Tag: Monterey

Dry Docked

Walking up and down the boardwalk / bike path of Monterey and Pacific Grove, it was really a delight to see these boats, old and fading as they are. I am not sure what awaits them, but personally I thought they were rather cute (for lack of a better word) and would love to see them chugging around in the sea! The Metropolis film shifts the colors, and while the boats were faded in color, they were still quite bright in the sunlight.

Closed

Anytime you are in Monterey, CA, you need to get to the aquarium. Going in and looking at the exhibits and sea life is the whole point, but the coronavirus has ended that pleasure. Instead, we got to see it from the outside, like little kids looking in a window, but the windows and doors are shuttered.

More Metropolis, FM2n, and 100mm.

Corner

I live in a typical American suburb built in the late 20th century.  It’s pleasant, and not on a gridded platte.  Here, in Monterey, is an older neighborhood, most likely dating from 1910-1930 when neighborhoods were built and the streets ran parallel and perpendicular to each other.  If care is taken, or upscaling occurs, these neighborhoods are charming and pleasant for walks.  The houses here are smallish and closer together than where I live, but a part of me is always drawn to these areas.  They are usually near downtown (older downtown) and very pleasant for walking.  Here, the road slopes steeply down to the left, while the one on the right and out of sight is straight.  Good place for exercise and sight-seeing.

Out Back Outside

I’ve been so busy playing with my scanned negatives of late that I have not followed up on posting more photos – digital this time – from our trip to Monterey last month.  I finally took another look at some of them, and sorted them out.  Yesterday’s “On the Roof” was the first one.

Here, the back side of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  The tide comes in and out here, and as you can see, you can stand above to look at the shoals below.  Sea life, both plant and animal, can be observed here.  From where I took this picture, docents have spotting scopes and binoculars so you can look out into the bay.  There, seals and otters can be found on rocks or scooting around..

The Aquarium is one of those places that is always worth a visit.  Some people like Disneyland – me, I prefer places like this, just because I find the natural world more satisfying than an expensive and crowded playground.