My entry for Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge this week. This week the topic is Houses: big, small, lighthouses, birdhouse, firehouse, toys etc. This topic is fairly self-explanatory. Let’s see how creative you can get with this topic.
As I walked down 7th Street in Sacramento, headed for the nearest Light Rail stop, my eye was caught by the vibrant colors on this building. The wall is only a small part of the former Hotel Marshall (opened in 1911 as the Hotel Clayton). Downtown Sacramento is changing — some of its older buildings are being demolished to make […]
The California Police Officers’ Memorial was unveiled on the Capitol Mall in May 1988.
Some pet owners memorialize their beloved pets with photographs, oil paintings, or even taxidermy. In our case, we chose colorful modeling clay. I can’t recall exactly when or how it happened, but at some point more than 20 years ago both the Big Guy and I decided it was necessary to create, in our amateur way, our impressions of our […]
Last week I visited the Sacramento History Museum, tucked neatly between the California State Railroad Museum and the Sacramento River at the top of Front Street. One part of the museum I wish I’d had more time to examine was a temporary exhibit called Place and Replace: The Making of Old Sacramento. While I was growing up in the eastern […]
The California Firefighters Memorial in Capitol Park consists of three parts — a Memorial Wall and two bronze statues. The wall contains the names of more than 13,000 firefighters who died in the line of duty since 1850, when California became a state. While the site was dedicated in 1995, it wasn’t until April 2002 that the memorial was finally unveiled. […]
In January 1986 I was lucky enough to visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. It was an incredibly moving and humbling experience to me even though I had no names to search for. I grew up seeing coverage of the Vietnam War on the TV news every evening, but I was young enough that the conflict never touched […]