Header Attribution

The header photo is a wall in the Depot Art District in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Point Pinos Lighthouse


Here're a few pics
of a favorite local site:
Point Pinos Lighthouse

This is the oldest operating lighthouse
on the west coast.
It is on the point of land
that sticks out from
the southern end of 
Monterey Bay,
part of what is called
the Monterey Peninsula;
and it is in the middle of
the Pacific Grove Golf Links.



Point Pinos Lighthouse
began operation
in 1855.



The inside is also beautifully
maintained, containing many
historical items of interest,
and showing the living conditions
of former caretakers.







These photos were taken on 13 May 2011.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Gift of Inspiration



I hesitate
to dare
add words
to the multi-layered
message
pulsing
in these photos.
Suffice it to say,
inspiration
can be found
in
tremendously unexpected
places;
and
it is often
back-handed
in its
delivery.

Taken 8 October 2010.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Chair #10


This chair
may have given up hope
of rescue;
or perhaps it is
playing 'possum;
or it is
slowly -
very, very slowly -
crawling away;
or
maybe it is sunbathing;
or it is just asleep;
or it might have
injured itself
breakdancing;
it has fallen
and
it can't get up.

Taken 8 October 2010.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Colonnade


This attractive colonnade
stands proudly
in the courtyard
of "The Pacific House"
adjacent to
Custom House Plaza
in Monterey, California.
It has been here
for more than
150 years.

Taken 31 December 2010.

(NOTE: I have been absent from these 'pages'
for a few months due to family emergency. I'm happy to be back!)


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Abandoned #2


Detritus
displayed
where it was tossed,
settled,
weathered,
piled upon.
An odd sort of
attraction
to it.
Stories
hidden, lost,
embedded
in the castaway
debris
of anonymous,
unintentional
collaborators
in temporary art -
installation,
assemblage,
found-objects,
lost, but immortalized.


Taken 8 October 2010.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

San Carlos Borromeo de Monterey


San Carlos Borromeo de Monterey
was founded by Junipero Serra in 1770.
This sandstone church was completed in 1794.



This was the first stone building in California.
It is the oldest continuously functioning church in California.
It is the first cathedral built in California.


Read more about San Carlos Borromeo de Monterey HERE.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Seven Gables Inn


I'd say
with confidence
it is impossible
to overstate
the proverbial
"wow factor"
when it comes to
this bed & breakfast experience
in Pacific Grove, California.
Classic Victorian architecture,
pristine curb appeal,
impeccable decor and service,
ridiculous views.

Tough to match,
much less beat.

Taken 27 December 2010.