Monday, May 24, 2010

Dogtown 1940's

Santa Monica is a city in western Los Angeles County, California. Situated on Santa Monica Bay, it is surrounded on three sides by the city of Los Angeles — Pacific Palisades on the northwest, Brentwood on the north, West Los Angeles on the northeast, Mar Vista on the east, and Venice on the southeast.

Santa Monica is named for Saint Monica of Hippo because the area on which the city is now located was first visited by Spaniards on her feast day. In the skateboard and surfing communities, Santa Monica's Ocean Park neighborhood (and the neighboring section of Venice) is referred to as Dogtown.

- Santa Monica Bay From Palisades -

- Looking towards Ocean Park from Beach Clubs -

- View from Pier, showing Beach Clubs along the Palisades -

Along the beautiful strand at the base of the famous Palisades, are many palatial homes, -- a colony of famous stars of screen, stage and radio.

Happy throngs gather daily during the summer months to enjoy sunbathing and water sports at one of the finest bathing beaches in the West. Several miles of wonderful surf and sand stretch below the famous Palisades of Santa Monica.


Heidi Ann said...

More great postcards - I love 'em!

Major Pepperidge said...

I always love the vintage beach scenes with the colorful, striped umbrellas as far as the eye can see!

de Saint-Marc said...

Superbes cartes postales qui nous permettent de nous évader vers ces belles plages...

Andrew said...

Neato beach pics! In the last picture, I wonder why it seems to be the custom to turn your beach chair onto its side when you're not there. In the center of the photo there are ladies in pink and yellow who have just set them down and are about to go out for a swim. I guess it's so other people don't sit there.

Davelandweb said...

The lost art of hand-tinted postcards on linen cardstock. Beautiful!