Photo by Martin Cox
From the hills of Echo Park and Montecito Heights and parking lots of Dodger Stadium, residents aimed their cameras and mobile phones skyward early this afternoon to capture shots of Endeavour as the space shuttle took a piggy back ride on a jumbo jet across Los Angeles this afternoon before landing at LAX. Photographer Martin Cox of Echo Park captured the shot above of Endeavour and its entourage with the former Queen of Angels Hospital in the foreground. Meanwhile, in Montecito Heights, Martha Benedict photographed the shuttle flying low over Flat Top hill. At Dodger Stadium, baseball fans who had lined up to buy tickets were joined by Endeavour watchers, including Stephen Stickler of Angeleno Heights, who snapped the photo below as the shuttle swung by the ballpark.
The shuttle caused quite a stir at Elysian Heights Elementary. “All the Elysian Heights students were going crazy when they saw it pass thru during their lunch recesses,” said Emmanuel Emak Gutierrez on The Eastsider Facebook page.
Photo by Stephen Stickler
In Highland Park, Patch reporter David Fonseca tweeted:
I just saw the shuttle fly over my office on York Boulevard in Highland Park! I AM SO HAPPY!!!
The shuttle does Hollywood. Photo taken by Merrick Morton from Echo Park.
Click below for more shuttle shots from Elysian Park, Montecito Heights and Silver Lake.
Martha Benedict of Montecito Heights took this close up as Endeavour flew over Flat Top hill near Lincoln Heights. “It banked right over us on Flat Top!”
Silver Lake blogger Diane Edwardson snapped the photo of the shuttle from Corralitas Drive looking north to Glassell Park and Mt. Washington.
Bobby Laurie photographed Endeavour from Park Drive as the shuttle flew north of Elysian Park.
A fighter jet escorts Endeavor on its jumbo-jet piggy back ride in this photo by William Etling taken from near Baxter Street in Elysian Heights.
Hussein Katz took photos from an Angeleno Heights balcony as Endeavour appeared to fly over rooftops.
Clay Bush was in Lincoln Heights when he took a photo of Endeavour flying around downtown.
Montecito Heights residents gather on Flat Top hill to watch Endeavour in this photo by Judy Knapton.