It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...
Popeye impersonator, actor Dustin Harnish, talks with Jody Brettkelly about the short but remarkable life of his creator, Elzie Segar, at Segar’s gravesite at Woodlawn Cemetery on Sunday, August 15, 2010, during Santa Monica Conservancy’s "Adventures in Santa Monica" tour. "I yam what I yam and I yam what I yam that I yam," sings Popeye.
The tour featured 10 unique sites in and near Santa Monica with docents at each location to give participants the inside scoop.
People walk walk past a tile mural art work by Anne Marie Karlsen entitled “Wheels” (2010) on Friday, August 13, 2010. The art work is on parking structure # 7 at Santa Monica Place on Second Street. Depending on one's vantage point, the composition of Wheels transforms, revealing new forms and replicating circular motion. From afar, the wheel motif in the artwork is loosely inspired by the Pacific Wheel on the Santa Monica Pier, and upon closer examination, abstract shapes within the circular forms are, in fact, photographic images of the retired Pacific Wheel in motion. The effect is topsy-turvy. The color is bold and joyous. The history of Santa Monica is told.
Guitarist Eric Krasno from Soulive performs at the Santa Monica Pier during the 26th Annual Twilight Dance Series on Thursday, August 12, 2010.
Vocalist Afrodyete and Mixmaster Wolf from The Breakestra perform at the Santa Monica Pier during the 26th Annual Twilight Dance Series on Thursday, August 12, 2010.
Horse-drawn steam-powered fire engine drawn by three white horses lead 16 Australian firefighters and 20 American police, firefighters and EMTs on Santa Monica Pier commencing The Tour of Duty Run on Thursday, August 12, 2010. The Tour of Duty Run is a journey that will run from Los Angeles to New York, finishing at the World Trade Center site to commemorate 9/11.