Santa Monica, CA Photos

Just west of downtown Los Angeles, this ocean-front town attracts an upscale community & intellectual industries.

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Edgemar Complex home of Santa Monica Museum of Art converted from former Edgemar Farms Dairy. Santa Monica, CA.Edgemar Complex passage from street to courtyard. Santa Monica, CA.Edgemar Complex artistic Christmas tree made of shopping carts. Santa Monica, CA.Edgemar Complex balanced metal elements. Santa Monica, CA.
Edgemar Complex (1984-8) (2415 Main St.) home of Santa Monica Museum of Art converted from former Edgemar Farms Dairy. Santa Monica, CA. Style: Postmodern. Architect: Frank O. Gehry.Edgemar Complex passage from street to courtyard. Santa Monica, CA.Edgemar Complex artistic Christmas tree made of shopping carts. Santa Monica, CA.Edgemar Complex balanced metal elements. Santa Monica, CA.
Edgemar Complex courtyard. Santa Monica, CA.Jones house now Heritage Square Museum. Santa Monica, CA.Merle Norman Building with tower like ocean liner. Santa Monica, CA.Condominium Town houses with high-tech design. Santa Monica, CA.
Edgemar Complex courtyard. Santa Monica, CA.Jones house (1894) (2620 Main St.) now Heritage Square Museum. Santa Monica, CA. Style: Queen Anne.Merle Norman Building (1935-6) (2525 Main St.) with tower like ocean liner. Santa Monica, CA. Style: Moderne. Architect: George Parr.Condominium Town houses (1979) (831 Pacific St.) with high-tech design. Santa Monica, CA. Architect: A Design Group.
Rhythmic staircases of 831 Pacific St. Condominiums. Santa Monica, CA.Civic Auditorium with concrete grill & masts. Santa Monica, CA.Chain Reaction sculpture by Paul Conrad of mushroom cloud made of chains as a plea for peace at Civic Auditorium. Santa Monica, CA.City Hall. Santa Monica, CA.
Rhythmic staircases of 831 Pacific St. Condominiums. Santa Monica, CA.Civic Auditorium (1959) (Main St. at Pico Blvd.) with concrete grill & masts. Santa Monica, CA. Architect: Welton Becket & Assoc..Chain Reaction (1991) sculpture by Paul Conrad of mushroom cloud made of chains as a plea for peace at Civic Auditorium. Santa Monica, CA.City Hall (1938-9) (1685 Main St.). Santa Monica, CA. Style: PWA Moderne. Architect: Donald B. Parkinson & J.M. Estep.
City Hall portal with US southwest tile work. Santa Monica, CA.Mural in City Hall depicting Spanish settlement of California by Stanton McDonald Wright. Santa Monica, CA.Moderne tile & metal grills in City Hall. Santa Monica, CA.Beach & coastal road. Santa Monica, CA.
City Hall portal with US southwest tile work. Santa Monica, CA.Mural in City Hall depicting Spanish settlement of California by Stanton McDonald Wright (1939). Santa Monica, CA.Moderne tile & metal grills in City Hall. Santa Monica, CA.Beach & coastal road. Santa Monica, CA.
Former Lawrence Welk Plaza by DMJM & Pacific Plaza with blue caps on cliffs above ocean. Santa Monica, CA.Santa Monica Pier with amusement park rides. Santa Monica, CA.Santa Monica Pier roller coaster & arcades. Santa Monica, CA.Well-designed performance tent erected beside Santa Monica Pier. Santa Monica, CA.
Former Lawrence Welk Plaza (1971) (21 floors) (100 Wilshire Blvd.) by DMJM & Pacific Plaza with blue caps (16 floors) (1431 Ocean Ave.) on cliffs above ocean. Santa Monica, CA.Santa Monica Pier (1909-21) with amusement park rides. Santa Monica, CA.Santa Monica Pier roller coaster & arcades. Santa Monica, CA.Well-designed performance tent erected beside Santa Monica Pier. Santa Monica, CA.
Santa Monica Place shopping center. Santa Monica, CA.Modern building 3rd Street Promenade at Broadway. Santa Monica, CA.Triceratops topiary on 3rd Street Promenade. Santa Monica, CA.Broadway Cineplex Theater. Santa Monica, CA.
Santa Monica Place shopping center (1979-81) (315 Broadway). Santa Monica, CA. Architect: Frank O. Gehry.Modern building 3rd Street Promenade at Broadway. Santa Monica, CA.Triceratops topiary on 3rd Street Promenade. Santa Monica, CA.Broadway Cineplex Theater (3rd Street Promenade). Santa Monica, CA. Style: Art Deco.
Market Pavilion. Santa Monica, CA.3rd Street Promenade with Art Deco Central Tower. Santa Monica, CA.3rd Street Promenade with clock tower of Art Deco Bay City Building. Santa Monica, CA.Bay City Guaranty Building. Santa Monica, CA.
Market Pavilion (3rd Street Promenade). Santa Monica, CA.3rd Street Promenade with Art Deco Central Tower (1929). Santa Monica, CA.3rd Street Promenade with clock tower of Art Deco Bay City Building. Santa Monica, CA.Bay City Guaranty Building (1929-30) (13 floors) (225 Santa Monica Blvd.). Santa Monica, CA. Style: Art Deco Moderne. Architect: Walker & Eisen.
Bay City Guaranty Building Art Deco clock tower. Santa Monica, CA.Bay City Guaranty Building Art Deco zigzag detail. Santa Monica, CA.Bay City Guaranty Building facade. Santa Monica, CA.Spanish Colonial style building. Santa Monica, CA.
Bay City Guaranty Building Art Deco clock tower. Santa Monica, CA.Bay City Guaranty Building Art Deco zigzag detail. Santa Monica, CA.Bay City Guaranty Building facade. Santa Monica, CA.Spanish Colonial style building (4th Street at Broadway). Santa Monica, CA.
Restored brick building with Romanesque arches. Santa Monica, CA.Archstone Santa Monica Apartments. Santa Monica, CA.Universal Music building. Santa Monica, CA.Universal Music building facade. Santa Monica, CA.
Restored brick building with Romanesque arches (227 Broadway). Santa Monica, CA.Archstone Santa Monica Apartments (Broadway at 5th). Santa Monica, CA.Universal Music building (Colorado at Cloverfield Aves.). Santa Monica, CA.Universal Music building facade. Santa Monica, CA.
The Water Garden building. Santa Monica, CA.Sony Music Campus. Santa Monica, CA.Los Angeles International Airport from air from above intersection of San Diego & Santa Monica freeways. CA.Los Angeles International Airport from air on coast at right with boomerang shaped inlet of Marina Del Rey to left. CA.
The Water Garden building (Colorado at Cloverfield Aves.). Santa Monica, CA.Sony Music Campus (1992) (2100 Colorado Ave.). Santa Monica, CA. Style: Moderne Revival. Architect: Steven Ehrlich Architects.Los Angeles International Airport from air from above intersection of San Diego & Santa Monica freeways. CA.Los Angeles International Airport from air on coast at right with boomerang shaped inlet of Marina Del Rey to left. CA.

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