Sunday, November 4, 2012

A little bit of Sunshine and Hope


I have been such a poor blogger lately, but I am still here..........

I was in Berkeley yesterday taking a travel writing class, and I met up with my friend visiting from Amsterdam. We walked his old stomping grounds at UC Berkeley to see the Dan Savage show. I could not ignore the sunset against the tree. I love sunsets and the sunshine against leaves always leaves me feeling a little hopeful.................

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Jewish Quarter, Paris France

Hello All,

I was in Paris from Sept 23-29th. I had a wonderful time.

This picture was taken in the Jewish Quarter. There is a lot of old history there, and there are plaques to that remind us of the arrests that took place here during the Holocaust.

Beautiful neighborhood, unfortunately it's in the process of gentrification. A lot of new, expensive shops are opening here, and I am not sure I like it. But it is what it is, and here is a picture of one of the older apartments with a basement. I love the tile floor.

Monday, August 23, 2010

In Front of the Courthouse, Downtown San Jose, CA

Here are the palm trees lining the front of the Lightrail stop in front of the courthouse, which happens to be a two minute walk from my house.

These palm trees aren't in the best of shape, but I think people can donate to save them. There were little plaques on each tree, I am assuming a donor.

If I remember correctly, although we have a lot of palm trees here and in places like Los Angeles, they are not native to California. They need extra care. I watched on the Discovery Channel, a program that mentioned that if humans were to vanish from the earth, these trees would eventually die out here in CA, as there would be no one to care for them.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Downtown San Jose, CA

View of my street from my window.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Mendocino, June 2010

Hello All,

Above is a shot of what looks like a pond (but really part of a river) at Van Dam State Park under a minibridge on Highway 1.  In fact, This is the same place of my last posting below. It's just that the picture I shot below was taken during the middle of Fall and this one was taken the week before Summer. A lot of green. There is the ocean to the left (not in the picture) and then there is a stream leading to this river which runs from this beach all the way to approximately Cloverdale if I am not mistaken.

When I started this blog, I really thought that I would mainly post pictures from the city in which I live, San Jose. Instead, I've been posting pictures mainly from San Francisco and Mendocino as well as other cities here in the San Francisco Bay Area.

I apologize to those of you who subscribed to see San Jose. Unfortunately, I can't say that I will stop anytime soon and stick to San Jose photos. It's just that I post pictures that move me, and lately it's been out of San Jose.

However, I can say that I took a lot of pictures of my neighborhood area yesterday, so I will post those soon.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sunday Bridge Theme

Happy Sunday !

This shot was taken around Thanksgiving last year. It's a small bridge on Highway 1 in Little River, CA on my way to visit my grandparents in Mendocino.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday Bridge Series

Hello All,

I had to dig in my archives, but here is a shot of the Brooklyn Bridge during my stay in NYC in September of 2009. This was taken in the morning on our way to Ellis Island.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Extending an Olive Branch ?

Taken at Clos du Val in Napa, CA.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

July Theme: Reflections

Reflection of my camera in a glass of merlot at the Domaine Carneros Winery in Napa, CA.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sunday Bridge Meme

It's been a while since I've participated in the Sunday Bridge Meme. But here is another pic of the lovely Golden Gate Bridge.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Driving back to San Jose from San Francisco, Highway 101 South

View from the car while my friend was driving, taken 7/10/2010.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Stag's Leap Winery, Napa

Home to winners of a taste testing contest between the California wine sold here vs. French wine. The wine sold here won hands down on at least 3 separate occasions.

The Artemis 2006 collection is unbelievable smooth.