On Sunday the Beach next to the Santa Monica Pier was filled with people and the airspace was getting crowded with kites. Some kites were more colorful than others and some really cool “designer” kites could be seen. It was the annual kite festival that is held by the OTIS College of Art and Design, open to the public – to the enjoyment of all the local kids (and, as it seemed, parents as well).
It takes concentration to fly a kite, and the sky is bright – even if the sun isn’t out – so shades are key.
All kinds of kite designs could be seen, from the most basic to the more elaborate.