31 December 2014

The Sunken City

Last month a friend and I took a hop over a wall and a crawl under a fence to reach San Pedro's "sunken city". The story is that in 1929 a huge landslide caused the neighborhood atop the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean to collapse, over time leaving foundations, streetcar tracks, pipes, trees, and pavement as remains of what once existed. The sunken city has become a popular location for street artists, with many huge rocks and slabs of concrete perfect for graffiti. Here are some photographs I took that day, I look forward to visiting again in the future.

Oh, and as it is 9:30PM here on the west coast, I hope that everyone has a very happy new year. May 2015 be the best year yet!

All photographs © Monika Seitz Vega, 2014.

19 December 2014

A very fisheye Disneyland

Our Lomography fisheye camera (the #1, which they no longer make in the color + model we have) is special not only for it's 170 degree range but also because it was the first toy camera in our camera collection. Though it may not be heavy in the rotation, it's still fun to take out and shoot with, as it was on this October day we spent at the Happiest Place on Earth.

Here they are, in chronological order throughout the day. Enjoy °o°

All photographs © Monika Seitz Vega, 2014.