Writing in The Aesthetic, Garrison Frost acknowledges the glorious image of Pacific Coast Highway but also disses it as "the most disappointing street in the South Bay."
Views of the Pacific Ocean. Sandy beaches. Charming coastal towns. Nature at its finest. The highway has achieved a sort of mythical status only achieved by the likes of Route 66 and the Brooklyn Bridge...
In Manhattan Beach, unspectacular homes are selling for more than $1 million apiece, but the poster highway for the state of California looks like the main drag of some Midwestern trucking hub."
In the online magazine's latest post, he also carps about last Sunday's L.A. Times story on mansionization, saying it didn't deal with the bad side in Manhattan Beach.