Sunday, April 6, 2008

sunday drive: malibu

Although the entire stretch of California Highway 1 between Dana Point and Oxnard is designated Pacific Coast Highway, it does not run its entire length along the ocean.

Specifically, it turns inward at Long Beach and does not return to the oceans edge until Santa Monica, where it runs along the coast through Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Castellmare, and Malibu on the way to Oxnard. This section is quite old, dating to 1929. For today's sunday drive we are going to Malibu- dazzling movie star hideout but also quaint and old. Some parts are untouched from the 20's with lots of 40's, 50's and 60's. Of course, vintage signage and old architecture along with some natural beauty for your enjoyment. I'll let the photos speak for themselves, but included is a Quonset hut market in Topanga Canyon, the building in castellmare that housed Thelma Todd's Cafe in the 30's and the Malibu Pier. Twenty seven miles of scenic beauty. Enjoy.

More photos here


citizen jane said...

Fantastic photos. I especially dig the Colony House Liquors/Malibu Grooming Company. That sounds like someplace I could happily spend an afternoon...

Willym said...

Love these Sunday morning jaunts... I look forward to them. A corner of the world seen through your eyes.