Whoever decided it would be a wonderful idea to put a ferris wheel out past the shore of the pacific ocean ought to go down in history. It’s rare that I return to a tourist trap twice, but ferris wheels are the exception to the rule. There are two especially close to my heart, the Grande Roue de Paris included. But with most Ferris Wheels first time or not, there’s rarely a good excuse not to ride one with someone you love. The ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier is is the second one, and I’ll ride every time I come back to California, staring up and down the coast trying to put down the camera to take it all in. I can’t always manage to do that though, so this time here’s some pictures to share with you…more to come from California this week!
lovely pictures :O
Merci Coline! XO
That gif is amazing!
Thanks Pernille! Feel free to save and share it on your stuff 😀
Beautiful, love the light in these photos.
It was sunset and just the perfect times for pictures! Really amazing. XOXO
This has to be one of my favorite places on Earth! I’ve been tons of times and each time it feels like the first, I just love it!
Your photos are gorgeous and you look so cute with that jacket!
Enjoy your time there!
So glad you relate to this experience Ylenia! Xo
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dreaming as always… love your blog so much.
If I need to dream a little bit, I click here :)….
Aw thanks so much Erika! That’s what this place is all about. It makes me so happy to hear that people come here just for that. XO
How fun this looks! Totally need to go now. The view up there looks incredible! Ive lived in California my whole life and have yet to do that ferris wheel.
Leanne, you must! Santa Monica Pier is kinda touristy, but you must to this ferris wheel at least once in your life. XO!
Superbe photos!! Comme toujours! 🙂
Merci beaucoup Constance! XO!
beautiful photos Xo
I agree. That person needs some kind of award.
Great pics! You couldn’t pay me a million euros to get up on that though! Can’t shake the fear of heights!!
Sarah – don’t be afraid! It turns out to be a wonderful feeling 😀
I’ve been there! And I wholeheartedly agree, it’s one of my favorite places on Earth
Simply amazing. You must go back some day! It never loses its charm.
C’est beau !! Ca me donne envie de t’y rejoindre , tiens ! 🙂
Bisous ma chérie ! <3
Viens me voir!!!!!!
These pictures are gorgeous. And I loveloveLOVE that pastel biker jacket!
Thanks Amy! It’s by UNIF – XO
Gorgeous pictures, I must ride the ferris wheel when I visit!
Anna, definitely! Put it at the top of your list!
this is too perfect
Thanks Grace 🙂
i love the pier. i always daydream about moving out of my beloved city but at the end of the day, the beauty of LA keeps me here. thanks for sharing a piece of my home to the world!
You are very welcome Sharon! 🙂
This is what I did on my last ever full day living in Los Angeles before moving back to London, and yes, it is a tourist trap I think I’ll be going back to. The view is simply breathtaking.
So glad you shared this experience too Rachel! It’s a great place….
GORGEOUS pictures, especially the gif. I just recently found your blog (like two days ago haha) and I’m really in love with it. Your pictures are truly beautiful and your posts are interesting to read. I’m also a California girl who is a total francophile teehee. J’ai habité à Angers (Pays de la Loire) pendant l’année dernière. Je veux revenir chaque jour :[
Bienvenue Maria! Happy to have you join us all here. The Loire is lovely..how lucky you are to have spent time there! See you soon here! XOXO – Haleigh
The light in the second photo is amazing!
I love those photos! You can always capture the mood of the moment so well!x
Thanks Rosie! I am so glad you think so 🙂
I don’t know if you remember me at all. But you interacted on my silly little blog long ago. I would love to paint something whimsical for you……something with yummy glitter. My art sometimes reminds me of what you capture on your blog and photos. Yummy candy colors/imagery. Any ways it would be so much fun to see my art on your blog some day. Let me know if you are interested!! Dallas
Dallas! Yes I remember you! That sounds like a lovely idea! Email me and we can chat more 🙂 Haleigh[at]makingmagique.com
your blog is amazing! love that we’re kindred travel lovers..and you’re in our neck of the woods in california! XO welltraveledwife.com
Thanks Emi! Travel lovers are always welcome here 🙂