If you live in Southern California, The Friendship this is one place you don’t want to miss. Located on a hilltop overlooking the ocean, it’s a great place for a picnic or for a photo shoot. I was fortunate to capture photos of a bridal party who fell in love with the bell, and it’s history. The Korean Friendship Bell in San Pedro California was donated in 1976 to the people of Los Angeles by Republic of Korea to celebrate the bicentennial of the United States, to honor the veterans of the Korean War, and to bridge a friendship between the two countries. Inspiration of the designing of the bell came from the Bronze Bell of King Sondok from 771 A.D., a National Treasure, which resides in South Korea. The Bell is located minutes from West Coast Catering at the Los Angeles Harbor Logde, which is where David and Aymet had their reception.