In greater Los Angeles, the Santa Monica Pier is a well-described attraction and visited by many. As a boy watching tv-show exteriors and locations from southern California, I’ve always wanted to visit Santa Monica and its Pier. Yes, the Pier is a tourist trap, but I cannot resist either beach or the ocean.
I was staying with friends living in Santa Monica, and on a warm sunny February afternoon, I walked to the Pier in 20 minutes, and spent a number of hours finding the end to highway US-66, admiring the 1909 Santa Monica Pier and the beach, and communing with the Pacific.
A second official western terminus to US route 66 is at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Lincoln Boulevard in Santa Monica, but the more “natural” extension west to the ocean leads to Santa Monica Pier.
My pictures from Venice Beach can be found here.
I made the photos above on 22, 23, and 25 February 2012. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-1UH. Edited: 17 Aug 2019.