Thursday, May 03, 2012
Traveling Thursdays: Santa Monica
Welcome to Sunny Santa Monica, California!
This scene looks like something out of a Seurat painting.
Over on the Third Street Promenade (for all you crazy shoppers who can't get enough of the usual retail shops), I was still able to find a few cool things to shoot:
On my early morning run along the beach, I had to take my camera. Something about this brick stairway and its curves, the vintage light posts, and gnarly Eucalyptus trees called out to me.
The Pier looks best at night, with the ghostly glow of neon framing the signage.
There is also a vintage carousel here:
as well as signage denoting the end of the trail for the famous Route 66.
For a little art deco styling, The Georgian Hotel is a beautiful hotel to lounge, eat, and catch a killer view of Palisades Park and the beach.
The rooms are lovely, too.
The Ivy at the Shore is just down the street a few blocks, and a great place for fried chicken!
I don't know the story of this miniature animated bandstand, but it totally fascinated me:
For great italian food, La Vecchia hit the spot. The gnocchi was delish!
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