Yeah, it’s basically a cliche, isn’t it? Who hasn’t seen pictures of a sunset off the famous Santa Monica Pier? I first saw the attraction way back in 1999, on my first adult trip to the area. I remembered how beautiful it was, and jumped at the chance to repeat the experience. February can get cold, and it was about 54 degrees with a brisk wind. Here’s what we saw.
The view from the little park on the street above.
This gentleman was playing an amplified Erhu, a Chinese stringed instrument. Very nice!
The pier has an amusement park, with some nicely-lit rides. I was taken with the Ferris wheel, which looked like it was wrapped up in the roller-coaster.
And later, after the sun sank below the horizon, the lights came into their own.
Just good fun.