Thursday, February 5, 2009

At the Western End of Route 66

Prompted by Marie-Noyale's recent post of Route 66 Cafe on Larchmont Daily Photo, here is what the route looks like at its Western end, in the city of Santa Monica. THE Hotel CA is 300 feet away from the route's official end at the Santa Monica Pier (see -K-'s pier photo here). A bit further north, the ramp leads down to Pacific Coast Hwy and Santa Monica beaches.

14 comments:

Rambling Round said...

Hmmm...is this the Hotel California that The Eagles sang about?

Bibi said...

You are REALLY, REALLY luring me into revisiting the area of my high school days....this all looks sooooo familiar, and not too changed.

Neva said...

The start of Route 66 is on the south side of Chicago near a very old, greasy, fabulous restaurant. I should take a ride and snap a photo.....this is such a nice shot and your blues are so vivid.....

Fio said...

"Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place
Such a lovely face"...
;)

Virginia said...

Welcome indeed. The beach is gorgeous. Let's grab a lounge chair and go sit awhile. How lucky to live in such a gorgeous place. I love the beach so much!
V

Dusty Lens said...

gorgeous scenery! somehow, I have the Eagles tune in my head.

altadenahiker said...

I like visiting your site for many reasons, but among them: Your love for your city always shines through.

Knoxville Girl said...

that's gorgeous shot of the beach and mountains. and I didn't know that the Hotel California was real. what a nice surprise...

Jackie said...

I'll have that song in my head all evening now!

gogouci said...

Just a gorgeous coastline.

lili11 said...

wow .. I can picture myself over there. Enjoying the beach. Just lovely.

Cafe Pasadena said...

You can check out, but you can never leave...

humanobserver said...

An amazing view...I will appreciate you the way you clicked the snap...

Maya said...

I grew up on Route 66 in Flagstaff, AZ. I'm hoping that in April I can take a road trip on most of 66 from East to West (at least the parts that are available to drive on). I can't wait!