Wednesday, March 10, 2010

'H' is for Headland (abc Wednesday)

Headland (noun) - a point of land, usually high and with a sheer drop, extending out into a body of water; a promontory.
View from Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall, across the Santa Monica or South Bay.
RAT (Right After Torrance) Beach, Palos Verdes Estates
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19 comments:

Manang Kim said...

That is a very beautiful shot. Love to live in that place.

H for Hairdo

brattcat said...

Oh, my, how exquisite.

Cezar and Léia said...

Tash, you always give us these more amazing and beautiful sceneries, really wonderful.
The second one is my favorite,a romantic feeling and peaceful sensation!
Well done!
Leía

m_m said...

Beautiful views! I like especially the first one with great shades of blue!

Linda said...

The sheer drops are certainly there! I would be standing well back from the edge.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Headland - used to be my favourite word - I founded a press by the name but then the business partner I took on stole it from me!

Long time ago - many waves over the foreshore since.

photowannabe said...

Not the usual shot of the area. Beautiful and very inviting.

Wanda said...

What beautiful shots, Tash. Makes me want to take a trip to the beach.

Roger Owen Green said...

in other words, a terrific view, followed by vertigo!

On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, thank you! - Ramblin' with Roger

TheChieftess said...

This shot reminds me of the bay of Camara De Lobos on the island of Madeira that we visited in November...

raf said...

Beautiful captures, Tash. Especially like the sharp layers of contrast in the first one.

altadenahiker said...

Nice place to live.

Raksha said...

A beautiful view that brings back such beautiful memories. I love every view of the South Bay, even the "standard" ones, but these are really stunning.

Monika said...

the second pic is really amazing

Bibi said...

Gorgeous photos, though I think I would not like to live so close to the drop-off. And btw, the words 'cliff' and 'bluff' appeared in something I was reading the other day, and I had to look up the difference between the two...now I see 'headland'!

Louis la Vache said...

Beautiful headlands shots, excellent choice for the meme.
;-)

Christine H. said...

It's funny. I would not have guessed the first shot as California. looks almost like Greece.

ruma2008 said...

Thank you for showing wonderful scenery.

Happy weekend.

From the Far East.
Best regards.
ruma

VP said...

Love the deep blue of the first picture and the peculiar reddish tone of the second.