WALK WITH ME: Santa Monica, California

WALK WITH ME: Santa Monica, California

HAVE YOU SEEN IT ALL?

Millions have explored Santa Monica, California, and enjoyed its unique treasures, and each of these individuals have selected images and sensations they will remember forever. Regardless of whether you have ever been to this enchanting coastal city, what would catch your eye if you followed in my footsteps? What would captivate and hold you spell bound causing you to to say, “Wow! Look at that.”, as you strolled along the seaside and city streets?

 

These questions bounced around my mind creating a desire to be accompanied by another. Therefore, I asked a close friend if her charming daughter would like to explore Santa Monica with me. I wanted to be inspired by what intrigued her active young mind knowing that it would not be her first visit to this slice of Southern California. As you scroll down to enjoy the photographs and captions think about the stories within the picture. Also, what would your camera lens capture? Would it be sea foam and pelicans? Maybe you’d rather leave your camera behind to engage in the activity of body surfing, dining, or shopping. No matter, if Santa Monica holds a special place in your heart, such as performing on the Santa Monica Promenade, please share the memorable moments that linger long in your heart.

Engulfed in concrete and capitalism.

Engulfed by concrete and capitalism, this striking plant life thrives reminding me of a crowded city’s populace marching on behalf of their favorite charity or for liberty and justice for all.

Walk With Me: Santa Monica, CaliforniaThe canopy of a giant tree is ever a haven for man and beast.

Walk With Me: Santa Monica, California

Walk With Me: Santa Monica, California

While I reflected on my favorite quotation, To Fly You Must Be Free, by Li Cunxin, the author of Mao’s Last Dancer, my young companion was captivated by the trapeze students practicing on the Santa Monica Pier.  The location is quite fitting as Cirque Du Soleil erects their tent.

Walk With Me: Santa Monica, California

Walk With Me: Santa Monica, California

Round and round we go full circle from sunrise to sunset as we walk throughout our world knowing that each moment has the power to shock and thrill like a wild roller coaster ride.

Walk With Me: Santa Monica, California

Walk With Me: Santa Monica, CaliforniaThe reconstruction of the Santa Monica Pier is a reminder of how easy it is to change a bad habit into a good one, how exciting it is to strategize and complete goals, and how rewarding it is to continually strive with purpose, maximizing individual potential, to empower one another.

Walk With Me: Santa Monica, California

Walk With Me: Santa Monica, CaliforniaLike a gentle waterfall, stairs cascade into the unknown as curious minds and adventurous hearts dare to take a step and follow after, eager to learn what lays beyond like hidden treasure.

Walk With Me: Santa Monica, California

Walking In This World

Walk With Me: Santa Monica, California

Dare To Lean Into The Curves

Walk With Me: Santa Monica, California

Dinosaurs roam carefree in the imagination of every child doing wondrous things like spewing water into a pond where little girls become mermaids covered in jewels and little boys mount humpback whales to travel from sea to sea around the world.

Walk With Me: Santa Monica, CaliforniaI dance along the shore and ride the mighty waves as dolphins play and seagulls serenade.

IMG_3990Do I dare look any closer, trespassing, to sate my curiosity and engage in conversation with an impish Wood Nymph hoping she’ll invite me into her secret realm?

Walk With Me: Santa Monica, California

Walk With Me: Santa Monica, California

Walk With Me: Santa Monica, California

I may never leave this land where kaleidoscope wheels spin through the midnight sky.

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Walk With Me: Santa Monica, CaliforniaIt’s time for you to return to your world, and I to mine.

Walk With Me: Santa Monica, California

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One Comment

  1. My first visit to the Santa Monica Promenade was quite captivating and it pulsated with music and activity. It was my first date with a gentleman who took me to my first Middle Eastern dinner. Delicious! That was two decades ago when the shops offered exquisite and unique product. A few weeks later we drove up to Downtown Pasadena, Colorado Boulevard, to enjoy the revival of that business strip. It hummed with excitement and the crowded sidewalks looked like rush hour traffic.

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