The summer sun can be too brutal. So split it up. The redwood craftsman-style pergola in Palisades Park in Santa Monica will do that. It was built in 1912 and left to decay until it was dismantled piece by piece in 1984 and restored on a concrete foundation at the north end of the park, with the best view of the Pacific in the city. The restoration was worth the trouble. The geometry is amazing, as are the shadows it casts. And it does tame the brutal sun. ~ Tuesday, July 23, 2019