Photo of the day (12.13.09)

The Santa Ana winds picked up this week, swirling over Southern California and bringing unnaturally warm temperatures for this time of the year. It’s a great time for a business trip from the snowy grips of the Midwest.

Matteo.Mazzoni‘s photo of this lonely traveler on the California beach echoes some of my experiences this week, as I wandered around North Park, Mission Beach and the Gaslamp, absorbing the city in sandals and a t-shirt. Tomorrow it will be too early to leave.

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