Sunday, August 15, 2010

Old Towne Mall- Carousel Gift Shop

If it was the early 1970's and you found yourself in the Old Towne Mall looking for that perfect gift for your loved one, then the Carousel Gift Shop was just the place for you. This picture shows the plethora of items for sale here. They have all of the typical seventies gifts; owls, mushrooms, caricatured statues, pictures of bread and wine, and lots of pottery. Notice the excitement in the faces of the shoppers as they browse their wonderful selections.

This is another view of the store, located right at the cable car entrance on the north side of the mall.

Here you can see the cable car in the background. You can also see the amazing carpet in the store. I like the quick transition from brick street to deep red carpet.

This ad touts the Carousel Gift Shop as not only the largest Hallmark card and gift shop in the southland, but also as the most beautiful. Many of the stores' names were relevant to the theme of Old Towne, as the Old Towne Carousel was the centerpiece of the mall.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Catalina- Captured German Machine Gun

Located in a small park in Avalon, Catalina is this World War I German machine gun which was donated to the city of Avalon in 1925. Notice the helmet mounted at the base of the gun.

This picture shows the plaque at the base. CATALINA ISLAND POST NO. 137 AMERICAN LEGION.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Redondo Beach Pier- Green Seahorse, Blue Seahorse

This is the last of the sea creature tile murals at the Redondo Beach Pier. This green seahorse matches the blue one seen along the same path.

The blue one. This entire set of tile murals is such a nice detail to the pier.

Here's a view of the section of the bike path with the tiles.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Redondo Beach Pier- Green Starfish, Blue Starfish

Here's another set of tile murals from the Redondo Beach Pier. This green starfish is along the bike path near the international boardwalk.

The blue starfish which matches the green one.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Redondo Beach Pier- Green Seagull, Blue Seagull

This Green tile mural of a seagull is located at the Redondo Beach Pier, along the bike path.

The other seagull, which is identical in style to the green one.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Redondo Beach Pier- Green turtle, Blue Turtle

Here's another set of tile murals from the Redondo Beach Pier. This time it's a couple of sea turtles.

The blue Turtle. The tiles are staggered blue, green, blue, green, etc.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Redondo Beach Pier- Green Fish, Blue Fish

Here's a couple of retro tile murals located just above the international boardwalk at the Redondo Beach Pier. There are two sets of these murals, one green and one blue. Each containing matching pairs of sea creatures.

The blue fish. These tiles line the bike path and add a nice nautical element to the area.