Waiting for the Roof to Blow Off
Construction on “The Butterfly House”, designed by architect Frank Wynkoop, was completed in 1951–it is anchored in rock with breathtaking views of the Carmel Bay, including Point Lobos. I’ve always wonder why the roof hasn’t blown off, although I hope it never does. My personal opinion is that areas this close to the Pacific Ocean…
Electrical wires for Sacramento’s light rail system, a very ugly office building and a cathedral with gold crosses clash on a great day to take photographs.
Every Chair Tells a Story…
I’ve been walking past this abandoned building in Carmel for ten years. Maybe it is a garage, or artist’s studio of historical importance, hence, there are often long delays in obtaining permits to fix it up. Recently I noticed a rusty folding chair has been placed in front, perhaps, for purposes of contemplation, or a…
The weathered adobe and stone of the Carmel Mission tells a story, especially these three crosses etched on a wall facing the street. Is it some form of graffiti, or a message from laborers who helped build the 18-century structure? Thoughts?
Carmel Mission Basilica Window
If you visit the Carmel Mission Basilica, spend some time examining the basilica window, especially the colors that only come with age. Clearly, there is a Moorish influence on the window design. During the pandemic there has been almost no access to this active church in its current location since 1771. Sunday Masses resumed June…