A Day In Santa Monica


Santa Monica is a city for everyone to enjoy! It's a place to shop, and to watch street performers. Musicians, magicians, acrobats to name a few.

Third Street Promenade is located only a few blocks away from the beach, and offers a very lively atmosphere with many visitors from all over the world. It’s sealed off from the traffic, and the pedestrians enjoy the huge selection of stores, restaurants, and entertainments here. If you are one of those shopping lovers, this is definitely the place to go, and if you are the boyfriend of a shopping lover, worry not. It’s also the place for you! There are so many performances on the Third Street by musicians, magicians, or acrobats to name a few, so you will not be bored while you are waiting for your girlfriend to go through all the stores!

Once you are done exploring the city, you might want to walk just a few blocks to go to the most famous Santa Monica Pier. Although I’ve been living in L.A. for the last 9 years, I never had a chance to go to there until very recently. I know, shame on me…. but ever since I went there for the first time, I’d been wanting to go back there, and the LC-A race gave me a great excuse to do so! I love the fact that the little fair is located on the beach. My favorite is definitely the Ferris wheel where I can enjoy the view of the coast as it goes around. Besides the rides, there is also video arcade and many games that you can play for prizes, which for sure, the kids would love if you were traveling with one.

Okay, I’m pretty sure it’s about the time you want to do something that doesn’t cost you any money after spending a day on the Third Street and the Pier, so I’m going to tell you my other favorite spot to visit. When you are done with the Pier, don’t go straight back where you came from. Instead, go down on the beach to relax, or play if you still have energy left. There are balancing bars, ropes, and well, all the gymnastic stuff here and it is a lot of fun to just play around without worrying about spending more money!!! And I’m pretty sure that you, Lomo maniacs, would love taking pictures here because the view of the Pier from the beach is stunning as the sun goes down:)

written by sugiyamasatomi on 2009-09-04 in #world #locations


  1. dogma
    dogma ·

    Love that deep green colors!

  2. stouf
    stouf ·

    Hohohoooo !!! That post is really something ! Very impressive shots !!!

  3. deeseeohecks
    deeseeohecks ·

    Nice shots, I wouldn't mind popping down there.

  4. disdis
    disdis ·

    A winning location? Really awesome pictures!

  5. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    Absolutely lovely =) So many great shots in here... =))

  6. rob101
    rob101 ·

    Great post, and amazing shots, I love shot 10 but so many other good ones :D

  7. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    A lomogenic place...a huge amount of great shots

  8. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    Really great gallery.

  9. sugiyamasatomi
    sugiyamasatomi ·

    Wow, thank you for such nice words, everyone! Reading all your commens made me glad that I went there 3 times to take pictures after the bad weather, and also waited hours to take the night shots....and, and...really, THANK YOU!

  10. rexhibitionist
    rexhibitionist ·

    Lomographer Was Here!


More Interesting Articles

  • Manchester-based Band Money's NYC Performance as Seen Through Through the Petzval Lens

    written by antoniocastello on 2014-12-05 in #lifestyle

    Manchester is giving birth to a new generation of up-and-coming artists and musicians. Among them is indie band Money, which performed at the recently held CMJ Music Marathon in New York City. Check out a video of the band's recent performance.

  • Photo of the Day by mafiosa

    written by cheeo on 2014-03-22 in #news
    Photo of the Day by mafiosa

    This photo looks like it comes from a tale of fire and ice! Enjoy this street snap that flawlessly combined fiery red and icy blue colors in one go. Congratulations to mafiosa for having our Photo of the Day!

  • Lomography Day Trips: Bandung, Indonesia, Part 1 - Join Our Lomowalk!

    written by adi_totp on 2014-09-08 in #world #locations
    Lomography Day Trips: Bandung, Indonesia, Part 1 - Join Our Lomowalk!

    Where do I begin? Believe me, I know many places in Bandung. From a cozy cafe to where the famous street food and maybe even drinks can be found, to places for lomowalks, it would be my pleasure to show you all around Bandung - the city I love and the city of love!

  • Shop News

    Change the View in an Instant

    Change the View in an Instant

    Extend the Borders of Instant Photography with the World’s Most Creative Instant Camera System Packed With Fun Features and say hello to the Lomo'Instant Camera! The Lomo'Instant is the perfectly sized Instant Camera to take wherever you go! It’s the most creative way to shoot fantastic photos which you can share anywhere and with everyone in an instant.

  • Fresh from My Darkroom: Yoga for Africa!

    written by sirio174 on 2014-06-16 in #lifestyle
    Fresh from My Darkroom: Yoga for Africa!

    Last Sunday, a great yoga event was held in Cernobbio, a small tourist town near the city of Como. Local association Breathe Como made a performance of power yoga exercises to raise funds for Africa. I developed the film a few days ago, and today I'll show the photos to you! I call this "Fresh From My Darkroom" because I developed the black and white films by myself! Take a look!

  • Lomography Day Trips: Get Some Rest in Tavira, Portugal

    written by tessaj on 2014-04-06 in #world #locations
    Lomography Day Trips: Get Some Rest in Tavira, Portugal

    Looking for a place for a few days of rest? The little city in Tavira has great beaches, amazing nature and a Mediterranean climate: the same features as the rest of the Algarve region, but less touristy.

  • Lomography Day Trips: Escaping the City to Lembang

    written by hervinsyah on 2014-08-27 in #world #locations
    Lomography Day Trips: Escaping the City to Lembang

    Lembang, a suburb above Bandung in Indonesia, is the best place to take a day trip because it is quite near from the city and has a relaxing atmosphere.

  • Shop News

    A Very Special Portrait Lens

    A Very Special Portrait Lens

    Photos shot with a New Petzval lens are immediately recognizable for their super-sharp focus areas and wonderful swirly bokeh effect. Each New Petzval lens is crafted from brass (just like the original Petzval lens) and features premium glass optics. Together with Lomography, the lenses have been designed and constructed by a team of optics specialists at the Zenit factory in Russia. Zenit are master lens manufacturers and have the skill to build the Petzval lens for use with today’s SLR cameras.

  • Finding Humanity in the Streets with Soomin Yim

    written by chooolss on 2014-11-12 in #lifestyle
    Finding Humanity in the Streets with Soomin Yim

    Stop bath is a type of chemical used in the darkroom for processing black and white film, aptly named as such because it halts the development of the images. In this case, stop bath is also part of the title that Korean analogue street photographer <b><a href="http://instagram.com/sooeatsyourstreetforbreakfast">Soomin Yim</a></b> has given her body of work, "Stop Bath the City," to represent the forgotten faces of people in the city amid rapid modernization, captured and immortalized on black and white film.

  • Online Promotion: Summer Bazaar (Asia Only) !

    written by sanamiii on 2014-05-22 in #news
    Online Promotion: Summer Bazaar (Asia Only) !

    Summer is always thrilling and worth looking forward to. There are so many exciting things to do: trips to the seaside, chilling out with friends with beer and music, and going on surfing holidays, to name a few. To make summer even more fun is the ongoing Summer Bazaar in the Lomography Online Shop!

  • Exploring Kolkata, India

    written by priyankamehta13 on 2014-04-14 in #world #locations
    Exploring Kolkata, India

    Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, was once the great capital of India back when the British ruled our country. This is my hometown, and not the place I study in. I enjoy photographing various urban scenes around it and this is a curated gallery of sorts introducing the old city for you wonderful people.

  • Shop News

    Take the Harpy on a ride!

    Take the Harpy on a ride!

    Take your camera on a safe ride with your bike. This sturdy ZKIN leather bag protects your Diana F+ sized cameras and Lens. Remove the loops and you have a stylish shoulder bag!

  • Transient Living: The Craft and the Craftsmen of Denver, Colorado

    written by maliha on 2014-12-10 in #world #locations
    Transient Living: The Craft and the Craftsmen of Denver, Colorado

    The people of a city, to me, speak volumes about its culture and sense of community. And that is why I sought out the people who make Denver that much more interesting after the initial period of settling down. My search lead to a few establishments that have contributed to making Denver what it is today. In the second story on Transient Living, I present to you two of such establishments: The Craftsman & Apprentice, and A Small Print Shop.

  • Summer Hot Spots: Soak Your Troubles Away at the Széchenyi Baths, Budapest

    written by inanothertown on 2014-08-29 in #world #locations
    Summer Hot Spots: Soak Your Troubles Away at the Széchenyi Baths, Budapest

    Need a break from a hot day walking around the city in Budapest? Why don't you visit the Széchenyi baths situated at the City Park and enjoy the warm thermal waters in beautiful surroundings? If you are up for it, you can play a game of chess, too, while enjoying yourself at one of the outdoor pools.

  • The New Petzval Lens Through the Seasons

    written by jillytanrad on 2014-06-06 in #lifestyle
    The New Petzval Lens Through the Seasons

    The New Petzval Lens is not only known for its elegant brass exterior, but most importantly for the swirly bokeh effect it can bring to photographs. It makes a great portrait lens and performs exceptionally when taking photos of subjects against textured or lit backgrounds, day or night. And it does all these, in wet or dry weather; in any season – winter, spring, summer, or fall.