California

  • Glimpses of the ‘Happiest Place On Earth’

    There’s Mickey Mouse there. And Minnie and Donald and Daisy and Goofy. Then there’s Winnie the Pooh and friends and of course Sleeping Beauty, Ariel and the curious creatures of Wonderland. There’s music and food and rides and parades. It’s marvelous and magical; it’s fantastic and fun. I now...
  • Vistas from California’s ‘Devil Mountain’

    Several Springs ago, we had driven to the top of Mt. Hamilton and seen Santa Clara Valley from a height of 4,200 odd feet. Then last Fall, in what was like a follow-up trip, we drove up the same range, this time to the top of Hamilton’s little brother...
  • MondayMural | Found at Pismo Beach

    During my trip to Pismo Beach in the summer, I found some public artwork there. These Pismo Beach murals seem to echo the seaside vibes that a coastal town is known for. Come, see dolphins, surfers and all on the walls here.  Pismo Beach lies in San Luis Obispo County...
  • Solvang: A Danish Fairytale

    Solvang is one of those places that made me feel like I was in the middle of a fairy tale. To say, ‘in the middle of a Hans Christian Andersen story’ would be just the perfect way to put it. Picture this setting: Me (and the kids and the...
  • Found on walls of Stanford Church

    For today’s murals, we go back to Stanford University in California, this time to see the biblical images on the walls of the Stanford Church. Stanford Memorial Church was erected by Jane Lathrop Stanford in memory of her husband Leland Stanford. She wanted it to be open to all...
  • Our World: Mt. Shasta

    Mt. Shasta is one of the taller volcanoes of the Cascade Range. This active volcano lies in Siskiyou County in Northern California is visible from Interstate 5 if you are on the way to Oregon (or if you are driving down from there). If you are on your way...
  • Monday Mural | Found in Stanford

    Here’s a mural I found inside the Stanford University Campus. Do you know the name of this mural or the artist? Or what it means? Linking to Monday Mural If you like murals, you might also like:Mural from Washington  Found in SeattleMurals from Oregon: Found near Mt. Hood Found...
  • Snaking through several shades of green

    If you are travelling between the cities of Tracy and Livermore in California, chances are you will take I-580 to your destination. 580 takes you through the hills of the Diablo Range and shows you many of the windmills that dot the landscape.  Say you want more: like roads...
  • A dark sand beach tucked away in the hills

    A few months back, when it was still nice and sunny in California, we planned to spend an afternoon and evening on one of San Francisco’s beaches. What we didn’t know was that, those were ‘high hopes’ considering it was summer. That was such a bad idea and we learnt...
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