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There was only a slight haze that day as I took my photos, and this view of Santa Monica wasn’t to be ignored.  So much of the coast is undeveloped, either deliberately or through the high cost of land in the area.  Either way,  it pleases me that so much is still relatively virgin land.

The overcast day made for some very nice contrast between the blue of the water and the varied greens of the rolling hills.  Homes line the shore, offering spectacular views of daily sunsets and Moon risings and settings.

As you may well imagine, the property tax rate for these seaside homes is astronomical, and sadly, you always see “For Sale” signs along the road.  The bad economy has affected far more people than just you and I.