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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Welcoming Space Shuttle Endeavour to Los Angeles

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
Last weekend the Space Shuttle Endeavour made it's final journey from LAX along the streets of Los Angeles to the California Science Center. 

Allen J Schaben - Los Angeles Times

So cool: as we no longer live in Los Angeles, I appreciate 
these photographs I was able to find on the internet. 

Don Barletti/Los Angeles

Hundreds of thousands of Angelenos flocked to see the amazing 
site of the shuttle crawling at 2 miles an hour along the 12 mile route. 

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

Past famous and quirky landmarks, like Randy's Donuts. 

AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon

Past massive and enthusatic crowds. Wish I could have 
been there. 

Perhaps the last time Angelenos turned out en mass 
like this was for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games. 

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

One of the most surreal sites was seeing the shuttle 
cruise past apartment buildings through a residential 

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

With the moment not being lost to a local resident. 
Imagine looking out your bedroom and seeing this!

Monica Almeida/The New York Times

This is one of my very favorite pictures, which I also 
posted on my Facebook profile. Here's a link to additional 
photographs from The Atlantic

Not to be missed is Matthew Givot's INCREDIBLE 
time-lapse video of the 12 mile journey from LAX to 
the Science Center. Outstanding work. 

Wally Skalij - Los Angeles Times
A final salute: hats off to photographer Wally Skalij and 
his colleagues. Here's a link to additional photos on the 
Los Angeles Times web site. 

photo credit: Reuters

And a final picture of Endeavour's earlier fly-by of 
the Hollywood sign. 

blog text © 2012 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

graet colletion of photos