Tuesday, June 22, 2010

"W" is for Watching Water with Watchtower (abc Wednesday) - Ave I

Lifeguard station (or tower) at Redondo Beach looking toward Palos Verdes Peninsula, 19 June 2010
All 158 L.A. County lifeguard stations (usually a pale blue color), from Palos Verdes to Zuma Beach (of Neil Young fame), have been transformed for the "Summer of Color" community art awareness project. They really look festive. In the fall, each will be painted the solid color of the railing.
I'm considering photographing all 158 of them...we'll see...
See lots more "W" posts on abc Wednesday.

18 comments:

Bibi said...

I like the bright colors; better, I think, than the plain white ones.

brattcat said...

This would be a fun and satisfying project, I think, to capture them all.

Leif Hagen said...

That's the kind of vacation we Minnesotans dream of particularly in January and February!

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous beach and I do love that colorful watchtower! What a great shot for the W day!! Hope your week is going well, Tash! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Wanda said...

Thank the Lord for Life Guards watching the beaches. Hope I never have to be rescued.

mrsnesbitt said...

We dont see many lifeguards around our part of the world!

Lois said...

I like that idea!

Gayle said...

Isn't it nice to see art brushed onto the tower instead of graffiti or advertising. Hope you post more pics.

Petrea said...

Good luck with that, Tash! It would be fun to see.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

yes yes yes (maybe from the same angle) some way of creating a cohesiveness between them

Brenda's Arizona said...

Oh, I hope you do! PA's idea is an interesting one, too! They would be fun to see (and count).

Roger Owen Green said...

psychedelic!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Kate said...

That would be a VERY ambitious project! Wishing you well!!

Ann said...

what a colourful tower. It's doesn't look very high.

Cezar and Léia said...

Sunny beautiful day!
I like so much this composition!
Léia :)

TheChieftess said...

How fun!!! I vote for them leaving the psychedelic colors!!!

Raksha said...

It is so reassuring somehow to see my old "home beach" looking the way it always did--except for the lifeguard station, of course. I wish they looked that way when I lived there!

Linda said...

That would be quite a project to photograph all 158 lifeguard stations. I've been to Zuma beach. We had a chance meeting with a NASA scientist who got us an introduction to see round JPL, which was an amazing experience.