In early August, we went up to Santa Monica to visit my brother and his colleagues as they returned to Florida from Wikimania 2007 in Taipei… with a 10-hour layover at LAX.
We carpooled with my parents, and arrived while the group was still stuck in customs. So we wandered around the Santa Monica Promenade and pier for a bit. Not surprisingly, there were some strange things about, like this turtle-themed drinking fountain.
Then there was this sign, on the Johannes van Tilburg Building, which I couldn’t quite decide how to take. “Free Will?” “Free Willy?”
The most disturbing was probably this mash-up of two movies on one of the many theaters on the promenade:
Is the American public ready for that film?
There are topiaries sculpted into the forms of dinosaurs scattered along the promenade. This stegosaurus came out the best:
As I mentioned, we did wander out to the Santa Monica Pier after a bit. Nothing terribly odd, just a couple of photos to set the scene:
LOL. The Theatre O’ Pregnant Teens is my (as of next week) ex-place of employment. Too bad I didn’t know you were around.
😀 Wow, who knew? I remembered you worked at a theater somewhere in the LA area, but I don’t know Santa Monica very well, and I don’t remember whether you’ve ever mentioned which theater it is on your blog.
We were there on a Monday afternoon, August 6. Just after 4:15, going by the tag on the photo.
No, I was very careful not to say where I was actually working so as to not get in trouble with some of the things I used to post about. But then I took it all down anyways.
And then after this weekend, I get to go crazy with stuff I’ve wanted to say for 7 years. 🙂
(And I wasn’t there that Monday)
Love those photos. I recently got a digital slr camera and am looking forward to bringing my photography game up to somewhere near your level.
Digital SLR! *drool* 😀
Hey cool photos Id see a movie with pregnant bratz in it.