I have finally started going through the photos from my California trip and I’m going to share some of them with you. I took a lot (!) of photos, so I’m going to split them between a few posts. I don’t want you to get photo overwhelm! And it’s probably best not to sit and edit dozens of photos in one go.
Actually, it’s kinda weird that I can look out of an airplane window, because I am not goo with heights at all. Maybe it’s because it’s kinda surreal to be that high up, so the fear is overridden by ‘holy carp, this is so weird and amazing!’ Or something.
It was raining when I arrived in San Francisco. But the Golden Gate Bridge was still nice.
I really like this blurry shot of somewhere in Marin county, taken from the car. The rain on the window gives it a beautiful depth. :-)
The following day was a completely different story. Look at this, blue skies and just a bit of cloud. My sister had a doctor’s appointment, so I tagged along to keep her company. This causeway goes through San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge. It was beautiful, with lots of different birds.
On Instagram I follow an urban art magazine, and a few weeks before I went to California they posted about a mural that had just been completed, as part of the Rail Arts District Napa. It looked beautiful, so I had to go check it out. I’m so glad I did!
Isn’t it stunning?
It is called ‘Knocking on Heavens Door’ by artists Bezt of Etam Cru & Natalia Rak. More pieces are coming – I think one has just been finished right next to this one. (This link should show you where they are on Google Maps.)
If you come across the Nā Mamo No’eau hula dancers, that’s my sister’s crew. :-)
Third day in California. The whole family went to a nearby di Rosa art museum.
Set in a beautiful park with sculptures. Although we didn’t see those, because that was a paid tour. And with a couple of two year olds, that probably wouldn’t have been ideal. One of the people in the museum gave us an introduction to the current exhibition, but again, with at least two of the adults trying to keep the kids from touching the art, he could probably have picked a better audience. ;-)
To end the excursion, we had lunch at a restaurant which the kids were very exited about!