So, we’re now into the New Year (2019). We stayed in Long Beach until January 6th, when we sailed on the Coral Princess for our Ocean-to-Ocean cruise with passage through the Panama Canal.
On two of those days, we visited the Aquarium and the Queen Mary, but those photos merit their own posts. Maybe even multiple posts. For the remainder of the days, we wandered the waterfront, snapping photos.
This, then, is a visual tour of what caught my interest enough to merit me snapping a photo. Mind you, I have a facile shutter finger . . . I tend to snap far more photos than is probably good for me. Well, I enjoy it, so maybe it is good for me.
One other reason I use the P900 is that it was easier to take hand-held movies with the P900 than my then camera, the D7000 .
The above scene gives you a small flavor of what the place looked like while we were there.
I previously mentioned scooters . . . and here’s an example. Lots of people rode these things, some of them recklessly.
Here’s a smaller version of the pedal cars in the video . . .
Of course, there are always birds around . . . sometimes looking stoned (this was California, after all) . . .
. . . trying to score some grass, I’d wager.
Here’s a leisurely look at one of the larger pedal cars.
And here’s a nifty water tower (or so I was told) . . .
I was comforted in knowing I wasn’t the only coot around . . .
. . . also, funnel cakes provided comfort . . .
. . . and bears . . .
. . . and American-Indians . . .
I mentioned just about anything is likely to catch my attention, and that includes the local flora.
It’s reasonable to assume that might be the aquarium, but no, it’s the convention center.
Here’s a wider shot with the Rainbow Lagoon in the foreground.
You might wonder why I snapped this next photo . . .
I always snap photos of unidentified bottle caps so that later I can do a search and determine the brand . . . which right now slips my mind.
This next shot is taken from the floor we were on and gives a decent view of the convention center and the beach beyond it.
Here’s a zoomed-out shot . . .
You’d think I’d have lots of interesting photos, but most of the photos in the gallery are of these trees . . .
Not sure why they fascinated me so . . .
Also these cultivated plants . . .
Oh, dolphins . . . I’ll always photograph dolphins.
If you ever want a burial at sea, or know someone who wants to be buried at sea, Long Beach is one of the places to visit.
Here are a few shots from the lighthouse.
I occasionally notice a scene that makes me want to try a oneowner-type shot . . .
I can’t really pull it off, but it’s mildly interesting.
On the day before the cruise, some clouds moved in, but no rain.
Anyway, that’s it for this post. The full gallery is HERE, and the slideshow is below.
Slideshow for the Long Beach 2019 – Jan 01-05 Gallery — 47 photos
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