Shopping Babylon.

Shopping Babylon: View of Hollywood Sign

Field review by the editors.

Los Angeles, California

The Hollywood and Highland Shopping Center opened in late 2001. A grand stairway leads from Hollywood Boulevard up to an outdoor "Babylon Court" -- a replica of the iconic Babylon set from the 1916 D.W. Griffith film Intolerance.

Movie buffs will immediately recognize the towering elephant statue and exotic gate from the film. What they may not realize is that the gate has been oddly angled so that it perfectly frames -- smog permitting -- the Hollywood Sign on the distant Hollywood hills.

According to a 2015 article in the Paris Review, the idea for re-building the Babylon set originally came from science fiction author Ray Bradbury, who was very pleased with the result.

Shopping Babylon: View of Hollywood Sign

Hollywood and Highland Shopping Center

Address:
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Directions:
Hollywood and Highland Shopping Center. On the northwest corner of Hollywood Blvd and Highland Ave.
Admission:
Free
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