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Friday, April 18, 2008 Victorian Beach

2001 mural by Ray Constantine, Veterans Park, Redondo Beach, California

The Mural:

    In April 2001, the City of Redondo Beach unveiled its latest public artwork.  The Veterans Park Bandshell is now painted on the north, west, and south sides with a mural tribute to Redondo life in the early 1900s. Created by Los Angeles artist Ray Constantine, the panoramic three-sided Bandshell Mural includes the magnificent old Hotel Redondo, a beach scene with bathing beauties, a Pacific Electric red car, various ladies and gentlemen out for an afternoon stroll, and the old downtown.

    Mr. Constantine extensively researched Redondo Beach history and architecture.  He also poured over old photographs of residents, visitors, musicians, beachgoers, etc.  As a result, the mural truly captures the particular look and feel of the City at the turn of the last century.

    Veterans Park is located at the west end of Torrance Boulevard, west of Catalina Avenue, and just south of the Municipal Pier.

2001 mural by Ray Constantine, Veterans Park, Redondo Beach, California
2001 mural by Ray Constantine, Veterans Park, Redondo Beach, California
2001 mural by Ray Constantine, Veterans Park, Redondo Beach, California
2001 mural by Ray Constantine, Veterans Park, Redondo Beach, California
2001 mural by Ray Constantine, Veterans Park, Redondo Beach, California
2001 mural by Ray Constantine, Veterans Park, Redondo Beach, California
2001 mural by Ray Constantine, Veterans Park, Redondo Beach, California
2001 mural by Ray Constantine, Veterans Park, Redondo Beach, California
2001 mural by Ray Constantine, Veterans Park, Redondo Beach, California
2001 mural by Ray Constantine, Veterans Park, Redondo Beach, California
2001 mural by Ray Constantine, Veterans Park, Redondo Beach, California
2001 mural by Ray Constantine, Veterans Park, Redondo Beach, California
2001 mural by Ray Constantine, Veterans Park, Redondo Beach, California

The Veterans Park Bandshell -

The Veterans Park Bandshell - Redondo Beach, California
The Veterans Park Bandshell - Redondo Beach, California

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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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