Between 1949 and 1951, Lloyd Wright (Frank's son) built the glass Wayfarer's Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Internet research reveals that many celebrities including Jayne Mansfield, Dennis Hopper, and Brian Wilson have gotten married in the chapel.
Fans of "The O.C." television soap opera will recognize the Wayfarer's Chapel as the location of Julie and Caleb's wedding, Caleb's funeral, and Julie and Bullet's called-off wedding.
The view over the ocean to the Catalina Islands:
Across the street from the Wayfarer's Chapel is Abalone Cove, an excellent place to explore tidepools:
Purple anemones in the tidepools (each of these were about 2"-4" across):
Here is a brown starfish with a large green anemone on top of it and three little purple anemones underneath:
A little orange starfish with my hand for scale:
I've never seen a sea slug like this before - it was brown, about 10" long, and was waiving its tentacle things around:
Here is a map of Rancho Palos Verdes with Abalone Cove and the Wayfarer's Chapel across the street. At the top of the hill, there is a nice viewpoint over the ocean at Del Cerro Park. There are trailheads for hikes on Burrell Lane right next to the park.
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