The Batman Exhibit – Downtown Los Angeles

by Tony on December 4, 2012

So there I am, walking around Gotham, er, I mean LA, and I look up, and what do I see by the Ritz-Carlton?  A searchlight, but is that any ordinary searchlight?  Oh no, that’s clearly a Bat-Signal.  You can’t really see it in the pics, but oh, that’s a Bat-Signal alright.  I have been trained since pretty much birth to recognize this.  You know you’d notice it, too.  So, I did what any of you would do.

I chased it.

That’s right, you find where it’s coming from and you might get to see Batman.  There’re hardly ever any villains at the Bat-signal, either.  This is prime opportunity to fanboy.

So I head down towards the Ritz-Carlton, and notice it seems to be coming from near the Staples Center.  I head down in front of L.A. Live, where the Christmas festivities are going on, and now I have it narrowed.  It appears to be coming from the top of the parking structure.  With about 100 cops walking around, I wonder what is going on so important that they need Batman.  We head back to the parking structure and hit the elevators.  There, I see a tent.

The Dark Knight Legend Exhibit.  Jackpot!

Admission is free, so we walked on inside the mini-dome that overlooks the Staples Center, and there we have it.  Bat-stuff galore.  Hundreds of artists’ renditions, paintings, even a Lego Catwoman!  Only then do I notice the movie props.  So many props, costumes and cars.  Cars!  I immediately think “there are some Tumblers in here!”  Exciting, to say the least.

I apologize for the quality of my pictures, my next major purchase will be an awesome camera just in case I come across the Batmobiles again.

So, without further adieu, here are some pictures of my rainbow chasing and the eventual pot of gold that I found at the end.  This goes on with free admission through December 14th, so get on out here and head down to L.A. Live to take a walk through some Bat-stuff!



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Dan Kough December 4, 2012 at 16:08

Here’s a link to a fantastic video of the exhibit, if you want to post on your blog, that would be great!

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