The Cool House: California
Showing posts with label California. Show all posts
Showing posts with label California. Show all posts

Thursday, November 17, 2011

San Francisco and beyond

San Francisco skyline

Fort Point

Golden Gate Bridge

St Dunstan's Bell at Sterling Vineyard, Napa Valley

Sunday, June 19, 2011

La Jolla Art

La Jolla isn't just about the ground squirrels, harbor seals and delicious food. It also has one of the best small contemporary art museums-the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego located in a prime spot overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The exhibitions are always interesting but on a perfect California day you could just wander through the grounds admiring the sculpture, smelling the flowers and, of course, spotting those seals from the garden wall.

Friday, June 17, 2011

San Diego: A day at the beach

Despite the "June gloom" a day at the beach in San Diego is always beautiful. Hazy, lazy and laid back California beachlife has lots to look at. The expected:



and seals

and the unexpected: Squirrels


and more squirrels. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I heart San Diego

Heart shapes everywhere

Tree roots


Sweetheart! QuinceaƱera photos on the patio at The Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Santa Monica Evening

The quintessential Santa Monica beach experience in four shots:

Santa Monica Pier

Filming an Italian movie on the beach - the girls in red swimsuits, the boys playing volleyball and all Frankie Avalon look-alikes - Baywatch with a touch of sixties teen Beach Movies

One of a whole salad of vegetable-mimicking seaweed

Dipping toes in the cold Pacific ocean
Have I mentioned how much I love the west coast?

Friday, November 13, 2009

Getty Museum

With all the reupholstery/renovation/yard/maintenance drama that's been happening on the home front I completely forgot to post some of the photos from LA where we ended up after our trip to Palm Springs. So, with minimal commentary, this is what we packed into 4 hours one afternoon...

The breathtaking architecture that is the Richard Meier designed Getty Center

The juxtaposition of rough and smooth surfaces

The Robert Irwin designed Central Garden at The Getty Museum - a growing maze in a water-filled arena. Stunning!

More hard/soft shapes and textures

Feeding my Magritte obsession

The plaza at the end of the day.
That's just the exterior, the Getty collection is just as stunning - as anyone who saw last week's Project Runway 6 will attest to. More from California tomorrow.