I woke up about 12 minutes before landing and saw Los Angeles glowing outside the window. The view is toward the southeast from northwest of the city, on approach to Santa Barbara from Denver. 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 Expressway, 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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  • anosmicovni 7y

    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!
  • julianofdevon 3y

    I absolutely love that view. I should fly into L.A when it is night time.
  • Katharine Valentino 11mo

    Thank you for sharing this. I now illustrates a poem titled "Highways of Life" in Setting Forth--on a Literary Itinerary.
  • Rue89 PRO 4mo

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  • Doc Searls PRO 4mo

    Merci, Rue89. Feel free to use the shot any way you like. :-)
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