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Friday, August 22, 2008 Parking Lot Art

The parking lot at Chinois on Main, 2709 Main Street, Santa Monica Wolfgang Puck's other restaurant, opened in 1983 after his initial success with Spago considered one of top restaurants in North America.  Think Asian-French-Southwest fusion Cantonese duck, foie gras, baby back pork ribs in a honey-chili sauce, Louisiana shrimp with Chinese mustard, and Mongolian lamb chops and you see the parking lot art sort of fits.  Show biz folks hang out here but not on an early Thursday morning.  No one is around.

Mural in the parking lot at Chinois on Main, 2709 Main Street, Santa Monica
Mural in the parking lot at Chinois on Main, 2709 Main Street, Santa Monica

Around the corner, we who are not famous frequent the Enterprise Fish Company and the art you see from the parking lot across the street is amusing.

Sign with lamps at Enterprise Fish Company, 174 Kinney Street, Santa Monica

Nearby, for the casual, there's Wildflour Pizza

Sign at Wildflour Pizza, Main Street, Santa Monica

Park at the local pet shop and you'll see this

Red Dog on White Brick - Main Street, Santa Monica

The traffic signal on the corner

Liberty Bell, American Express - stickers on traffic signal, Santa Monica

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Technical Note:

Photographs after March 3, 2008, were taken with a Nikon D200 or a Nikon D70 when noted. All previous photographs were taken with the D70. The lenses used are (1) AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or (2) AF Nikkor 70-300 mm telephoto, or (3) AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200 mm f/4-5.6G ED. Photography here is modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0.  The earliest photography in the archives was done with a Sony Mavica digital still camera (MVC-FD-88) with built-in digital zoom.

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