California Science Center

The first time I ever went to a science center was in the 1970’s in Toronto. It was fun and enlightening and we have made a habit of going to Science Centers as we travel around the world. We have been to centers in New Jersey,San Francisco, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Milan and others.

This year we went to The California Science Center in Los Angeles for the first time. It is a beautifully designed facility and the special exhibit was the Magic of Pixar. It was a fun peak behind the science of animation. They also limited the amount of people in the special exhibit through reservations so it was never too crowded and it made the exhibit more accessible

To see other images and buy apparel or prints, please visit my commercial gallery.

California Science Center

California Science Center

Advertisements

Also Santa Monica

Yesterday I posted Santa Monica and extolled on the virtues of this wonderful beach town. Although as Dr Phil says, no mater how flat you make a pancake it has two side.

Another view from the Santa Monica Pier.

To see other images and buy apparel or prints, please visit my commercial gallery.

Also Santa Monica

Santa Monica

The first time I saw the beach at Santa Monica was in 1967. The pier looks pretty much the same today and the beach is still a spectacular stretch of white sand. Of course the neighborhood is even more upscale and wealthy then it was in the 1960’s. They were just building the Interstate 10 and back then Santa Monica couldn’t compete with Westwood and Beverly Hills. Of course it is beachfront and as Los Angeles grew so did the price tag in Santa Monica.

It is a public beach so you see all kinds of people there from hippies and families to bodybuilders and of course tourists. There is a wonderful bike and pedestrian path that runs all the way from the Pier to Venice and Muscle Beach. It is a great walk for people watching and exercise.

To see other images and buy apparel or prints, please visit my commercial gallery.

Santa Monica

Santa Monica

The Dragon of San Monica Pier

Santa Monica

Reflections of a Pond

When I sit and gaze out at a pond and see the reflections on the still water it causes me to empty out my head of random thoughts. I am drawn into the reflections as if they were an alternate world to this one. I can’t not help but wonder if in that other world, someone is gazing back at me.

To see other images and buy apparel or prints, please visit my commercial gallery.

Reflections of a Pond

Orthopedist Delight ?

Walking along the Santa Monica Beach you can see just about anything. There are street musicians, athletes, beggars,families, young lovers and even an occasional whale offshore. There were rope tightropes stretched about two feet off the sand where people could practice tightrope walking. I watched this young woman thinking about how hard it must be to balance with one arm already in a positional cast. Do you think her Orthopedic Surgeon would be happy or mad?

To see other images and buy apparel or prints, please visit my commercial gallery.

Orthopedist Delight ?

Orthopedist Delight ?

The Dragon of Santa Monica Pier

Although my wife takes a lot more pictures when we travel, sometimes she just doesn’t want to be bothered. At these times she will sometimes say,” Hey take a picture of that.” So this dragon is for you sweetie!

To see other images and buy apparel or prints, please visit my commercial gallery.

The Dragon of San Monica Pier

The Dragon of San Monica Pier

Big Sur

Twice in my life I did the drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco along the Pacific Coast Highway. Once in 1968 by myself and once in the late 1990’s with my family. What was amazing is how little the area of Big Sur had changed in the thirty years between drives. It is still to this day a rugged and scenic area of unsurpassed beauty. I hope to make the drive at least once more in my lifetime. This picture was taken in the mid 1990’s about 100 miles south of Carmel California.

To see other images and buy apparel or prints, please visit my commercial gallery.

Big Sur

Big Sur