Carmel is pretty, as is most of the Monterey peninsula. Since its founding in 1902, Carmel has attracted artists for whom "pretty" is a source of inspiration. (Readers of yesterday's post will recall that Jeffers used the word "beautiful.")
What I did not know about Carmel is that a permit is required to wear high-heeled shoes. Apparently this is due to the high incidence of lawsuits filed by those tripping over uneven pavement.
Strange laws are often the result of high incidences. That and an angry insurer. I imagine there was a time when visitors saw in Carmel's pavement a chance to live happily-ever-after.