The city was named after the headland of Dana Point, which was in turn named after Richard Henry Dana, Jr., author of Two Years Before the Mast, which included a description of the area. Dana described the locale, including neighboring San Juan Capistrano, as "the only romantic spot on the coast".
Piers have been built for several purposes, and because these different purposes have distinct regional variances, the term pier tends to have different nuances of meaning in different parts of the world. Piers can range in size and complexity from a simple wooden structure to major structure.
Located on the California Coast, midway between Los Angeles and San Diego, San Clemente, the southernmost city of Orange County is known for its ocean, hill, and mountain views, a pleasant climate and its Spanish colonial-style architecture. The city slogan is "Spanish Village by the Sea".
Sunset creates unique atmospheric conditions such as the intense orange and red colors of the Sun and the surrounding sky. At sunrise and sunset, when the path through the atmosphere is longer, the blue and green components are removed almost completely, leaving the longer wavelength orange and red.
Sunset view from Lahaina Shores, Maui. Set on the oceanfront of Lahaina Town in West Maui along historic Front Street where Hawaiian royalty and maritime adventurers once strolled, stands the only beachfront condo resort in Lahaina, Hawaii - a quietly elegant oasis in an unbeatable location.