Palisades Park (28 images)
Palisades Park in Santa Monica, on the far side of Ocean Avenue, stretches along the high crumbling cliffs above the Pacific. It's where America ends. It's quiet, except for the distant roar of Pacific Coast Highway far below, as important people speed off to Malibu a few miles up the coast. The park is high above the last beach too, which is usually empty. It's a good place to float above it all and stare out at the wide ocean - a sort of odd paradise. There's Bird of Paradise everywhere...