Tuesday

[travel] Santa Monica

We stopped at Santa Monica for lunch and a walk out to the pier. It was crazy-busy here, with lots of people and performers everywhere.

Santa Monica

Santa Monica

Santa Monica

This guy, Arthur Nakane, truly was a one-man band. His whole set-up is made from PVC piping. He sang, played the harmonica, pressed all those pedals with his feet. The drum stick fixed to his guitar like a bayonet was for hitting the symbols and the smaller stick pointing down is for pressing keyboard keys- all while he's playing the guitar. It was pretty incredible.

Santa Monica

Santa Monica

This was the most moving thing that I saw, though:

Santa Monica

Each Sunday from sunrise to sunset, a temporary memorial appears next to the world-famous pier at Santa Monica, California. This memorial, known as Arlington West, a project of Veterans For Peace, offers visitors a graceful, visually and emotionally powerful, place for reflection.

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