Sometimes we have to meddle with time in order to expose how beautiful our city truly is.

Time-lapse photography, which employs a technique that makes time appear to be moving much faster than it really is, accomplishes this without any need for actors, directors, and elaborate sets. From the Hollywood sign to a coastal drive along our ocean’s edge, what you see is what you get. Automobiles seemingly melting together as they move at warp speed down interstate loops, our beautiful downtown skyline transforming from dusk till dawn, and pedestrians rushing with urgency to perhaps catch a Laker game at the STAPLES Center or see their favorite musician perform at Nokia Theater L.A. LIVE.

By casting a vibrant light show across the night’s sky, even the always-energetic L.A. LIVE, our world-renown epicenter, exudes a whole new level of energy and life.

There are a lot of amazing time-lapse videos out there showcasing our great city of LA and we love them all. This video by photographer Alex Hallajian, which begins with the sun setting against a blanket of rolling clouds and beautifully showcases The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE, is the latest, and one of the greatest, we have seen.

Timelapse from Alex Hallajian on Vimeo.