Saturday, January 29, 2011

Wanna race?

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.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Coastal Access ...

... (of sorts), mostly for surfers and a big storm drain in PV Estates, off of Paseo del Mar.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Last to Fall ... before Spring

Flowers of Erythrina (or Flame tree, or Coral tree.)

Monday, January 24, 2011

DANGERous ...

... but only for those who do not heed the warning.
On Hawthorne Blvd. near Silver Spur Rd. - the sky was not quite that deep, dark blue as the camera meter decided, but I still like the result.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

He was composing ...

... music -- not in PV but in South Pasadena.

Meanwhile, we were quietly celebrating my friend Lj's birthday.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Crowned - Malaga Cove School Tower

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.]

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A bit of Paree in PV

...a fine crêpe can be had at the PV Farmer's Market on Sunday mornings.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Greeting the new day

I've had a bit a of a flu and am feeling better now. The photo is from the crest of Crestridge Rd., which I refer to as Church Row.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Views from Miraleste

Miraleste, on the east side of the peninsula, was one of the four original planned communities in Palos Verdes. The view is of the Port of LA and Vincent Thomas bridge.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Going my way? (Skywatch Friday)

Morning commute on Lomita Blvd. in Torrance.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

And now, for something completely different ... a day in Dayton, Ohio

... we arrived along with the snow ...

... and off to work we had to go ...

... and to dinner at a cheery place ...

... and shared a smile ...

... even more so when the sun appeared.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Playground Dream...

... come true, if only it was not fenced off. At Hesse Park, last February.
I'll have to go and see if the bulldozer is still there.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Bluff Cove and Beyond

On a clear day, one can see for miles. This one was actually taken last year on January 3rd.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Palos Verdes Project House #2, 1925

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

Sunday, January 9, 2011

RAT beach ...

... where RAT stands for "Right after Torrance" and which is the closest beach to Malaga Cove School shown yesterday.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Malaga Cove School

First permanent school on the Peninsula
Reopened January, 2010
Malaga Cove Administration Center
(from the plaque by the entrance)
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, fun, and great teachers. When the sun was out it was time to hit the could wait. :)" - Laura

Friday, January 7, 2011

Glorious Morning Light

Two straight from the camera.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


... to the PV Mall in high contrast.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Room with a View...

... to be.
In Palos Verdes Estate, looking over the Santa Monica Bay.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

An Afternoon in Manhattan Beach (4) - Striding and Smiling

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".

Monday, January 3, 2011

After the Rain

 After the rain storm, at about 3:00 pm today. The view is of Port of LA and Long Beach coastline, taken from a church parking lot on Highridge Road.
And here is the church parking lot with the view of the LA basin, with tiny buildings of Downtown LA on the left side of the photo.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Long Beach Gothic

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)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Theme Day: Photo of the Year 2010

My best photo of the year is one I didn't post in 2010. It was taken on a walk along the Palos Verdes cliffs north of Long Point on 13th of March.
To see the best of City Daily Photo collection for 2010 - Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.