We carpooled with my parents, and arrived while the group was still stuck in customs. So we wandered around the Santa Monica Promenade and pier for a bit. Not surprisingly, there were some strange things about, like this turtle-themed drinking fountain.
Then there was this sign, on the Johannes van Tilburg Building, which I couldn’t quite decide how to take. “Free Will?” “Free Willy?”
The most disturbing was probably this mash-up of two movies on one of the many theaters on the promenade:
Is the American public ready for that film?
There are topiaries sculpted into the forms of dinosaurs scattered along the promenade. This stegosaurus came out the best:
As I mentioned, we did wander out to the Santa Monica Pier after a bit. Nothing terribly odd, just a couple of photos to set the scene: