Saturday, April 12, 2014
Is it summer yet?
Contrary to popular belief, Los Angeles does have seasons. Or at least we used to. Today's temps may only be in the seventies, but it's gotten to the point where we hit the nineties every month of the year. I know climate change deniers will point out that there are record highs approaching 100 for mid December, and every other month, but those past days were anomalies. Now, high temps and rainless winters are becoming the new norm. Good for those of us who like to get out and enjoy the outdoors. That is until we run out of water from ongoing drought.
As far as the location of these two photos. There aren't many cities in the United States where the hotels go right down to the beach. The two that came to mind were Miami and Honolulu. I went on line and searched images of Miami and Honolulu in the 1950s, but couldn't find a match for the hotel in the background, that I was sure of, from either city. I did notice that Honolulu had more palm trees, wider beaches, and hotels with fewer floors. So, unless corrected, I'm going with Hawaii. That's going on the assumption that these pictures were taken in the United States. Could be Mexico or the French Riviera for all I know.