Sunday, April 25, 2010

Redondo Pier (Monochrome Weekend & sort-of-Sunday Bridges)

A bit of a stretch for Sunday Bridges but the pier is a semi-circular type and connects the shore with the shore. Weekday afternoons (when this was taken) are not very busy but the weekends are. Wikipedia has a good historical perspective on this pier, which has been rebuilt many times due to storm and fire damage.
My contribution to Aileni's Monochrome Weekend and to «Louis»'s Sunday Bridge Series.

19 comments:

Dragonstar said...

I like this! So many wonderful shapes. The "sail" decorations are a great idea.

Powell River Books said...

Now that place sure has changed! I used to love to go there to people watch. - Margy

TheChieftess said...

Great in monochrome...actually gives it a vintage feel to a contemporary look!!!

Raksha said...

Good grief, the Redondo pier really has changed from the old days! If you hadn't identified it I would never have recognized it from your picture. Thanks for the Wikipedia link...I'll check it out. Maybe it will have some pictures of the pier the way it used to look, the way I remember it. More proof that "you can't go home again."

Aileni said...

The thing that strikes me is the possibility of high winds - but I think our West Coast might be a little wilder than yours.
A nice scene.

Miguel Martinez said...

Wonderful photo.

Lori Lynn said...

Terrific Tash! Love it in B&W.
Do you like to eat at Kincaid's too?
LL

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» likes this in monochrome - very clever combination of the two memes.

«Louis's» linked it!

Cafe Pasadena said...

Xcellent! Although, you had me fooled thinking this was BnW.

Wanda said...

Another great black and white shot of this unusual bridge. Nice work!

brattcat said...

A very fine shot of a fascinating pier.

T. Becque said...

Beautiful! Love the lines and churning water.

Linnea W said...

Awesome shot. It looks like the pier is marching across the water! Great choice for mono.

Marie-Noyale said...

A very light bridge that is going to set sails...
I like it in monochrome.

James said...

Great lines and shapes in this one. I also love the ocean. :)

Bibi said...

That's a different pier from the one I knew! And look at that foam; how you captured that!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I'd take bets on that repeating sail shape motif is a part of the percent for arts program. I don't know if RB has it's own program. I should look into it. I discovered Orange County did. Unfortunately Pasadena seems to now go through art consultants. Pisses me off

Petrea said...

What a wonderful shot!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

You could almost claim a three for one with that hint of reflection of the pier. I think the wave foam is to die for. Frothy movement!