Tuesday, January 13, 2009

My World Tuesday - Redondo Beach

In my hay day, when we wanted something to do on a Saturday we'd hit Redondo Beach. It was only about 20 minutes away on the streets and it was not only visually appealing but there was always plenty to do, especially if you went to the pier.

This first photo is from the main street we always took heading towards the pier looking down one of the side streets.


This main thoroughfair has an intermittent mix of stores and restaurants, and housing. It's a great tourist trap (and I love tourist traps), and also great entertainment for the local residents.



At the west end of the pier (we'd pass this before getting to the pier), there is a mini restaurant row. Fine dining with a view of the pier and ocean. Wonderful ambiance!


Though there are a few ways to actually park and enter the pier, this is the main entrance to the huge parking structure.


The rest of these will just be shots of the pier itself.






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17 comments:

WillThink4Wine said...

It looks like a fun place! It reminds me of Revere Beach, the next town over from where I grew up, but I was too young to go before we moved from there to fully appreciate it. My parents tell great stories about it!

George said...

This looks like a wonderful place to spend a Saturday afternoon. Thanks for taking us along.

Gaelyn said...

Nice tour. Haven't been to the Redondo pier since the mid-1970s and it sure looks different.

fishing guy said...

T: What neat views of a super looking area especially while sitting in a snowstorm.

Kathy said...

I agree with George it would be a great way to spend a saturday. Of course I think I could enjoy myself any day of the week. Great shots.

imac said...

I used to like to go on Piers, when I was young, spend money on the slot machines.
Great shots.

Mary said...

An excellent view of California living! Nice slice of life and very warm looking for us frozen ones in the east and midwest :-)

Connie said...

I love going to the pier and walking around the shops. They usually have great places to eat too. Love your pictures.

BNS said...

I've never been to Redondo Beach, but now I'm putting it on my list. Thanks for the nice introduction!

Bobbie

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

It does not seem to have changed much since I was last there, just got older like me. LOL!!

Arija said...

Love how busy the pier is and how many people take advantage of the facility.

Larry Jordan said...

Ah Redondo Beach! Where the surf is up and the night life is good too.

Thanks for the mini tour. It looks like fun to be had by all down there.

antigoni said...

Great photos and post!

Jedediah said...

Thanks for the tour, I enjoyed the pictures.

Greyscale Territory said...

This looks like a fascinating place to wander! I could spend hours there easily, especially with water nearby!

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Marvelous your World!

I liked very much!

My World is similar to your!

Luiz

Marites said...

looks like an interesting place and i don't mind it being a tourist trap hehehehe! oh, and the day was beautiful too:) btw, my world is here