In the South Bay, looking toward Santa Monica/Malibu from the PV cliffs.
We are off to Mammoth Mountain for the annual ski weekend. To get the feel of the place, check out Kathryn's splendid Mammoth Lakes Daily Photo.
Malaga Cove School, now the Administration Center for PV School District, was built in 1926 as the first permenant school on the peninsula. Architects: Allison and Allison, "Mediterranean, with a tower that seems to be derived from late-15th or early-16th century Spanish examples." [Ref. An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles by David Gebhard and Robert Winter.]
On Paseo del Mar -- still an unassuming beauty, after all these years.
"Architect: W.L. Risley
A modern Spanish Revival dwelling, indicating one of the housing types planned for Palos Verdes. Other housing types included connected town houses, garden apartments, and extensive villas and gardens."
Ref. An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles by David Gebhard and Robert Winter
I just received this comment on my 2008 post of the school: "I graduated from this school in 73. It was a very special place to go to school...safe, fun, and great teachers. When the sun was out it was time to hit the beach...school could wait. :)" - Laura
This is from a set of photos I took on a Saturday afternoon last October. I thought the girl on the left had a lovely smile and I also liked the chic French woman with a purposeful stride with "le petit chien".
Ocean Boulevard with a bit of Long Beach skyline, looking north-east, on a rainy Sunday.
Photo effect is Antique Solarization.
Regarding the building: "The Villa Riviera is an icon of the Long Beach skyline. Based loosely upon the style of 16-century French chateaux, the design combines elements from the Gothic and Renaissance periods. At 15 stories, the Villa Riviera was for many years one of the Southland's tallest buildings, second only to Los Angeles City Hall. It is prominently sited at the jucnture of two major streets, Alamitos Avenue and Ocean Blvd." Date built: 1929; Architect: Richard D. King (Ref. Long Beach Architecture: The Unexpected Metropolis by Cara Mullio & Jennifer M. Volland)