…

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