On The Boardwalk

From our vantage point at Venice Beach’s Sidewalk Cafe for breakfast, I sat the camera on the rail and snapped this empty scene of the little plot on the Boardwalk where artist David Alexander English plies his stock and trade:


[bigger version here on Flickr]

Later on we walked up to the Santa Monica Pier to see the Ashes and Snow photography exhibit, which was marvelous. I may try to drop some thoughts about it that go a little more in-depth but that’ll have to wait and see.

In the meantime, here are one-word reviews of the latest films we’ve seen on DVD: Memoirs of a Geisha: Yaaaaaaaaaaaawn; Brokeback Mountain: Puh-leeeze; Hustle and Flow: Brilliant.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."