Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The Murals of Santa Monica

During the pandemic, it's rather difficult to schedule a birthday field trip. The museums are closed, as well as movie theaters, amusement parks, most places of interest and all dine-in restaurants. Today is Larry's birthday. I decided I would take him on a tour of the murals of Santa Monica. I'm extremely familiar with Santa Monica. I was born there, I went to school for a bit there. I worked in the City for 15 years. 

Bay Cities Italian Market on Lincoln Blvd., SM has some of the BEST take-out food!

We started out at Bay Cities Italian Deli to pick up a sandwich for lunch, later in the day. The Godmother Sub-sandwich is fabulous! I made sure to have a cooler in my car for our sandwiches and drinks.  Then, we proceeded on a driving tour of some of the murals of Santa Monica!
"Surfer" on apartment building at 2901 4th St., SM

"I Dream of Equal Rights," 2408 Lincoln Blvd., SM
Mural and detail (below) along the Santa Monica Synagogue, 1448 18th St., SM

This guy was lurking in the corner of the Temple

Angel Larry at DK Donuts, Santa Monica & 14th St.
The Santa Monica Pier, behind DK Donuts
"The Guardian" at The Red Cross, 1450 11th St., SM

Aquatic Mural at Ladd's Liquors, SM Blvd.

Santa Monica Dog Town Boys, 10th & Wilshire, in the alley behind El Cholo

Pulitzer Prize Winning Food Critic and Author, Jonathan Gold (RIP)
1534 Montana Ave., SM
The Divine Godmother Sandwich
Lunch at Virginia Park, SM
"Our Pico Neighborhood" by East Los Streetscapers, 2115 Pico Blvd., SM
"Create," 2116 Pico Blvd., SM
"A Place Called Home," 2019 Pico Blvd. (alley)
I love this boring 60s apartment building painted to look like colorful row houses
We happened upon this Disney-like mural near 20th and Pico, SM

All in all, it was a pretty good day! We wound around the streets of Santa Monica and saw some very interesting street art. The sandwich was great too!
This evening, there will be cocktails, presents and a lovely dinner provided by Chef Arnaud at , Bloom Cafe.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY HONEY!

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