I get excited this time of year. It’s the week before the Oscars. Since I live just 2 blocks from where this takes place, I have taken pictures of the construction the last several years, and put them on Facebook. I decided to share them on this blog instead for 2015. I am always fascinated how it takes a week to assemble this event and how the finished product looks. Last night they shut down Hollywood and Highland and began the work. I took these pictures this morning as the work has begun. I will take more as the week progresses. and update the blog. Each year security gets tighter and some of the vantage points I used to be able to shoot from are now blocked. In case you missed it, I have included the nominees at the end of this post. Come along with me and enjoy!