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Your Scene: Griffith Observatory at sunset

A daily feature highlighting photos from Times readers.

March 05, 2011
  • Griffith Observatory at sunset.
Griffith Observatory at sunset. (phreader )

Times reader "phreader" captured this photo of L.A.'s iconic Griffith Observatory during a recent trip. "Visited family in L.A. in mid-January and caught 85-degree weather, fantastic sunsets and scenes like this," the photographer said. "Golden memories for sure."

Griffith Observatory in Griffith Park opened May 14, 1935. The observatory sits on 3,015 acres of land donated to the city of Los Angeles by Griffith J. Griffith, a mining and real estate mogul. Griffith donated money to build the observatory to make astronomy more accessible to the public.

View past photos we've featured. To upload your own, visit our reader travel photo gallery. When you upload your photo, tell us where it was taken and when. The more we know about the photo, the more likely it is that we'll feature it in our daily "Your Scene" posts here. To help us credit you properly, please include your name and city of residence.

More on Griffith Observatory:

Griffith Observatory interactive graphic

-- Jason La

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