California Missions, Part 11

My last group of slides exploring La Pur√≠sima Concepci√≥n, shot by my mom in the spring of 1982, focuses on the garden areas. After going through all these slides, I would definitely like to visit this beautiful state historic park near Lompoc, California. I’m sure there has been a lot of changes and improvements to the mission over the past […]

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Memory Monday, Week 146

This week, images of the Northern California coast and some trains from Southern California and Oregon. I’m not sure of the location of all but two of the coastal shots, although they look very much like some of the places I’ve visited in recent years in Sonoma and Mendocino counties. The Harbor seals are also a familiar sight as they […]

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California Missions, Part 9

Today I have an image of each of the three missions featured in Wednesday’s post, San Francisco de Asis, San Rafael Arcangel, and San Francisco Solano. Although I’ve never visited them, these three missions have been more interesting to me, partly because they are all in Northern California. These three missions perfectly illustrate the widely varying fortunes of California’s historic […]

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Another San Francisco flashback

I’m actually sort of shocked to realize how many photos of San Francisco I have in my archives that I’ve never shared on the blog! For example, the image above, taken inside Fort Point in November 2018 — I found it by accident, lurking in my WordPress image library but never published. I guess I really need to go back […]

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