Santa Mónica Camera Obscura

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Senior Recreation Center, 1450 Ocean Blvd
CA 90401, Santa Monica, USA
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Built in 1898 by Robert F. Jones, and given to the city in 1907, the camera spent almost 50 years documenting life on the Santa Monica beach. In 1955 the mechanism was installed in the nearby Senior Recreation Center. Many images of the popular beach community throughout the years are on display to compare to the current view.
Once such a common beachside attraction, there are now only a handful of functional public camera obscuras in the US. Just a quick walk from the pier the Santa Monica Camera Obscura remains a little known treat for those interested in photography, 19th century mechanics, or spying on oblivious beach-goers.

 

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Posted: 9 July, 2014

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