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Soar Over City Hall, Union Station, The Santa Monica Pier, And More In This Captivating Drone Video

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It's not like we're facing a shortage of drone videos. But this latest one by the a filmmaker who goes by the name Mingomatic on YouTube really stands out as it might be the most L.A.-centric one we've seen in a long while.

We get all the hits: the Walt Disney Concert Hall, City Hall, Union Station, and the Santa Monica Pier with its giant Ferris wheel. And while Pershing Square isn't always lauded for its 90's-minded design, a mid-air shot of the purple bell tower (and its pink ball) brings us a newfound appreciation of the park. And hey, there's the Biltmore Hotel in the background!

The video also turns to the deeper cuts, including the sweeping vistas of the Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, the Point Vicente Lighthouse (also in P.V.), and the majestic Korean Bell of Friendship in San Pedro.

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Mingomatic actually has a whole series of these videos on YouTube. In 2016 we'd featured one he filmed from the skies over the Hollywood Bowl and the Getty Center—he'd told us that the footage took him two months to film and compile. Which is to say that, in spite of the advanced technology involved, these videos aren't exactly a cinch to do.

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