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La Brea Tar Pits At Hancock Park

FROM BEVERLY HILLS AND Rodeo Drive...next we stopped at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum along Wilshire Boulevard.  No, I didn't go in to the museum....we just walked around the park and I was being "educated" throughout the walk....
At the entrance of Tar Pits....

This lake is actually a pit left over from the asphalt mining operations in the late 1800s.  Since then, this pit has been collecting rain and groundwater thus creating a lake.  There are still bubbles, sheen and stink that come from a deep underground oilfiield.... Animals were stuck inside during the ancient days...
These elephants were stuck during that time... Poor thing...

The fossils are discovered buried at the tar pit.... 

Leading to the museum...
We didn't go in... Too educational for us.... Hahaha...
Take a picture will do.....
See anything interesting here?  Good to get a tan though...

Thank goodness the weather was very cooling.....
The oil fileld... Still productive at certain parts in the park....
The yellow cones are the ones with oil....
Even the streets have a strong tar smell... Alright, this is history...
One for the album before we left Santa Monica to go home....

Comments

  1. They love doing that when there is bright sunshine...or they would just go and sit in the lawn. Lovely open space there, very nice.

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  2. So sad to read that animals stuck in the lake. :(

    Lovely photos.

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  3. interesting place!! and nice that you can have so much to see even without having to pay to go into the museum.. :)

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  4. wah so long ago still hv oil. so there still hv the smell? pening or not?

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  5. What a pity you were not interested to visit museums!
    I would always spend hours inside the Science or History museums in overseas.
    Maybe I am the nerdy type! Muahahaha

    Selamat Hari Raya Holidays to you over there!

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  6. This is very interesting. I didn't know about the tar pits until now hah..hah...

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  7. Looks like a nice and interesting place to visit. Over here the weather is still very hot!

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