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The temperature was rising and the hills were burning, but a good hundred people showed up to the Old Bank District to see the downtown sites from the 500 Days of Summer movie.

I’ve lived in downtown for over a year now, and worked in and frequented the area for almost all of my life, but yesterday was the first time I’ve actually visited some of these places. So embarrassing. But that’s the nice thing about the LA Conservancy tours, the organization behind this walking tour – you’re up close and personal with all the sites that you pass by daily, with some tidbits of info to boot.

EDIT 9/01/09: Added more photos of faces from the tour – if you want to check out these sites for yourself, LA Conservancy has posted aguide.

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Key assistant location manager for the movie Marty Cummins was our tour guide – here he is pointing out the gate to Tom’s apartment

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The Continental Building, L.A.’s first skyscraper, was Tom’s favorite building

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Inside the Bradbury, where Tom has his interview

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A deleted scene where Tom & Summer buy fruit was shot in the Grand Central Market

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And last but not least, Angel’s Knoll, where you can find Tom’s bench, and Angels Flight