Photographer's Note

The last 24 pictures posted were taken on Route 66 and all but the 2nd and 3rd have been posted in date order on our east-west journey from Chicago to Los Angeles. The fabulous trip took nearly three weeks staying in a different motel each night and was organised by PhotoVentures in the UK. Most of the road is now by-passed by interstates and other highways leaving many towns to become ghost towns. Others have thrived using their Route 66 connections to promote tourism.

In 1920 Cyrus Avery led an effort to link Chicago to LA through his home town of Tulsa. Officially commisioned in 1926 it took several years to pave the 'Main Street of America'. In June 1935 the route was extended from downtown LA to its termination point at Santa Monica overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The pier has become the symbolic end for those travelling the famous road. So this is my final picture in the sequence (but have plenty more to post in the future)and although I didn't use a tripod I just had to post another view from Santa Monica pier to mark journey's end. The other picture from the pier is shown here

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Ann Jackman (annjackman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1768 W: 0 N: 4456] (21903)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-05-10
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/6.7, 1/15 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-08-22 9:57
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Points: 40
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