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krulltime
April 25th, 2007, 02:39 AM
Ok this past weekend I visited Carmel, California. This is a charming 'expensive' town located about 2 hours south of San Francisco and about five to six hours north of Los Angeles. The town is on the coast and it is full of shops and great restaurants. Most of the time there, I drove and did alot of hiking in the many beautiful parks south of Carmel. All along scenic route 1. So I went all the way to the famous Hearst Castle. Short trip but very enjoyable. Enjoy my pics. :)


More information:

Carmel-by-the-Sea, sometimes abbreviated as Carmel, is a small town endowed with a rich artistic history situated on the Monterey Peninsula in Monterey County, California. In 1906, the San Francisco Call devoted a full page to the "artists, poets and writers of Carmel-by-the-Sea" and in 1910 it reported that 60 percent of Carmel's houses were built by citizens who were "devoting their lives to work connected to the aesthetic arts." Early City Councils were dominated by artists and the town has had several mayors who were poets or actors including Herbert Heron, founder of the Forest Theater, and actor-director Clint Eastwood, who was mayor for one term, from 1986 to 1988. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 4,081.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmel-by-the-Sea,_California



TOWN OF CARMEL:

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krulltime
April 25th, 2007, 02:39 AM
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krulltime
April 25th, 2007, 02:40 AM
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krulltime
April 25th, 2007, 02:42 AM
CALIFORNIA PARKS AND ALONG SCENIC ROUTE 1:


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krulltime
April 25th, 2007, 02:43 AM
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krulltime
April 25th, 2007, 02:45 AM
HEARST CASTLE:


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krulltime
April 25th, 2007, 02:46 AM
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Punzie
April 25th, 2007, 03:49 AM
When I visited Hearst Castle in 1978, the pool was the grande outdoor "centerpiece". It was flowing to the brim with clean water. The massive quantity of coins on the pool bottom gleamed from the sunshine. Is the pool ever filled anymore?

Fabrizio
April 25th, 2007, 07:01 AM
Why is Carmel so beautiful? And why does it stay that way?

Strict zoning, design reviews, concerned citizens:

http://www.carmelresidents.org/index.html

http://www.newrules.org/retail/formula.html

NYatKNIGHT
April 26th, 2007, 10:28 AM
Great tour and beautiful photos. Last time I was on that stretch of coast was in '91 and all I had was a disposable camera. Also, you had some sunshine and I had overcast weather. Maybe I'll replace the photos in my album with yours. ;)

I was supposed to go back last summer but I broke my foot and had to cancel - thanks for the motivation to renew those plans.

krulltime
April 26th, 2007, 02:40 PM
Thanks for the comments guys. ;)


Is the pool ever filled anymore?

I am not sure. But another person told me he was there last year in the summer and it was fill with water. Must be the time of the year. I wasn't paying too much attention at the guide I guess. :D

ryan
April 26th, 2007, 03:33 PM
great photos.

pianoman11686
April 26th, 2007, 07:53 PM
I am not sure. But another person told me he was there last year in the summer and it was fill with water. Must be the time of the year. I wasn't paying too much attention at the guide I guess. :D

I've been to Hearst Castle twice, both times in the summer, and the pool was always filled.

Thanks for the great pics, Krull. Brings back a lot of memories of what is probably one of the most beautiful parts of the world.

pianoman11686
April 26th, 2007, 07:54 PM
Why is Carmel so beautiful? And why does it stay that way?

Strict zoning, design reviews, concerned citizens:

Another reason: it's exclusive and expensive.

Fabrizio
April 27th, 2007, 03:22 AM
Carmel: Exclusive and expensive yet interesting that most of the homes and business that Krulltime bothered to photograph are simple, modest structures..... perfect for a tear down, perfect for speculation. There's a lesson there. The beauty of the place does not depend on grand "important" buildings, but on atmosphere ... that the town is able to maintain through zoning and design laws.


(An aside: fascinating that much in the photos is built close to the street line... little set back)


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krulltime
April 29th, 2007, 11:24 AM
I am glad you enjoy my photos guys. ;)

Greere
June 26th, 2007, 08:09 PM
Wonderful photos.
Must get back there soon. ;)