See Cool Los Angeles Sites in a Rare View From Above

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The La Brea Tar Pits, the Exposition Park rose garden, and more are on full display in a new drone video

Drones have been causing a lot of trouble in Los Angeles lately, interfering with police searchesand nearly colliding with airplanes landing at LAX. But in the process, a few of them have given us some pretty incredible views of a city that is often best viewed from above. Such is the case in a new video from drone videographer Mingomatic, simply titled "LA via Drone Part 2." The video is apparently a followup to Mingomatic's "LA via Drone Part 1," which captures many of the city's better known tourist attractions. The sequel focuses in on a few of the deeper cuts, including Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade and the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.

Looking especially cool here are the geometric patterns on display at the Beaux-Arts sunken rose garden in Exposition Park. There's also a rare aerial view of the LA Brea Tar Pits in all their brown, swampy glory. In a humorous moment, a flyby over UCLA reveals some excited members of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department mugging for the camera.

Best of all (or worst, depending on your taste), the video is set to some pretty catchy music that sounds like it could be the theme song for a new, slightly reggae-themed Nintendo character.

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