Santa Monica Pier

Piers are great, so very seaside, so very 1950’s, so very English Music Hall, there even are songs about piers….  Santa Monica Pier is fabulous.

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Right at the western end of Interstate 10, Santa Monica Pier is easy to get to.  Santa Monica pier is also the Western end of the old Route 66, and that’s got to be my next US Road Trip, all two and a half thousand miles of it from Santa Monica to Chicago, (or maybe the in the other direction).

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When I got there, I had that feeling of déjà vu which so many place in the USA  give me.  Not surprising; Santa Monica Pier has featured in countless films and TV shows; from Elmer Gantry and The Opposite Of Sex, to the iconic  TV show The Rockford Files.  Film buffs can have a great day out there; take your reference book with you.

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At the end of the pier, the ferris wheel is solar-powered; when does Santa Monica ever get cloudy days?

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There is also a great restaurant at the south side of the landward end;  Lunch at The Lobster is not so expensive, around $100 for the both of you; The Girl Riding Shotgun loved the mussels.  The views from the pier are worth seeing.

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Great day ~ next time out I think I’ll take my teddy bear along…

P1030783pictures copyright jack collier

jackcollier7@ talktalk.net

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5 responses

  1. Your trip and the beautiful pictures feel strange and lovely because I’m in southern California and you’re across the states and ocean. It’s bizarre but lovely.

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    1. Thank you. This Englishman would love to be in Southern California right now…

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      1. It’ll be here until you return…until the big one that is, when the continental shelf breaks and we fall into the ocean. It’s always somethin’.

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  2. Love that restaurant! Ahh nostalgia…thanks for sharing this.

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  3. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures and lovely stories. What a fun adventure you had. 🙂

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