But, until this very afternoon, she had never entered the Camera Obscura at Ocean Beach. Today, however, she ponied up the $3 admission fee and here's what she saw:
A camera obscura is basically a pinhole camera which projects an outside image via a lens onto a special surface in a darkened room. This one was built in the 1940s as part of the long-gone Playland at the Beach. The sign, she sadly notes, has a completely unnecessary comma after "astronomers," which hurts her English teacher's heart.
As cheesy tourist attractions go, it was pretty cool and totally worth the three bucks.
(Oh, but the "Holograph Gallery" advertised on the big sign above the door? Ha ha ha! It consisted of a few dusty, crookedly-hung, badly composed 3-D images strung along the walls. Now that was the cheesy part!)
Well, that's our Not a Garden Tour for today, Kitties! Hope you enjoyed it!