Monthly Archive: November, 2013

Morro Bay

I spent the better part of a day in Morro Bay, California. Named after the 576 foot tall eponymous rock that helps define the entrance to the harbor, the town is surrounded by… Continue reading

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

The Mission San Luis Obispo was another of my favorite missions that I visited. Founded in 1772, San Luis Obispo was the fifth of the twenty-one California missions; the existing church dates from… Continue reading

Shoreline Park, Santa Barbara

On my way north out of Santa Barbara I stopped for a walk at a gorgeous park on the cliffs overlooking a crescent beach. Shoreline Park turned out to be a perfect way… Continue reading

Mission Santa Barbara

The Mission Santa Barbara was the tenth mission founded and is located in present day Santa Barbara, California. The architecture of the church itself is more refined and less primitive than some of… Continue reading

The Getty Villa, Part 2: The Collection

So as I mentioned in the previous post, I had to break my visit to the Getty Villa into two blog posts because I could not whittle my photos down. This post features… Continue reading

The Getty Villa, Part 1. Or, Another Dream Come True.

The real reason I went to Los Angeles was not for The Getty Museum, but for the Getty Villa, which houses the collections from Ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. The villa itself is… Continue reading

The Getty Museum

After stopping at the Mission San Luis Rey I found a spot near Los Angeles to sleep and in the morning headed to The Getty Museum which is perched atop a hill, offering… Continue reading

California Mission Churches: Mission San Luis Rey

Leaving San Diego and driving north along the gorgeous coast, I came across a sign for the Old Mission San Luis Rey. There are 21 mission churches in California established by the Spanish… Continue reading

San Diego, Part 6: Random Sights

I saw plenty of other things here and there while in San Diego. I ventured downtown a bit, walked through shopping and tourist areas near the beaches, became an expert on I-5 traffic…… Continue reading

San Diego, Part 5: Sunset Cliffs

The Sunset Cliffs are bluffs along a stretch of coastline in the Point Loma neighborhood of San Diego, known for breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. The area has trails for walking and… Continue reading