I visited Auburn’s historic courthouse back in mid April but only examined the exterior. One of these days I hope to return and see the inside — including the Placer County Museum on the first floor.
It’s been quite awhile since I blogged Mexico Monday, but now I’m finally able to start scanning the final batch of slides. I’ve been wanting to re-scan these for such a long time! I’m also trying to present them in chronological order as best I can; in doing so I may repeat some images that I’ve previously published. Hopefully it […]
I’ve previously shared photos of the area around Leavenworth, Washington, where my mom spent part of her childhood. I’ve been able to visit a few times, and my parents also returned a few times on their own. My images this week (except for the photo above) were all shot during a trip the two of them took in September 1985.
It’s been more than a decade since my last visit to the Empire Mine State Park in Grass Valley, so last Wednesday I returned to see how much exploring I could fit into roughly four hours. I was originally planning to stay only two hours, but the time flew by so quickly! Even though the interior of the buildings was […]
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 […]
Each of the 21 missions has its own story of creation, neglect and perhaps destruction, and finally rescue and reconstruction in some form. This week’s three missions have gone through some very dramatic changes; both Mission Santa Cruz and Mission San Jose were replaced by more modern buildings back in the 1800s. In fact, San Jose’s mission building wasn’t reconstructed […]
This week, Huell visits three beautiful and diverse missions, all very special places with flavors of historic California. Coming up on Friday, I’ll have a few slides of these three missions which were shot by my mom in the early 1980s. Huell visits these Missions in this episode: Soledad San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo San Juan Bautista (Click on the […]
Well, I tried out WordPress’ new block editor this past week, and I can’t say I enjoyed the experience. I try to be open minded about change; sometimes I love new stuff right away, and other times I’m fine with it after a period of adjustment. Maybe this is a case of the latter, but I spent way too much […]