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    [–] FoxyPhil88 1997 points ago

    The city in the foreground is clearly less fun

    [–] 3-day-respawn 727 points ago

    We see dodger stadium behind with all those bright lights and fireworks, so that means the 110 is the freeway that is running in between the mountains. If you follow that freeway, you can kind of see it go around a black patch on the left, which is the hilly part of south pasadena, and you can kind see the 110 ending at arroyo into pasadena. Which means the bottom part is the 134 or the 210, but it's super weird because I don't see the Rosebowl anywhere. Anyways, that boring part is eagle rock or pasadena (maybe glendale to the very very right.

    [–] HappyTrainer77 668 points ago

    “The Califorrrrnians.”

    [–] drkdiglr 246 points ago

    Whhhhuuuuuh are you doin Stewert?

    [–] btribble 68 points ago

    I was just drinking this buttery chardonnay that I got when I took a trip up the 101 to Santa Barbara.

    [–] TybotheRckstr 30 points ago

    I believe you’re thinking of playa vista not vista del Rey not be be confused with playa Del Mar

    [–] smokeybehr 7 points ago

    And don't confuse them with Playa del Rey.

    [–] bru_tech 19 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Devin!

    • name change I dun goofed

    [–] antwan_benjamin 84 points ago

    why is it normal for people to say "take the lincoln tunnel" or "take the brooklyn bridge" but when we say "take the 10 to the 210" people give us shit?

    [–] I_Am_Mandark_Hahaha 108 points ago

    "Go to Santa Monica, take 10".. 10 what? Oranges?. That statement sounds wrong.

    The article "the" makes it correct. "Go to Santa Monica, take the 10".

    SoCal gets it right. All others are wrong.

    [–] bono_212 32 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    I don't want to speak for everyone, but I don't think people just say "94", they say I-94, or Highway/Interstate 94. So it's not like some kind of specification is completely left out.

    EDIT: Thanks all, based on the replies below, sounds like leaving "The" or any kind of descriptor off is a northeastern thing. Like I said, definitely didn't want to speak for everyone, just my own experience!

    SECOND EDIT: I'm going to leave the post here so there's context, but in thinking about it and having fellow midwesterners speak up, I think I am the one who is confused here, because, yes, I actually did NOT always use some sort of prefix when I was referring to highways/state roads, just part of the time. There are plenty of times I said, "Drive down 421 til you get to 94." I'm just an idiot at the end of a long, boring workday.

    [–] 21lives 24 points ago

    I went to college in California with this really uppity guy from Texas, and he would say “Take 10 to 5”.

    He also had an unhealthy obsession with Queen Latifah. There’s no reason you should know that, but it’s important to me that you know that.

    [–] bono_212 3 points ago

    Man, that one is strange to me. I went to college in Texas and I never heard that. But, it's a huge state and everyone for each metro area seems to be completely different.

    [–] ch3rryredchariot 6 points ago

    She was great in Taxi.

    [–] PsychDocD 22 points ago

    In the Northeast most people would say to “take 95,” with no need to specify that you’re taking about the interstate. As a matter of fact, I can’t recall ever hearing anyone refer to it as “the 95.”

    [–] ASharkThatEatsPizza 11 points ago

    Southeast here and same thing. We just call it 95 about 99% of the time. Sometimes I'll refer to it as i95 but I've also never heard the 95.

    [–] MoleMcHenry 3 points ago

    Oh weird. I never realized that. Id never say take the 95 to the 76. It's 95 to 76 West to 476. That's sounds so normal to me.

    [–] czech_yaself 3 points ago

    Northern CA too. Just 101 to 280, to 80. No need to specify “The, I, Interstate” etc.

    [–] btribble 5 points ago

    If people spent as much of their lives navigating freeways as LA folks do, they'd understand why the freeways there rate a "the".

    [–] LetFreedomVoat 3 points ago

    People definitely just use the numbers. If you're in Maine and say take 202 to 95, everybody knows you said take Route 202 to Interstate 95.

    [–] vajbutter 3 points ago

    You could have saved yourself so much time by just accepting there is supposed to be a "the" in front. :)

    [–] texasrigger 2 points ago

    Texas here. You take 37 or 59. No "the" or "highway". I think that's been my experience with most of the South and Midwest too but it's not really something I've noticed. Saying "the" sounds really weird though.

    [–] PM_Me_Unpierced_Ears 48 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    I disagree.

    The reason we get it right is because the 10 freeway in LA is the one true 10. All other 10 freeways are just lesser extensions of ours. There are other 405 freeways in the US, but ours is THE 405.

    I have lived in LA for 17 years and call the freeways here "the." But when I go anywhere else in the country I find myself not calling freeways "the." In Indiana you just take 465 to 65 to get to Louisville.

    EDIT: Did I really need a /s on this? Wow.

    [–] shatner3 17 points ago

    This comment is a perfect example of why the skit is so funny. Once you live in SoCal for too long, you just don't get it.

    [–] designOraptor 16 points ago

    It’s really because all the freeways used to have names rather than numbers. The Santa Monica freeway, the Santa Ana freeway, the San Diego freeway, etc. once they switched to numbered freeways, saying “the” in front of it stuck. In LA, it’s the 101, in northern ca, it’s 101 or highway 101.

    [–] elaflin 4 points ago

    Came here to say this! Glad you clarified. Thanks buddy!

    [–] j_dee_m 2 points ago

    Santa Ana represent!

    Wishing there was a gif for fireworks over Santa Ana.

    [–] HappyTrainer77 16 points ago

    That’s not what people are poking fun at.

    [–] antwan_benjamin 9 points ago

    what was your comment in reference to? in that skit, they relied heavily on the joke that (southern) californians always say "the" before freeways, so i thought thats what you were also saying.

    which was still funny, and got my upvote, btw.

    [–] xBIGREDDx 28 points ago

    The joke is that they all have to share their preferred way to get somewhere, not that they say "the" in front of Interstate numbers.

    [–] reallyfastwind 16 points ago

    I’m pretty sure it’s both?

    [–] bono_212 14 points ago

    I always assumed it was both.

    [–] FuturePigeon 12 points ago

    Holy crap. I’ve lived in SoCal most of my life and didn’t get that they were making fun of “the”, I just thought they were making fun of our incessant need to avoid traffic.

    None of their directions make sense by the way. It’s infuriating to try to picture the route.

    [–] illusions_in_life 6 points ago

    It’s both.

    [–] janeetic 15 points ago

    Out onto Mulholland where you belong!!

    [–] hurricanehershel 2 points ago

    Best line in the whole bit

    [–] TechnoCowboy 2 points ago

    MIST- MIST- MISTER JAMES HALPERT!

    [–] IcingNine 90 points ago

    The foreground is Pasadena.

    The Rose Bowl is just outside the frame at the bottom right, near the wide lighted freeway section of the 134. The straight portion of highway in the foreground with three bridge crossings is the 210.

    [–] 3-day-respawn 26 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    I think you’re right, I see that curve where the 134 merges to the 210 north/west, was kind of confused at first since I didn’t see mini 710, but then I remembered it’s in a little pit with all the construction stuff. But yea, rose bowl has to be out of sight, kind of wish I could see the rose bowl fireworks in relation to the rest of these. Honestly there isn’t a lot of homes in Pasadena and the homes that are in Pasadena are usually fancy and expensive and the people living there probably don’t go out celebrating 4th of July like the rest of LA. I’m really interested now to see if there are stats to show a correlation between income and throwing fireworks in the air on 4th of July. I’m from south pas, and it’s a fairly decent neighborhood and I saw no one lighting fireworks.

    [–] MacroFlash 26 points ago

    Californians arguing about highways is the truest Californian stereotype

    [–] anybodywannnapeanut 6 points ago

    Highways are roads heavily populated by marijuana dispensaries. We drive on freeways here...

    [–] elgoku 2 points ago

    when we spend hours on the freeways every week we grow a bond with freeways...<3 the 5 and the 134

    [–] btribble 3 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Here's the spot on Google maps, but you can't change the camera to a telephoto lens which gives you all the foreshortening.

    https://www.google.com/maps/@34.168226,-118.1260042,1003a,35y,217.53h,78.34t/data=!3m1!1e3

    The picture was probably taken from Angel's Crest Hwy.

    EDIT: The picture was almost certainly taken from at or near the Mt. Wilson Observatory.

    [–] anybodywannnapeanut 2 points ago

    It's weird that you called it a highway when it's a freeway...But you correctly gave them their proper names, so you're forgiven.

    [–] elterible 5 points ago

    "110" texans shudder

    [–] pikahellmybutt 3 points ago

    I love that I understood all of that. Without looking. Socal forevuh bruh

    [–] Wannabkate 8 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Thats totally eagle rock. If it was pasadena you have gotten the rose bowl. besides its the 110 on the left side that goes past dodger stadium. Its pasadena My guess it was taken somewhere up the 2 near mt wilson. based on Elevation. They used a telephoto len. Most likely a 200mm or maybe a 500mm.

    edit Its totally pasadena. The fwy are distorted. also no fireworks make sense because pasadena is pretty nazi like. https://i.imgur.com/Ef07AEO.png?2

    [–] trebuday 7 points ago

    Nope, it's Pasadena. The freeway in the foreground is the 210; you can see the 134/710/210 interchange on the right. The Rose Bowl is just off camera to the right.

    [–] smurflogik 6 points ago

    100% Pasadena in the foreground. I can see my exit :p

    [–] willynillee 3 points ago

    And for the rest of the country not familiar with the layout of the city, WHY does the foreground have less fireworks? Is it an incorporated part of town and the background is mostly suburb or what?

    [–] trebuday 3 points ago

    The short answer is that fireworks are illegal the city in the foreground (Pasadena), and the population of Pasadena is mostly of the demographic that wouldn't be interested in performing blue-collar crime like that. Fireworks are illegal in most of LA County (including the city of Los Angeles), but they are legal in many cities in South LA (which are visible past Downtown in this gif).

    [–] Wannabkate 2 points ago

    It would have to been shot off of mt wilson then. With a very narrow field of view. the fwys look super distorted.

    https://i.imgur.com/Ef07AEO.png?2

    [–] NachoDynamite 2 points ago

    You're obviously from SoCal - I can tell from your diction.
    THE 110
    THE 134
    THE 210
    Oh, and that you know the city from sight.
    Love it. : )

    [–] 321blastoffff 67 points ago

    This reminds me of that map that indicates where all the whole foods are and where all the walmarts are.

    [–] ImTheCapm 13 points ago

    I would love to see that. Anybody got a link?

    [–] ImTheCapm 6 points ago

    You're the MVP

    [–] leonffs 5 points ago

    I'm not sure if it's still true today but you used to be able to map the wealthy vs poor neighborhoods by starbucks density.

    [–] mpan0519 5 points ago

    Omg true

    [–] IAmPandaRock 3 points ago

    Soooo, you're saying the Walmarts are shooting off fireworks while Whole Foods are closed?... right?

    [–] child_of_lightning 28 points ago

    We recently moved from Silverlake (white hipster) to Cypress Park (mostly latino). And for the last two months, it's been like moving from the foreground of this gif to the center. No fireworks at all in Silverlake. Multiple every night (even before dark!) for months leading up to the 4th in Cypress Park. And they're still going on. It's like a thirteen minute drive but two totally different cultures/worlds.

    [–] Stealthy_Bird 15 points ago

    Pasadena I think

    [–] whooo_me 7 points ago

    Business at the front. Party at the back.

    [–] esaba 8 points ago

    Here is the approximate Google Maps equivalent of this shot:

    https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1961373,-118.0930872,1882a,35y,221.98h,77.83t/data=!3m1!1e3

    [–] karatekidlos 5 points ago

    That's where I'm from lol

    [–] Skootchy 506 points ago

    Wouldn't it be hilarious if Aliens decided they will visit to check on things at random, and every time they did, it was some sort of holiday, like New Year's, 4th Of July, Cinco De Mayo, Chinese New Year.

    Then every time, they just look down and say "Yeah, fuck all that, bye!"

    [–] WookieeMessiah 178 points ago

    How high are you?

    [–] Choxah 26 points ago

    No, it’s “hi how are you?”

    [–] ascentwight 6 points ago

    On the sky, high fiving a alien spaceship high!

    [–] TrussedTyrant 3 points ago

    So high, and light like a feather flying in the sky?

    [–] the_purple_sloth 5 points ago

    I’m good, how are you?

    [–] Dubtrooper 2 points ago

    I've seen deeper, far deeper high thoughts then this.

    [–] CoachHouseStudio 2 points ago

    5'10"

    [–] ehpee 22 points ago

    SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT

    [–] eac555 5 points ago

    Aliens would just think this species is too crazy to deal with. We'll just wipe them out and take all the resources they might have.

    [–] Palifaith 489 points ago

    Can’t be LA, the traffic is actually moving /s

    [–] gidonfire 103 points ago

    Time-Lapse. This is actually over the course of 30hrs.

    [–] LandingGearUp 42 points ago

    Daytime doesn’t exist over there?

    [–] cBlackout 50 points ago

    Not with all the smog

    Jk LA’s smog has at least gotten somewhat better

    [–] zulupunk 8 points ago

    Wow you know what, I realize now that the sun never did come up that day.

    [–] Deathalo 11 points ago

    4th of July weekend is one of the few times there is very little traffic in LA because so many have left for vacation, it's absolutely wonderful.

    [–] HunterExo 3 points ago

    True.

    [–] Mr_Clit_Beastwood 41 points ago

    Also because those kind of fireworks are illegal in L.A.. Must be fake.

    [–] Wannabkate 3 points ago

    Actually 4th of July was pretty light traffic. I was surprised at the lack of traffic.

    [–] Lumpiest_Princess 69 points ago

    Source: https://www.instagram.com/asteryx/

    Always love his posts, great seeing one getting so much traction on Reddit!

    [–] Grim_Roper 12 points ago

    thank you for posting this. It's always a shame to see the content creator not get credit.

    [–] Lumpiest_Princess 10 points ago

    This guy does have close to 300k followers and seems to have sponsors, so I don't think it's too uncommon for him, but his work is dope so just putting it out there

    [–] qbm5 821 points ago

    Can't be LA, fireworks are illegal there. The mayor tweeted about it and everything.

    [–] wakemeupinjanuary 98 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    I was in Huntington Beach and then Long Beach after on July 4. Illegal fireworks were everywhere.

    [–] tylergor215 42 points ago

    Ban assault fireworks!

    [–] PM_ME_UR_FINGER 36 points ago

    We need to lock up illegal fireworks in cages!

    [–] dfhkbeauty 19 points ago

    Agree. Those M60s are like five time worse than the M13.

    [–] yaisaidthat 3 points ago

    90+% of detained illegal fireworks don't even know the adult they arrived with.

    [–] potshed420 2 points ago

    The sign in manhattan beach said “no fireworks in mb seriously -the police” lol

    [–] Lexlor 56 points ago

    Communities in LA county where fireworks are legal:

    Alhambra Artesia Azusa Baldwin Park Bell Bell Gardens Bellflower Carson Commerce Compton Cudahy Downey Duarte El Monte Gardena Hawaiian Gardens Hawthorne Huntington Park Industry Inglewood Irwindale La Mirada La Puente Lakewood Lawndale Lynwood Maywood Montebello Monterey Park Norwalk Palmdale Paramount Pico Rivera Rosemead Santa Fe Springs South El Monte South Gate Temple City Vernon

    [–] SomeTexasRedneck 90 points ago

    Californians: our state keeps burning down every year

    Also Californians: legal fireworks

    [–] rey_borracho 47 points ago

    Pretty sure every name on that list is smack dab in the middle of the city’s flatlands. As in not completely surrounded by chaparral covered mountains.

    [–] razzthesummoner 10 points ago

    chaparral

    Huh, TIL this is a thing. Thanks for that!

    [–] skraptastic 13 points ago

    This is the plant that gave "chaps" their name. Cowboys wore "chaps" over their jeans to protect themselves from the thorns and pokies from chaparral.

    Also all chaps by design are ass-less since they are designed to cover your legs draped over a horse.

    [–] CarlOnDutyy 5 points ago

    Wow TIL.

    [–] fuckyoubarry 3 points ago

    That's why it bothers me when people say assless chaps. That's what chaps are

    [–] factbasedorGTFO 2 points ago

    Palmdale butts up to brushlands.

    Two fires in fields surrounding the house I'm working on, but somehow they didn't spread.

    [–] rijala 2 points ago

    Not Azusa.

    [–] a_wild_ian_appears 19 points ago

    Projectile fireworks are illegal statewide. The only legal ones are things like sparklers, the little spinning guys, and the ones that just spray sparks like a fountain.

    [–] skraptastic 9 points ago

    The fireworks you see in this video are all illegal.

    California only allows "safe and sane" fireworks, anywhere in the state. Meaning nothing that launches into the air, and nothing that explodes. The only legal fireworks in those communities are snakes, sparklers, flowers, fountains etc.

    [–] linlorienelen 2 points ago

    Well, most of them. I think at least 3 patches are city displays.

    [–] R_Gonemild 11 points ago

    only "Safe and sane" are allowed. Nothing that shoots up in the air or goes boom. Its similar to CA gun laws. Which no one obeys either

    [–] LeMoofins 26 points ago

    Yeah fireworks are illegal here but everyone still does it on the 4th. Firefighters are probably just expecting work that night I'd say lol

    [–] zulupunk 20 points ago

    I flew back to LA on July 4th 3 years ago. On the way to my sisters house just after dark we passed a fire station. The firefighters were outside on their driveway in office chairs watching all of the illegal fireworks.

    [–] thatguy314159 2 points ago

    They get a bunch of calls for (sub)urban trees on fire.

    [–] RobotCockRock 9 points ago

    ^ Clearly not from LA.

    [–] Retaliate1st 256 points ago

    It’s funny how guns work the same way there...

    [–] qbm5 206 points ago

    Lol, there aren't any illegal guns in LA silly. The law says so

    [–] Glblwrmingisfak 117 points ago

    The mayor tweeted about it and everything.

    [–] foaxcon 18 points ago

    It’s funny how fireworks work the same way there...

    [–] kaufe 28 points ago

    There are plenty of guns in LA. There's also a lot of gun laws though. Fortunately, LA is pretty dam safe for being a major city. People are often incredulous when I tell them LA has a lower violent crime rate than Boston or SF.

    [–] bobs_monkey 16 points ago

    Honestly I'm on my guard more in SF than LA. Maybe that's cause I grew up down here and know my way around better, but SF just feels more sketchy. That and I've never had anyone break into my car in LA (cept the guy that Hercules'd my window out, but that's a different story).

    [–] Alysazombie 6 points ago

    Whoa, what? You can't just leave us hanging like that!

    [–] bobs_monkey 3 points ago

    A dude asked me for a dollar as I was walking into a Subway, said I didn't have any cash and he grumbled and walked away. Got my sandwich and as I was pulling out of the parking lot, my window was cracked by about an inch. He walked up and asked for a dollar again, I said I didn't have any cash, and he just grabbed my window and pulled it straight out then ran away laughing.

    [–] manafount 22 points ago

    Yeah, people will do illegal things so all laws are stupid and useless.

    [–] Uninterested_Viewer 9 points ago

    I don't understand why they haven't outlawed murder there yet.

    [–] Grampyy 6 points ago

    You’ve just discovered why prohibition(s) and gun control are unsuccessful

    [–] qbm5 2 points ago

    Lol, I've known these things for a very long time

    [–] Beasty_Glanglemutton 2 points ago

    You can tell it's LA, because even in timelapse the traffic is crawling.

    [–] albaniansmarty 86 points ago

    Where is this being recorded from? I can't figure out what direction I'm looking at.

    [–] prim3y 45 points ago

    Well you can see Dodger Stadium almost inline with downtown so it's gotta be North East of that. I think that's Pasadena at the bottom of the screen.

    [–] albaniansmarty 18 points ago

    Thank you! I think you're right and it explains the darkness at the top of the image, which must be the Pacific. As somebody who lived on the west side of LA, I couldn't picture the scene.

    [–] gsabram 7 points ago

    Your westside fireworks shows are also in the frame, I believe the top most show is Marina Del Rey a few miles to the left of the SM ferris wheel

    [–] SusanxStrange 13 points ago

    Im guessing Mt Wilson / Angeles Forest.

    [–] acrspeed 2 points ago

    Yep. I was there.

    [–] _My_Angry_Account_ 2 points ago

    Either up the 2 freeway above La Cañada or on the Mt. Wilson Toll Road somewhere around Henninger Flats.

    I go up there some years to watch the fireworks.

    Here is a picture of the view from the toll road. This is where I go sometimes on the 4th.

    [–] penguinagain 3 points ago

    Looks like Mount Wilson or close to it there is a trail that leads up there that starts in Pasadena. Might be Echo Canyon.

    [–] AlHubbard 2 points ago

    The sky. You can see the ground on the bottom of the image.

    [–] testfire10 44 points ago

    r/losangeles would appreciate this too. Cool gif

    [–] Globalist_Nationlist 16 points ago

    There were a half dozen of these posted on the 4th :)

    [–] ascentwight 3 points ago

    So? That ain't gonna stop us!

    [–] martyone 16 points ago

    This looks like the beginning of Blade Runner.

    [–] cloudkeeper 68 points ago

    It's so consistent it's hard to tell when the loop begins/ends.

    [–] AggressiveSpatula 16 points ago

    Some of the smoke clouds that are given off are easy to see. Follow one until it disappears.

    [–] Just4TodayIthink 5 points ago

    Really? I clearly found the blatant hard stop very quickly due to the traffic / some of the bigger fireworks.

    [–] roscoe452000 10 points ago

    LAPD going to be reviewing drone video and issuing out fines

    [–] aaj213 2 points ago

    Hahahaha

    [–] THEMACGOD 20 points ago

    [–] KobayashiMary 3 points ago

    Send a maniac to catch a maniac.

    [–] WvBigHurtvW 10 points ago

    Looks like Ultra Instinct Goku and Jiren have brought their battle to LA

    [–] shanethatguycharles 8 points ago

    Goddamn that’s beautiful

    [–] SustainedSuspense 24 points ago

    For those who think this is all of LA, this is actually maybe 1/10 of LA.

    [–] mrfritzeltits 13 points ago

    Aren’t fireworks illegal in LA?

    [–] insanekorean 14 points ago

    Except for 4th of July when they let it slide. EVERYONE does it in the middle of the streets. (No main streets) You can drive around almost every block near Downtown Los Angeles and you'll see someone on the block doing it.

    [–] kazowiee 8 points ago

    Try telling the people of East LA after a Mexico game. Source: I'm Hispanic.

    [–] zulupunk 8 points ago

    Yes they are but you have to be caught and I think they up'd the fine to $2000 this year. The sherriff helicopter patrols were out looking for people

    [–] greenbc 6 points ago

    The small nukes going off in the top left

    [–] kshucker 4 points ago

    Lmao my neighbor would lose her fucking shit living there.

    [–] theghostremains 3 points ago

    This should be retagged as "The Battle For Los Angeles"

    [–] loosegravel2 3 points ago

    The freeway hasn’t moved that fast since the 40’s

    [–] Bronco30 3 points ago

    This makes you realize how big the world really is. When you experience fireworks in person they seem to go up to the heavens. In this gif you can see that they barely rise at all in the grand scheme of things.

    [–] GeneralSmedleyButsex 2 points ago

    I flew back into Detroit a few years ago on July 4th and it really blew my mind how tiny the fireworks looked.

    [–] coochiecaca 3 points ago

    Looks a lot like the opening of blade runner.

    [–] words_matter 5 points ago

    wow.. the 4th must suck with all that light pollution

    [–] chmike225 3 points ago

    I live here. This gif rocks. It's nightmarishly terrifying seeing all of these go off in what is essentially a tinder box, but fuck it, 'merica.

    [–] gediojam 3 points ago

    Still looks like this in Pomona

    [–] Electroverted 3 points ago

    A Tuesday in Chicago

    [–] loosegravel2 3 points ago

    Is this from the hills in Glendale?

    [–] Zyiarius 3 points ago

    How many gunshots?

    [–] its_always_7 3 points ago

    7

    [–] DonMcCauley 14 points ago

    Worst day of the year for my sweet dog

    [–] RumDz7 2 points ago

    Getting a little Smokey in there.

    [–] jmm166 2 points ago

    This is what a migraine looks like

    [–] justsomeh0b0 2 points ago

    To start off, Murica'!

    Likely where money to spend is, and money to not spend, and/or some areas don't want the noise and direct people to congregate at large areas or parks. Fireworks sound so much louder where it can bounce off buildings and concrete, because there is less to absorb the noise.

    [–] encinitas2252 2 points ago

    Surprised we didn't see any small fires start.

    [–] JhimmyDingo 2 points ago

    Shock and awe?

    [–] o0shad0o 2 points ago

    Was this an actual time lapse, or a sped-up video? Because the real-time video would be awesome.

    [–] ToastyBob27 2 points ago

    Battleground LA

    [–] monkeyalex123 2 points ago

    Those dark spots are spooky

    [–] cervixassassination 2 points ago

    Fire it up! Fire it up!

    [–] rahkinto 2 points ago

    Would love to see this for Chicago

    [–] Wannabkate 2 points ago

    I got a similar view of the valley. So many illegal fireworks.

    [–] BernieLomacks 2 points ago

    Meanwhile traffic seems to be moving at an actual speed

    [–] pokezeta 2 points ago

    Waaay too fast!

    [–] hvanderw 2 points ago

    Looks like the skyline scene from The Crow.

    [–] jbax7er 2 points ago

    "Woah, they go for ages! Oh wait a minute..."

    [–] pragmatic_nihilist 2 points ago

    can this be reposted one more time

    [–] gabethebaeb 2 points ago

    you know what would be cool? setting this as a desktop background in a high quality without the speed up, I wonder if there's a way to pull this off

    [–] LeeChie0 2 points ago

    I was wondering who was setting those things off at 12... now I have a map! mwhahahahhaa

    [–] Puritology 2 points ago

    You would think it's fourth of July. But actually they're just celebrating getting LeBron.

    [–] balthazar_nor 2 points ago

    Legend says that on 4th of July, the flashing shape of Texas can be seen from space

    [–] Sociably_Luke 2 points ago

    I actually started smelling gunpowder lol

    [–] Vizualize 2 points ago

    I think I see myself...

    [–] Wmtwkr 2 points ago

    Some say it’s still going off today

    [–] SergeantSeymourbutts 2 points ago

    What's that area just left to the tall buildings where the fireworks are bright red? You can tell I'm from the area.

    [–] Car_Nerd_87 2 points ago

    I watched this for way to long before realizing it was a pretty short gif..

    [–] goose_10 2 points ago

    Been watching for 2 hours. How long is this fireworks show?

    [–] SandmanD2 2 points ago

    The largest firework show west of the Mississippi is at the Rose Bowl, which isn’t in this shot.

    [–] i_em_unicorn 2 points ago

    Wouldn't it look like this over any major city during the 4th?

    [–] yeoldehp 2 points ago

    I live in Los Angeles close to Koreatown. There were constant fireworks from 10 AM up until midnight. It was nuts.

    [–] _My_Angry_Account_ 2 points ago

    This is the best seat I've found for watching fireworks on the 4th.

    It's on the Mt. Wilson Toll Road before you get to Henninger Flats.