Jolly Roger. Ready on Arrival (1966), via airboyd on YouTube.
I found this great map. It’s available on the Santa Monica digital library. The map itself has amazing detail. It also covers the entire length of the Westgate Line, a trolley service once operated by the Los Angeles Pacific Railway. The Westgate branch used to travel along San Vicente Boulevard, branching off the Sawtelle line on Santa Monica Boulevard. The trolley route… Read More Santa Monica City Map, 1910
“En garde Madame LaGarde!” America’s allies plan to confront Trump over his trade and climate policies at the G7 summit, which Trump now plans to leave early. Other leaders warned if he refuses to sign onto the goals the group hatches, they will proceed without the U.S., further isolating the country from longtime partners. —… Read More Trump departs early from a tense G-7 summit after rattling allies with trade threats
This is a gif of a woman hugging a kangaroo. The kangaroo is loving it. That is all. Please move along. Found via r/funny.
One of the people in this photo is clueless. Can you figure out who? I’m not terribly familiar with protocol for meeting with the holy father. But this photo is still striking. Such contrast. Donny’s grin is exceptionally out of place here. And Fred Trump (Donny’s dad) was no fan of the Roman Catholic church. To quote Dubya, it’s another… Read More A Dress Rehearsal for Democracy’s Funeral
Photos of the 1983 El Niño beach erosion in Venice Beach, California. Photos show the lifeguards’ “HQ” building featured in the television show Bay Watch.… Read More Venice ’83
I just found this astonishing panorama and had to share it. You can find the photo on the website for the Huntington Library’s digital archive project. The subject of the photo is the beach next to the Lick Pier that once straddled the southern border of Santa Monica. The detail captured is quite remarkable. I downloaded… Read More The End of the Boardwalk, 1929
You have to love this. I found this while browsing USC’s digital archives. I can’t believe how empty it all looks. I guess maybe it wasn’t until the space race that LA stopped being such a sleepy beach town. Source: Aerial view of the control tower administration building at the new jet age terminal at Los… Read More LAX, September 1961
Another great print scanned by the USC Digital Library. This one shows the intersection of Westminster Avenue at Abbot Kinney. The perspective is looking to the southeast, in the southerly direction of traffic.… Read More Abbot Kinney at Westminster During Prohibition