What? No! With a camera! Jeez, don’t jump to conclusions. There’s a post over on photoblogs.org that has the skinny on how to get some great shots of this classic LA landmark before it’s turned into a big pile of dust sometime in the near future.
The Ambassador Hotel is probably my favorite location to shoot in Los Angeles. And, as I’m sure many of you know, it is about to be demolished. After a “final tour” yesterday, the property is officially locked down and the first phase begins next week. While lawsuits are holding back demo work, they are moving forward with changes that will forever change this unique landscape.
To that end, I wanted to let area photobloggers know that now’s the time if you’ve wanted to shoot the Ambassador. This is truly a one-of-a-kind location; the main building is massive with two wings and scores of bungalows scattered across the grounds. It’s been closed since 1989 and the lack of attention makes it a fascinating study. And they’ve already cleared out most of the trees and bushes, creating a bunch of previously unavailable lines of sight.
The post goes on to detail specific locations were you can avoid obstructions (and security guards) so if you are the photographic type, check it out and go get some pictures while you still have a chance.