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December 25, 2005 - So Very Los Angeles

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Thursday, December 22, 2005 - a storm a thousand miles out in the Pacific brings the highest surf anyone can remember. Inland it was sunny and eighty, but the beaches were socked in with fog. But it's Christmas. Irving Berlin wrote "White Christmas" one December out here while sitting in the sun under a palm by a pool just down Sunset Boulevard, as he explains in the words to the seldom-performed verse before the main melody. It's odd out here. Here, Santa and surfers -

There's a photo album of thirty-five shots you will find


Christmas on 42nd Street in Manhattan - Manhattan Beach, California that is -  

Manhattan Beach, 22 December 2005

On the strand, snowmen and palm trees – 

Manhattan Beach, 22 December 2005

On the strand, a very odd Santa – 

Manhattan Beach, 22 December 2005

But there are little touches, like Santa's train - 

Manhattan Beach, 22 December 2005

And there is this cool railing – 

Manhattan Beach, 22 December 2005

Here Santa watches the surfers from his glass room high above the strand – 

Manhattan Beach, 22 December 2005

In a store window -

Manhattan Beach, 22 December 2005

The tree on Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach -

Hermosa Beach, 22 December 2005

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These were shot with a Nikon D70 – lens AF-5 Nikor 18-70mm 1:35-4.5G ED or AF Nikor 70-300mm telephoto.

They were modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0



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