Santa Monica, California: Camera Obscura - Giant Pinhole Camera

Coast view projected onto the innards of the primitive giant camera.

Senior Recreation Center

Address:
1450 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA
Directions:
Ocean Avenue and Broadway. Upstairs, Senior Recreation Center. Ask at the desk for the key to get inside.
Hours:
M-F 9 am - 4 pm, Sa-Su 11 am - 4 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
310-458-8644
Admission:
Free.
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The Camera Obscura is inside the senior recreation center. It's upstairs but you have to get the key first from the desk.

Senior aerobics were going on while we were there. We looked lost and an employee helped us find it. Trust me, it was worth it.

[Mike, 06/22/2010]

Like its counterpart in San Francisco, the Camera Obscura is a room-sized example of early photography technology, capturing a Pacific Ocean image though a pinhole.

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