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:


Pelicans,


seagulls


and seals


and the unexpected: Squirrels



squirrels


and more squirrels. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I heart San Diego


Heart shapes everywhere


Tree roots


Palms


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.