Friday, July 22, 2011
Few photos from a recent visit to Santa Monica and my first time seeing their camera obscura in action. It was kind of tricky to get to it, there's the big sign (shown above) but we walked around looking for the entrance and all we kept seeing were community senior citizen center signs. Finally we saw an almost hidden sign with an arrow pointing up with Camera Obscura and something about asking for the key inside. So we went inside the center (asked) and found a small room on the second floor with a white table at it's center where the camera projects and with a ship wheel at it's side to turn and control the camera. I left wishing I had one of these at home... for spying mostly? That and everything looks sort of magical and blurry when it's projected. Also, I'm sure a camera obscura will come in handy when the Zombies attack (I'm in the middle of reading a zombie book right now).
Top and Bottom: Camera views of beach.
The wheel that controlled the camera.
This was the non-camera obscura view of the beach that day.
We had these on the boardwalk, I ♥ Fries.
Lastly, the band Camera Obscura sings Rod Stewart.
Have you heard it before? It's lovely!
PS. for more on the Santa Monica Camera Obscura be sure to visit *HERE* ALSO wishes for a wonderful weekend mis amores... I'm so glad it finally arrived. ⚓