This essay is based on the use of abstract and concrete description. The object of the essay is to provide a concise description of a place using abstract and concrete words.

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It is approximately six in the afternoon on this bright shiny day in September. Today is a day like no other, for today we will experience the beauty and grace of the beach at night. For quite some time I've been meaning to experience this illusive phenomenon at night. With all the rumors about the beach being a gloomy and mysterious place under the moon lit sky, I just had to see for myself. The thought of reaching the beach was so tantalizing, that anxiety overwhelmed me. I packed the basic beach utensils; beach towels, sun block, playing cards, a guitar and firewood, therefore was set. The only ingredients missing now for my trip to the beach were my friends, and soon quickly found the solution by picking them up. Along the way, the bumpers of cars were visible for miles, as traffic filled the lanes of the 91 and 55 freeways.

Upon arriving along the shore, the oceans many qualities enlightened my senses. Immediately, I felt the cool ocean breeze caressing my skin. Driving along the sandy beach, I was awestricken by the suns brilliant fire as it as extinguished by the oceans horizon. Off in the distance the oceans waves marched in unison towards the shore. Getting out of the car, the sight of fires illuminated the crowds of beach patrons from a far. After all, beaches are famous for their bonfires at nightfall. The distinct smell of burning paper and wood filled the air. We found a secluded spot with a vast open space containing a fire pit; immediately we started our bonfire. Due to continuous resistance from the wind, starting our fire was a grueling endeavor. After a long and perilous battle with the wind, we finally ignited the fire. At first, the smoke and heat...