Down the garden path

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Walks — Indoor or Outdoor. For outdoors you have have paths or trails and consist of dirt, cement, gravel as long as the outdoor walk is a designated for walking only.   Indoor walking areas can be hallways, aisles in stores.  Make sure all your walking areas are designated for walking, you can’t just show a […]

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Two wonderful old buildings

Petaluma Silk Factory

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this weeks is Architecture: What types of building appeal to you: Modern Art, Historical,  Colonial,  Gothic, European, Asian,  Commercial,  Industrial?  Take your pick. do you like?  Any building that you like, for any reason is appropriate for this week’s challenge. I’m always fascinated by Victorian-style architecture, and there are plenty of great examples scattered throughout Northern California.  Here […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate

The Hart Mansion In Sacramento’s Midtown area, in a neighborhood known as Boulevard Park, stands a house that has fascinated me since the very first time I noticed it.  It was built in 1907 by Dr. Aden Hart, the founder of one of the local hospitals. I don’t know much about architecture, but apparently the style of this beautiful old house is Colonial Revival with elements of Craftsman.  It has details like stained glass windows, fish scale shingles, and a wraparound porch. There is also a carved lion’s head above the entrance to the porch, which is echoed by another (hard to see) at the roof gable. It’s a striking and ornate structure, unique in a part of the city recognized for its Victorian-era houses.

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