I've never heard it so quiet here. We live about 0.5 miles from the 405, and you don't realize how much background noise the freeway makes, constantly, 24 hours a day, until it's suddenly gone, and all there is in its place is silence. Complete and utter silence. Extraordinary.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Santa Monica Pier 100th & Fireworks
Fourth of July Fireworks
Interlude: the Beach