She imagines few dusky afternoons dreamier than those spent canopied amongst glittering stardust and galaxies whilst soaring above the electric streets of the City of Angels. In a sanctuary where all wonders and ponderment of our existence are welcome with a wealth of knowledge and awe, The Embarkiste travels high into the Hollywood Hills to the beloved Griffith Observatory for a restoring astronomy lesson and much, much more.
This Los Feliz neighborhood nestle opened in 1935, since protecting the city of Los Angeles as it proudly watches over from the downtown metropolis to the Santa Monica Bay and surrounding coastal hills. With free admission, Griffith’s mission has always been to make astronomy accessible to the public, offering a dazzling array of telescopes, exhibits, and an eye-opening planetarium show that tingles the soul with curiosity and amazement.
From stunning galactic portraits and stellar techniques easily explained, to glowing sun and moonset radial lines, here she is reminded that life is greater beyond the body. Much can be explored within these globular walls, while there’s something rather romantic lingering throughout as well. Perhaps it is the mystification of what is known and unknown, or maybe it’s the betwixt and between of the busy LA boulevards below and the wondrous soft-hued heavens above.
Likewise, Griffith is ideal for a detoxing morning sprint or picturesque picnic lounged upon the grassy lawn. Here the air is full with universal energy that peaks her curiosity towards the cosmos, but more importantly, reminds her to savour it’s magic and mysteries.