Santa Monica Skyline From the End of the Pier, California / Fine Art Photography by Steven John Koeppe
Santa Monica Skyline From the End of the Pier B A C K
Steven John Koeppe, © 2001

Santa Monica enjoys a distinctive skyline with only a limited amount of development allowed. Though we have quite a few world-class hotels, they are not so enoromous as the ones in Miami. Palisades Park was set aside early in Santa Monica's history from that kind of construction. It's a good thing, too, since land close to the cliff is very unstable.