daniel took me on santa monica pier
the light is incredible here
with a quality & a crispness far surpassing that of the brighton light i so often marvel at
which is obviously one of the main reasons why the film industry is here
also the sun sets really quickly – u dont get an hour of dusk like we do – more like 10 mins & bam! its proper dark
surprisingly 4 a country where everything is supersized, the pier is very small
there were seagulls, tho not loads like we have, pigeons & pelicans
it’s fascinating bcos altho at first glance everything seems so similiar 2 england, look a little closer & there R so many subtle but significant differences.