Ornate Coastal Culture

The Weekly Photo Challenge invites us to post a photo of something that can be described as “Ornate.” The word ornate conjures up the synonym, “elaborate,” marked by intricate and often excessive detail; complicated; Ornate.

In the Palomar Hotel in downtown San Diego, as I walked around the lobby, filled with surf and coastal culture art, I found this wall sculpture that was too amazing not to photograph.

San Dollar Art Sculpture at San Diego's Palomar Hotel
San Dollar Art Sculpture at San Diego’s Palomar Hotel

Of course, I had to take the picture of the ornately-styled green surfboard on display.

Green Surfboard on display at San Diego's Palomar Hotel
Green Surfboard on display at San Diego’s Palomar Hotel

At an art gallery in Lake Tahoe, I saw this wonderfully ornate surfboard. I so wanted to buy this!

Ornate Surfboard on display at Lake Tahoe art gallery


The Palomar Hotel hosted the Above Time Premier of fashion bow-ties using the platform of Bowties Against Bullies. Check it out if you haven’t read this post.

10 thoughts on “Ornate Coastal Culture

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  2. Love that Sand Dollar art sculpture. I remember when you attended Bowties for Bullies. A great cause. And was at Bondi Beach today ….surfs up here in Sydney. Would love to take one of the beautiful boards featured here out to catch a wave here…but I don’t really surf, so maybe I should just stick to photographing surfers.

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