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Thursday, March 27, 2008 The Unreal

Nothing seems real in California.  Maybe it's better that way. You get used to it.  This is Main Street in the section of Santa Monica called Ocean Park.

At a florist shop

Mural with shadows at a florist shop - Main Street, Ocean Park
Mural at a florist shop - Main Street, Ocean Park - dog detail

The unreal look down on the mural at the florist the two dogs face each other

Trompe l'oeil wall, Main Street, Ocean Park - woman and dog in window

You cannot enter the unreal.

Trompe l'oeil wall, Main Street, Ocean Park - door painted on brick
Trompe l'oeil wall, Main Street, Ocean Park - door painted on brick

It's not all dogs.

Gold cat in window of sushi restaurant, Main Street, Ocean Park
Ceramic pig on condo deck, Ocean Park, Santa Monica

And there are mermaids, or one mermaid.

Mermaid cocktail waitress in red boat above a restaurant, Main Street, Ocean Park
Mermaid cocktail waitress in red boat above a restaurant, Main Street, Ocean Park

Time to get one's bearings

Compass with coordinates in sidewalk in front of a restaurant, Main Street, Ocean Park

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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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