Long Beach Daily Photo: May 2006

Long Beach Daily Photo

A daily picture taken in and around the city I call home ~ Long Beach, California

Sunday, May 28, 2006


Please remember our friends who are suffering today due to the tragedy in Indonesia!

Friday, May 19, 2006

Computer Issues

Due to a computer failure, I've been unable to post to Long Beach Daily Photo. My computer is being overhauled this weekend and should be back in tip-top shape come next Monday.

Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Millard Canyon

Went on a hike recently through Millard Canyon, about 30 miles north east of Long Beach. I shot this photo of a stream that we kept crossing during our hike. It was a beautiful, but long hike.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Train Station

I snapped this shot as I was getting on the train this morning to head to work. The marine layer (fog) is thick this morning, but should burn off by this afternoon and be a beautiful day.

Sunday, May 14, 2006


Sun setting on the Westin Hotel in downtown Long Beach.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Performing Arts Center

The Long Beach Performing Arts Center, part of the Long Beach Convention Center Complex, is located in the heart of downtown Long Beach. It sits at the head of Long Beach Boulevard on Ocean Boulevard. Upcoming shows include Melissa Etheridge and Sesame Street Live. There's nothing really spectacular about the building or architecture...maybe that's what makes it unique.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Gas Lamp

The other day I was walking past the Post Office in downtown Long Beach and saw these amazing old gas lamps on either side of the front entrance. They look to be about 5 or 6 feet tall and are approximately 2 or 3 feet around and bookend the front entrance. I decided to use the Sephia setting on my camera to kind of capture the "oldness" of them. The Post Office was built sometime around 1900.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Bluff Park

An early evening shot of Bluff Park overlooking the Long Beach Pier

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Island White

Island White sits in the harbor just across the street from my house. It is an artificial island built, along with 3 others, to drill oil and/or natural gas (not certain which). Three of the islands were named after the men who died on Apollo 1. The other was named after the first person to die "in the line of duty" in the space program (Freeman). I'm not sure when the islands were built, but fascades were designed for all of them, purportedly by Walt Disney, to present a more attractive front thus not offending the more "delicate" senses of those who live along the water. At night they are lit up with pastel colored lights.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Peach Blossoms

My peach tree has been in full blossom. Hopefully the peaches are as tasty as the blossoms are beautiful.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Wild Rose

I saw this wild rose growing on my backyard fence and snapped a quick shot. Turned out better than I expected.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

May Gray

View of Ocean Blvd. from my front porch on a lazy Sunday morning. The marine layer has been very thick so far this month of May. We here in Southern California call this phenomenon "May Gray." Yesterday it didn't burn off until mid-afternoon.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Milk Door

The other day I was looking out my kitchen window and noticed the silhouette pictured above next to my neighbor's kitchen window. After a little research, I've discovered that underneath the paint, is the original "milk door" used by the milkmen who delivered milk in glass jars. My neighbor's house was built sometime between 1910 and 1920.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Travel Smart...Take Metro

Transit Mall ~ 1st & Pine ~ Long Beach, CA