When my friend was in town I had the pleasure of playing host. We go way back to our college days and we have made a habit out of hanging out at least once or twice a year. You see, she lives in Tokyo and I live in Los Angeles. But as life happens we didn’t get the opportunity to see each other for about two years. In fact, I haven’t seen my friends from Japan in person for almost that long as well. So when she finally had the chance to visit me on my side of the ocean, I made sure to clear my schedule and just have some fun with my good friend. And because she hadn’t been to L.A. in that time we went through the tourist gauntlet. Not necessarily because she wanted to do the tourist thing, but because she missed the city and wanted to enjoy some of her old stomping grounds. One of those places was Hollywood Blvd. Specifically the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. This is one building that has been standing since long before my time, and aside from the people and various ads draped on the surrounding buildings, this sight hasn’t changed much since its birth. We positioned ourselves across the street to get a shot of the theatre and I couldn’t help but think about how impressive it was that the folks that have been in charge of this building have kept true to its history and haven’t made and significant changes from what I can see. And despite how crowded it is with vendors and costumed heroes these days it’s nice to see that some things will never change. At least not for now. And hopefully this classic building will remain so for many years to come.