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  • Saratoga Village in Fall

    Saratoga Village in all its fall colors

    When it’s ‘fall’ and you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, you see some yellow on a tree here and red on another, there. If you are looking for more than just splashes of fall-foliage here and there, you might want to look up streets that are flanked by...
  • Berkeley Marina,

    Down by the bay: Berkeley Marina

    There are several places by the San Francisco Bay where one can stroll around and enjoy the panoramic views of the bay. Today let me take you on a trip to a piece of land on the East Bay – Berkeley Marina, through some pictures from an afternoon spent...
  • Muir Woods

    Muir Woods – A redwood forest just outside San Francisco

    “Muir Woods National Monument is the best tree-lovers monument that could possibly be found in the forests of the world,” said the famous naturalist John Muir, about the 500-odd acres of land in California that has been named after him. Situated a few miles north of San Francisco, Muir...
  • Sights from ‘el sur grande’ or Big Sur

      A long-time ago, there was a place known as el pais grande del sur on California’s Central coast. This was the ‘big south country’ that lay south of the Monterey Bay area and was defined by its wilderness and its notorious jagged coast. It neither helped the vessels that sailed...
  • High Camp, Squaw Valley

    The scenic snow-clad slopes of Squaw Valley

    Over the Spring Break when the winter storms were almost winding up for the season, we decided to hit the road, and make our way towards the snow-clad mountain range aptly named the Sierra Nevada. Sierra in Spanish means mountains and Nevada means, snow-covered. This chain of mountains lies...
  • Big and beautiful Shasta Lake

    Shasta Lake This is Shasta Lake. Shasta lies in northern California and also dons the sash of the largest reservoir in the state. It lies in the Shasta – Trinity National Forest Area and is not far away from Mt. Shasta, a volcano of the Cascade Range. The first...
  • One foggy day at Point Reyes

    It was a summers day. The plan was to have an ideal summer day — make a trip to a beach north of San Francisco and then go see the lighthouse at Point Reyes. Now this lighthouse is one of those lighthouses that make a perfect picture — you...
  • Playing with Lego bricks at Legoland, Cal.

    Play with LEGO bricks at Legoland

    #DidYouKnow: You can play with LEGO bricks in Legoland 😉   Legoland is not an all-inspiration-and-no-room-for-practice, kind of a place. There are Lego bricks all over the park and you can build to your heart’s content while you are at one of the Legoland resorts. Yes, you can actually...
  • Zio Ziegler fish mural

    Monday Mural: Found in Mill Valley

    On a surf shop in Mill Valley, CA is a fish-shaped mural; a very colourful one at that. I’m wondering if this piece of art is a work by  Zio Ziegler, an artist from the area. I remember seeing another mural of his in a big city called San...
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