On the lower end of Sutter Street, not far from the Light Rail station, sits a small nondescript house. This tiny building, so easily overlooked, actually holds the key to a rich and fascinating — and mostly forgotten — chapter in Folsom’s history that reaches back to the 1850s gold rush. During the 1880s, Folsom contained a vibrant Chinatown with […]
Because Fort Point is a military museum, of course there are several different types of 19th century artillery on display. I tried to make notes about some of them, but mostly I just marveled at their size and power.
Here’s another great episode of California’s Gold that I can’t believe I haven’t shared already. The Japanese Tea Garden was one of my favorite places to visit as a kid — although I must admit it was mostly to climb on the Moon Bridge and buy trinkets at the gift shop. It wasn’t until I grew up that I really […]
Today the weather was cool and overcast so I went for a walk around the neighborhood, and I couldn’t resist shooting some of the gorgeous roses I saw blooming at various locations. I just love these colors — and luckily they are easier for my camera to render more accurately than the deep red ones I often stop to admire.
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Close Up or Macro.
Three bridges cross this stretch of the American River, connecting Fair Oaks on the north bank and the community of Gold River on the south bank. The westernmost span is Jim’s Bridge (discussed in last week’s post here); just upstream lies the Sunrise Boulevard bridge, built in 1955. The easternmost crossing is the Old Fair Oaks Bridge. This double-span Pennsylvania […]
The black bears at Folsom Zoo Sanctuary seem pretty mellow — although I wouldn’t want to find myself inside their enclosure. On the other hand, this cat has made herself at home in the bear enclosure, and the bears don’t seem to mind her presence at all. I was visiting during the noontime feeding so I got to watch the […]