Monday, November 9, 2009

montana avenue, santa monica


My first narrowed photo. People often call this tony avenue in Santa Monica "cute"--but one day, I looked carefully to realize that it stretches up to six cars wide at points. Despite being so wide, straight, and otherwise built for speed, traffic crawls along at 25 MPH due to looky-loos or parking hunters. Honking punctuates the air, creating a paradoxical scene that looks laid-back but actually feels quite tense. But what if it were half the width? And had half the cars? Now we're talking cute! Show it narrowed!

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