WELCOME TO SANTA MONICA BEACH / California
The Metro Rail has been improving for the past 8 years (as far as I remember at least) and finally, there is a train that goes from Downtown Los Angeles all the way to the beach in Santa Monica. The service opened it’s doors on May 22nd, 2016.
My wife and I decided to have a fun day in Santa Monica and agreed to take the train – the Expo Line – for the experience and to save some money. I got to say that it is a lot faster to get to Santa Monica by car (if there is no traffic) because it took us 90 minutes all the way from Hollywood, including waiting for the Red Line towards downtown Los Angeles.
You would assume (or not) that adding a train rout to the touristic Santa Monica beach will help reducing the number of people gathering in one little moving box that gets from point A to point B – hence, sardines – and things will be so much better, right? Well, not so much. At least not at the beginning when all of Los Angeles is interested in taking the Expo Line to Santa Monica, whether they own a car or not.
Overall it was an interesting experience – that ride that is.
Santa Monica itself was fun, as always. We walked through 3rd Street (Promenade) and found a table to sit at and have our sand bitches (sandwiches) and some coffee. After chilling for 10 minutes we walked to the mall, only for a bathroom stop, and to explore the pier.
It was PACKED! I have proof. I took a picture 😉
I took a few great pictures that day.
This is one of them.
So… Welcome to Santa Monica
Title: Welcome to Santa Monica
Location: Santa Monica, California
Edition Number: 1/10
Paper size: 62″x27″
Print size: 60″x25″
Paper: Fuji Pearl Paper
Date Taken: 05/22/2016
Camera: Nikon D800e
Lens: Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6d
Certificate of Authenticity is Included
Edition Size: 10 limited; 1 artist proof
+ Focal Length: 24mm
+ Aperture: f/16
+ Shutter Speed: 1/200 seconds
+ ISO: 100
+ Camera: DSLR Nikon D800e
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