Beach Cottage

I walked down to the end of the Hermosa pier and back late Friday afternoon. I took this portrait of a rather colorful beach cottage along the way. It is on 10th Street, very close to the Hermosa Strand and the beach.

Notice the brush hanging next to the steps to allow one to easily brush off beach sand before entering the house. I also like the very rusty thermometer hanging above the brush on the post. It does not look like it is working anymore. I wonder why that is still there?

Yes, the beach is off to the right.