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2012's 15 Most Photographed Places in Greater Los Angeles

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Location managers love a film set in flux, apparently--several of LA's most popular shooting locations for 2012 were newly-reopened, set to close soon, or awaiting a big building project. (Furthermore, eight of the sites are publicly-owned.) The LA Times has compiled the list:

1. Griffith Park (its Bird Sanctuary area, part of which just reopened for the first time since the 2007 Griffith Park fire, saw the most filming days)
2. Point Dume State Beach in Malibu (its first time in the top 10 in the three years since the list has been going)
3. Dockweiler State Beach in Playa del Rey
4. Linda Vista Community Hospital, which is A) spooky as hell and B) getting a big redevelopment
5. The Sixth Street Bridge, which is set to be knocked down (it has concrete cancer) and replaced with a swoopy HNTB design

6. Elysian Park
7. Venice Beach
8. Will Rogers State Beach in Pacific Palisades
9. Herald-Examiner Building, which has been waiting and waiting on a redevelopment
10. LA County and USC Medical Center

On a related and much more grainy note, photo-sharing app Instagram has released its top 10 photo locations for 2012 and a full half were in Southern California:

-- Disneyland
-- LAX
-- Dodger Stadium
-- Staples Center
-- Santa Monica Pier [Sixth Street Bridge via Mark Luethi / Curbed LA flickr pool]
· Griffith Park was the most popular film location again in 2012 [LAT]
· 2012's Most Popular Locations on Instagram [Instagram blog]