Today was odd.
Went down to the Santa Monica Pier to get some shots and saw.....
- The brass plaque at the end of Santa Monica Boulevard pinpointing the official end of Route 66.
- Cops climbing onto the roof of a senior citizens facility obviously searching for something as the coroner's team pushed a body past us.
- Tons of homeless people in picturesque surroundings curled up with their belongings as celebrities lunched across the street at Ivy at the Shore.
- After finally migrating this gauntlet of visuals and making it to the pier, we descend to the beach and into a sea of white crosses signifying each military person killed in Iraq.
Death & despair in a setting of carnival overpriced real estate.
Sometimes, it's necessary to be confronted with such sights to really value everything you have.