• Verdugo Mountain
  • Griffith Park and Hollywood Hills.
  • Golden State Freeway — "The Five" — at the southern end of The Grapevine.
  • Sepulveda Pass on the 405 freeway.
  • Downtown Los Angeles
  • San Fernando Valley, or just "The Valley."
  • LAX is in here.


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I woke up about 12 minutes before landing and saw Los Angeles glowing outside the window. The view is toward the southeast from nortwest of the city. From bottom to top, the Grapevine (I-5) enters the San Fernando Valley as the Golden State Freeway, continuing between Verdugo Mountain on the left and the Hollywood hills on the right. Highway 210, the Foothill Expresswayl, winds around the left, or East side of Verdugo. Downtown L.A. is the bright white spot under the fog beyond the Hollywood Hills. All of the West Side, down to LAX and the ocean, glows under a low fog near the top of the shot.

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  1. anosmicovni 65 months ago | reply

    I witnessed something like this coming into LAX the other day. It was incredible. I wish I had been able to take a picture myself!

  2. julianofdevon 15 months ago | reply

    I absolutely love that view. I should fly into L.A when it is night time.

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