New Meeting: Point Fermin Lighthouse tour in San Pedro

From: Elle L.
Sent on: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 6:23 PM
Announcing a new meeting for Photographers and Digital Artists of Los Angeles!

What: Point Fermin Lighthouse tour in San Pedro

When: Saturday, March 8, 1:15 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Who should come: Anyone who is into photography and century old artchitecture, gardens, flowers, plant life and maybe old remains of a sunken city.

Why: It's FREE! Its' educational, and best of all a great opportunity to practice your love for photography.

Meeting Description: Point Fermin Lighthouse tour in San Pedro
Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 1:15 p.m.
Our tour will begin at 1:30 p.m. and will last approximately 45 minutes.
Admission is free to the public however, photography is not permitted inside the lighthouse during the tour. You can take as many photos as you want outside of the lighthouse; its architecture, beautiful gardens with its array of flowers and plant life, and if it is a clear day you can get great photos of Catalina Island, the nearby cliffs with the surrounding ocean and maybe get a chance to see a pod of dolphins or maybe whales migrating to Baja, California.

Afterwards we will have lunch at Walkers Caf? located just across the street from Point Fermin Park at 700 W Paseo Del Mar. The caf? serves an American fare of hamburgers and sandwiches and drinks from sodas to beer.

If we have the time let us peruse the Sunken City next to Walkers Caf?. For those who have never heard of San Pedros Sunken City here is a short scenario: in 1929 a sizeable section of land, about 600 blocks of Paseo Del Mar, began moving seaward and continued to slip until the mid 1930s. Movement was measured as much as 11 inches per day until all but two houses toppled into the sea.

Today, none of the houses remain but you can still see the surviving palm trees that line the remains of the old street, most of which have now been tagged by graffiti artists. I last visited the site 6 years ago before the city built a fence to keep outsiders from exploring the ruins. But I am sure people do find ways to get around the fence. Why? Because it is a great place for exploring, hiking, and photographing.

Check out this website from GoSleepGo.com that mentions San Pedros Sunken City:
http://www.gosleepgo.com/guide/us/ca/san-pedro/sunken-city

Point Fermin Lighthouse website:
http://www.pointferminlighthouse.org

Free parking is located in front of Point Fermin Park or along W. Paseo Del Mar or across the street along South Gaffey or nearby neighborhoods.

Learn more here:
http://photo.meetup.com/496/calendar/7366674/

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