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There is nothing to see here folks. The buildings are not unique and are quite bland.
The courthouse is located near as is the police department.
Unless you have business there, I can not think of one reason you would want to go there, unless...More
I have been in this building many times. I used to volunteer as a Commissioner for the City of Santa Monica. You can generally come here Tuesday nights to listen to a City Council Meeting or even grab a "chit" (small sheet of paper) to...More
As LA suburban public buildings go, this one is a jewel. I suspect the 1930s architect may have been strongly influenced by Emperor Ming's Palace in the old Flash Gordon movies. Or maybe he even designed the sets. Take that wonderful parti-colored front door surround,...More
If you enjoy history like I do, I highly recommend that you check out Santa Monica City Hall. The building has beautiful architectural details that are reminiscent of a bygone era. There are real wood accents and art deco details that are noteworthy for anyone...More
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller
coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.