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Video: This Stunning Time Lapse Of California Features L.A.'s Best Parts

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As an ode to the Golden State, photographer Hal Bergman pieced together a beautiful and stunning four-minute time-lapse video of it—and Los Angeles got a close-up, too.

"My goal was to cram all of the visually stunning things about the entire state, from coastline to mountains to deserts, from cities to wilderness and national parks, into four minutes," Bergman explained on Vimeo. "I intended to use [it] as a pitch for work from the California Board of Tourism, but now I'm sharing it publicly."

At the 2:54-minute mark, Los Angeles gets the spotlight and you get to see the things that we love about this city: sweeping views of downtown, Grand Central Market, Griffith Observatory, beaches, the Hollywood Sign, and more. In the words of Randy Newman, "I love L.A."