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Friday, December 13, 2013
Monterey. From Wiki:
The Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo, also known as the Royal Presidio Chapel, is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Monterey, California, United States. The cathedral is the oldest continuously operating parish and the oldest stone building in California. It was built in 1794 making it the oldest (and smallest) serving cathedral along with St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is the only existing presidio chapel in California and the only existing building in the original Monterey Presidio.
Which is exactly why I went to see it. Worth the walk from Cannery Row.
Catch it in the morning for better lighting.
Posted by Cathleen at 12/13/2013 08:13:00 AM
Saturday, December 07, 2013
For Pearl Harbor Day, a couple of remainders from the War.
Battery Construction 129 was built in anticipation of an invasion that would never come. They were going to put some big 'ol 16" guns up on the top of Hawk Hill in the Marin Headlands, but by the time they arrived in 1944 to be installed, it was decided that this would be unnecessary. They abandoned the project and there it sits to this day, rusty gates and gun mounts and all.
Below is a shirt from the Japanese internment, from the Oakland Museum of California. A sad bit of our history, but important to remember...
Posted by Cathleen at 12/07/2013 12:16:00 PM
Monday, November 25, 2013
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I wish I could spend a year here. I really do. I'd grab a wider angle lens, a tent and provisions, and just camp. I would love to capture the Yosemite Valley in every season, in every different angle of light. One day does not do it, and my one regret is I didn't get down here more often. Being a hike from Oakland, 3 1/2 hours or so, the timing never quite worked out right...
Anyhoo, my late summer day visit was very nice. The Valley was warm, the trees and grass at the height of their season. Water going into Fall is low though, that was one drawback. But past Labor Day, the tourists are fewer and space is definitely a plus (but the fire might have weighed on that this year too.) All in all, a peaceful and relaxing time that went way too fast.
Decided against a slideshow here because of the re-sizing of pans like above, but have 29 pictures in the set if you want more. It's been hard to work on this set because so many pictures of rock and sky get overwhelming all at once, so I think I'll just post additions individually when I revisit it. There are a few that would be great in black and white...