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The Traveling Rings of Santa Monica Beach
April 5, 2007 8:15 AM   Subscribe

The Traveling Rings At Santa Monica Beach
posted by jason's_planet (12 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Six flickr photos. Five YouTube videos.

Enjoy!
posted by jason's_planet at 8:16 AM on April 5, 2007


The eye candy in Free Rhythm is just amazing. And they do cool things. Clearly humans would do fine living in trees.
posted by taursir at 8:39 AM on April 5, 2007


How very bo-ring! Sorry, very cool pics and vids, just couldn't help myself!
posted by digiFramph at 10:05 AM on April 5, 2007


Stir-ring!
posted by TedW at 11:07 AM on April 5, 2007


I've swung on those swings many a time.
posted by aaronscool at 11:57 AM on April 5, 2007


OMG! I'm having flashbacks to visiting my grandparents, playing on the giant stone dragon, and falling off those rings.
posted by piratebowling at 12:02 PM on April 5, 2007


OMG! I'm having flashbacks to visiting my grandparents, playing on the giant stone dragon, and falling off those rings.

Neat! Where is the dragon in relation to the rings?

And how long have the rings been there?
posted by jason's_planet at 1:09 PM on April 5, 2007


The Dragon is right next to a pirate ship in a sandbox-y playground at the end of the pier. I just found a blog post writing about the dragon. I had no idea it was a secret.

The rings are further down the beach, away from the greater pier amusement park complex. I have no idea when the Rings were first put up, the the whole amusement park this got redone and remodled (I'm guessing) about 10 years ago (maybe a little more).
posted by piratebowling at 1:28 PM on April 5, 2007


Oh, also, I have distinct memories of the dragon's head being much much bigger. It must have shrunk. ; )
posted by piratebowling at 1:29 PM on April 5, 2007


I've swung on those swings many a time.

Cool! Do you remember any kind of community forming there, with regulars, with newcomers, old hands?

I'm thinking of this one old guy who's, like, the mayor of the Reservoir running path in Central Park here in New York. Alberto something-or-another. He ran there for years and now that his knees aren't up to it, he hangs around and chats.

That kind of thing.
posted by jason's_planet at 2:03 PM on April 5, 2007


Oh yeah, this rings a bell. I forgot where it was. I'll swing by sometime.
posted by redteam at 2:20 PM on April 5, 2007


Piratebowling, I don't think the Dragon's Head is a secret. The "secret" is that it can squirt water out of its (IIRC) nostrils.
posted by srt19170 at 10:33 AM on April 6, 2007


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