Monday, July 14, 2008

Along the Strand

This past weekend was Donna's big Family Reunion held in Redondo Beach and at a park near our home in Rancho Palos Verdes. I'll be writing a long post about it in a day or so. Today, I just want to share some pictures I took on my walk Saturday morning from the hotel where we were staying (the Crowne Plaza in Redondo Beach) to the pier in Hermosa Beach. I'm not sure how far it was but the walking time was about 68 minutes (not counting the time it took for me to take pictures along the way.)

It was a brilliant, sunny morning. Below are views from the Hermosa Beach Pier first looking south toward Redondo Beach and then looking north in the direction of Manhattan Beach.

The Hermosa Beach part of the walk was done along The Strand, a combined pedestrian/bicycle path that runs between the sand and beachside homes. I had never walked in this area before and was amazed at many of the homes. Below are a few pictures I took of some corner houses that caught my eye. If you look closely, you will notice that some are very wide along the face but not very deep.

The first one was my favorite! Enjoy!


Eric Valentine said...

Wow, those are some very nice pictures of the houses Leon, nice places.

The pic hue's though are different, quite bright & bluish. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Some very cool houses. I've always liked the Spanish style.

Leon said...

Thanks ERIC. I'm not sure why the blue hue is there. I probably pushed some button on my old camera that led to this result. Could it be that the sky itself was such a brilliant blue that morning that all around me took on its coloring? :~)

Leon said...

CHARLES, I never cease to be amazed at many of the houses people build along the beaches in southern California. Of course, alongside some of these magnificent structures are other somewhat dilapidated abodes.