Monday, January 14, 2013

santa monica photo diary.

If I had to draw comparisons to home, out of anywhere I have been in the world, it would be Los Angeles. We stayed in Santa Monica Beach, right on the water and only a few minutes walk away from Santa Monica Pier. Being away from the seaside for so long (New York and Washington DC), I forgot how calming the ocean can make me feel.

After a major mishap in LA (my parents leaving my passport at the hotel back in DC, which resulted in me NEARLY missing my flight to LA), out of frustration, I decided to have me time in Santa Monica, walking around the beach and taking in the fresh crisp winter sea air. Doing early morning pier walks by the beach and meeting up with a very smart and a very inspiring lady that I met through blogging, were the highlights of my stay in LA.
















I've never been much of an morning person, and hence sunrises are almost always missed. I revel in sunsets as imagine the experience almost similar to that of sunrises. The sky is almost like a blank canvas, painted with many hues and the skyline spotted with distant lights from buildings, with the sound of the ocean lapping up against structures and the sand. My afternoon made.






All photos by me.

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30 comments:

  1. What an amazing visual treat! I hate to say but it was sort of good that your passport was left in the hotel. Makes me realize if things do happen by accident.

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  2. beautiful pictures once again! especially those of the sunsets. wish i could experience one of those one day :)

    xx
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  3. Beautiful photos. This looks and sounds incredible! What an amazing sunset.

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  4. amazingly beautiful pictures <33

    X Jenny
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  5. Wonderful photographs, you sure got talent! :)

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  6. what a beautiful pics!love love them
    nice blog
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  7. these shots are amazing! what lens do you use? please reply on my blog! thanks!
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  9. Lovely pictures. I actually don't remember if I've been here before.

    I wonder what all those crosses were for.

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  12. These shoots are awsome!! You let me dream! :)
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  13. wow! you are such a good photographer!

    xoxo

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  14. Great pictures!! Love to go there someday!

    xx Mounia
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  15. Great photos, so enjoyed looking through them.

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  16. gorgeous photos! you've got me california dreaming <33


    XO Sahra
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  18. seriously stellar shots of santa monica! you got some brilliant weather xx
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  19. amazing pics, so captivating!

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  20. Such a beautiful, sunny place. We stayed in Santa Monica for our honeymoon, and it was memorable.
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  21. Amazing pictures - makes me miss Santa Monica :)

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  24. Lovely pictures, looks like a nice trip! What are the crosses in the sand for?

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  25. This is super cool! Did you get to see best coast perform there for free?

    Amazing photos.

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  28. Such wonderful pictures! Every day I dream of visiting LA and pictures like these makes me dream even harder! :)

    xo,
    Jenny

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  29. thanks for the response - the crosses are a lovely tribute.

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