Santa Monica

Santa Monica is a coastal city west of downtown Los Angeles, California. Santa Monica Beach is fringed by Palisades Park, with views over the Pacific Ocean. Will be posting images from our recent trip to Santa Monica.

This 18′ high art deco sculpture “Santa Monica” by Eugene Morahan is located on the bluff at the foot of Wilshire Blvd. It is a statue of Saint Monica, for whom the city of Santa Monica was named. Apparently, Spanish explorers were reminded of the tears Saint Monica shed for her errant son while they were drinking from a refreshing spring in West Los Angeles. Because that particular day was St. Monica’s day on the religious calendar, they named the area “Santa Monica.”

Santa Monica

Awaiting Sunrise at Isle of Palms

Isle of Palms is a city in South Carolina, on the slender barrier island of the same name. It has seven miles of wide, pristine beaches great for swimming, lounging, fishing, biking and kayaking. 

Will be posting images from this area over the next two weeks. Here is an image of the beach awaiting sunrise.

Awaiting Sunrise