As many of you know, I live in the Los Angeles suburb of Manhattan Beach, one of the three “beach cities,” near LAX. I love Manhattan big time, as well as next door Hermosa and Redondo Beach.
They’re Southern California beach cities at their best, each one a little different, with the classic L.A. beach vibe of surf, volleyball, sunshine, beach love and all those great photo opps.
So please join me and my mom Judy on a video photowalk of Redondo, as we explore the marina, Strand, Esplanade and end up at one of her two favorite local restaurants, the Riviera Mexican Grill.
And read all about Redondo in a piece I just penned for the Easy Reader, the weekly community newspaper for the Beach Cities.
BTW, I originally posted a version of this episode in 2019, pre-COVID, then recently re-cut it and added all new music. It’s a real family affair, with five compositions from my talented brother James “Jez” Graham, and four from my Photowalks executive producer Peter Spirer, who is a whiz on the guitar.
Newsflash: season 3 of Photowalks will be debuting with all-new episodes January 11 with a hot new sponsor, so stay tuned for more info on that!
Photos really make the best gift
I heard from several of you yesterday with heartfelt comments re my Saturday post about photos for the holidays. Here are two greats:
John Dukes, the ultra-talented Maryland photographer: “I am doing this same thing he suggests in this article, by giving the gift of photography this year, too. People absolutely love this and to many folks, it is so much more meaningful and special to them than any other tangible thing that can be bought in a store…If it comes from the heart, that is what matters most!
Lenny LaRocca, the friendly South Bay real estate agent: The post “helps us get reconnected to the true meaning of the holidays and sharing a photo of ourselves to family and friends which last a lifetime!”
And finally, a funny comment from my mom, who took umbrage at my disparaging of sweaters. I said a great photo trumps a sweater any day. “Sweaters are ok if they come from Topaz Knitwear,” said Judy, whose company makes homemade sweaters.
Yes Mom, and that’s the point. If it’s homemade and from the heart and not store bought, it’s cool, as are you!
Happy Sunday all!