Hannah Kayleen MacKenzie and a friend were wandering the Hollywood Hills on a pictureseque Spring day in April.
They stumbled upon the empy lot of a home that had just been torn down to make room for a new development, and as a result were serendipitously treated to this view of downtown Los Angeles.
"I was compelled to take the shot when I saw how the surrounding greenery perfectly framed the city," she said. "It was begging to be shared."
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