Isn’t he just sooo cuuuuute?
As you might expect, mostly the murals, particularly the redheaded mermaid.
Is he laughing at me?
She looks better from a distance
Yeah, eat that lobster.
We continue our monthlong tour of the hot spots on the island, this time going inside the most famous building.
The closest I’ll get to shooting Uma Thurman
Invited to play; woulda crashed on it
There’s a Greek myth in there somewhere. . .
Found but not yet restored.
Chandeliers come down to you for new bulbs
Probably more Greek stuff
That’s so Greek. . .
Last week we took the steps up to Catalina’s most famous monument, which reminded me of the Alhambra from the outside, but inside felt more like the Rialto Bridge in Venice. Maybe the cooling and rather stiff breeze had something to do with it. . .
When you’re a rich guy who can afford baseball teams and islands, you get buildings like this made for you when you’re gone. Part of the Botanical Gardens on Catalina, it’s what you get to see once you’re done with all the cactus, so I did the same thing with this blog. . . see how it all works out symmetrically?
Stairway to Purgatory?
Not nearly as bad as ravens
Reminds me of a tower from the Cuesta de los Chinos at the Alhambra
I cannot believe I walked that far! Uphill!
In the last of this decades-long series, there’s photos of the pretty tops of the cacti. . .
Same as Monday’s, different color.
For the third straight year I went to Santa Catalina Island for my birthday, surviving the early wakeup and just-a-touch-seasick hour crossing. Last year I forgot my big camera and the battery ran out on my little one, so this time I was gonna make up for it.
And as usual overdid it. . ..
Even though the Huntington Library and Gardens has extensive cacti fields, and walking around my neighborhood I can stop quite a few if I tried, I found myself enjoying the stroll through the very dry exhibits–drought, you know–of the island’s botanical garden; I spent about three times as much time there as I’d expected. So to start off the photographic tour, here’s the most non-normal of the green prickly ones.
This guy just looks weird
preeeeety geometric pattern
Called Bunny Ears; I think it’s more Mickey
Make up your own joke. . .
How is the shoot longer than the trunk?