Thursday Doors – 02/01/2018

These doors are from an area of Santa Monica known as “North of Montana Ave.” It’s a pretty and posh area, where even the simplest houses cost over $3 million. I like to take walks there since it’s close to Brentwood, where we live, and the streets are beautiful and quiet, in spite of their proximity to busy Montana Ave with its many shops and restaurants. The doors below are not from the more luxurious houses –those are fenced in and you can’t photograph them– and the houses vary in architectural style and size. They are all interesting, each with its own charm.

Fleeing

I shot this photograph on the day Hawaiians woke up to a false alarm about an incoming ballistic missile. Although it was a false alarm, it took the state authorities 40 minutes to tell the population to disregard it, so panic ensued. When reviewing my photos, I thought this scene looked like panicked parents rushing their children to safety. Thus the title…