I've received a lot of comments/questions/emails regarding my jaunt up to Santa Monica last week. (And yes, the first few photos in today's post – plus a few others, have been put in the Santa Monica album on my photo site. Thank you everybody for all the photo orders lately!)
I have to admit, I had a great day.
When I was a kid and tween, I spent a lot of time in Santa Monica.
There's a huge area under the pier which the public has access to. I used to love to play under the pier as a kid. When the tide is out, it's like one gigantic fort under there. (And I do mean gigantic – it's not a normal sized pier!)
On this visit, I think I spent nearly as much time taking photographs under the pier as I did up on top.
I think I have a bit of a pier obsession.
I loved being under the pier just as much as I used to as a child. The challenge this trip, was to take photos in impossible lighting conditions. I love a good challenge. It was fun!
There were also things that made me wonder why, such as this random "noodle" on top of the pier:
I laughed out loud when I saw it, and again when I read the sign next to it.
There was also a "contortionist" performing. He plugged in a boom-box with blaring music, set out paper cups to mark his territory, announced he would like people to give him money and began turning himself into a pretzel.
How does someone get to the point in life where they're performing between paper cups for tips? I imagine he's just like thousands of others who came to L.A. thinking they'd become a *star*.
I've never had any desire to be a celebrity. Maybe the fact I'm a 5th generation Southern Californian has left me jaded.
How about you?
Have you ever dreamed of being a star?
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