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.
The color version of this is intense – brilliant blue background, orange and white jellies. I like this version over the color one – little details without the distraction of color.
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.