In the last post, which I’m sure is indelibly engraved in the deepest neural pathways of your cerebellum, I focused on a few hours I spent shooting Miami. Well, since then I’ve had the wonderful opportunity of visiting a little town in the South Bay of L.A. County, clear on the other side of the hemisphere: Redondo Beach, California. The purpose of my visit, a class reunion in my home town of El Segundo just up the coast, kept me pretty occupied but I still had much more leisure time than I did in Miami.
This is the essential Redondo Beach. Although I grew up just three beach towns to the north, my youthful parochialism never encouraged me to explore the towns to the south as much as my adult self thinks I should have, so this was a welcome chance.
Most of my activity on this recent visit was confined to a very local area around the Redondo Pier and the beach you see above. After all, it is Redondo Beach!
I know these tall palms require maintenance but I’ve never been around when the dead branches are clipped. Does that really happen or do they just fall, perhaps causing a painful chance encounter below?
There is an old California beach style of architecture that is becoming more rare as land values increase. Walking through the old neighborhoods is still rewarded however with discoveries of remnants of those past days. This beautiful deco building is not an example of that style but certainly belongs in the family.
There were few better places to be in the ’30s, ’40s, and yes even the ’50s than these little towns!
Manhattan and Hermosa you’re next!
(Dedicated to ESHS Class of ’64)
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David – stunning photos! Hellos from us to you both.
Good to hear from you guys!
David – I don’t log onto WordPress very often; hence just found your message. We’re terrible & did not return Carollen’s phone message of a month or more ago. Been totally swamped with orders & new house work. Lots more work before moving day; but we do now have heat & power to the house so we can get back to doing interior work. Hope all’s well with you both & life’s good.