Once one of Hollywood’s legendary hangouts, The Knickerbocker still stands even though its days as a hotel and bar have ended. I think of this place whenever I watch the Coen Brothers’ excellent (albeit slightly surreal) Barton Fink.
Santa Monica Pier, looking northwest.
AstroOrbitor at Disneyland, Anaheim
A deserted company street at Fort Ord, California. Once the thriving home of the U.S. 7th Infantry Division, the base was a victim of post-Cold War draw-downs that were part of the demilitarization of California.