Wisteria Antiques & Design – A Day Trip to the French Countryside

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My friend Wanda told me about a few places to visit along the coast by Santa Cruz California so off I went. She’s got great taste so I alway trust her recommendations. And alas, she was right, Wisteria will make you feel like you’re touring the French countryside. You’ll tour a home built in 1914 filled with French antiques, and incredible gifts with a French flare. If you’re near Santa Cruz this is a must see!

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Here’s the address: 5870 Soquel Drive, Soquel, CA 841.462.2900

Escape to Walton Lighthouse

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This morning is quite overcast and I’m sitting at my desk wondering how I’m going to spend my Saturday. I know I should be working on my taxes (ugh) but I think I may drive over to the coast and walk out to one of my favorite lighthouses.  A few quick facts on lighthouses (You may need one of them at your next dinner party):

  • First lighthouse in America –  Boston Harbor (1716)
  • Oldest original lighthouse in service – Sandy Hook, NJ (1764)
  • Newest shore-side lighthouse – Charleston, SC (1962)
  • First lighthouse to use electricity – Statue of Liberty (1886)

If you didn’t get a chance to see my original blog when I drove over did a sunrise walk out to the Walton Lighthouse, I hope you’ll check it out:  https://photogirltravels.com/2012/11/12/sunrise-walk-to-a-lighthouse/  Happy Saturday!

Also, if you’d like to purchase a print of this beautiful area, please click on “Contact”. My photography is printed on aluminum. Utilizing an advanced process which infuses dyes directly into the metal, the colors / saturation are really amazing. In addition, your print will be displayed using mount blocks which float the image ½ inch off the wall.

©2013 Shelley D Spray – No content  on this site (including all photography) may be reused in any fashion without written permission from the author.

Ahhh Carmel … Dreaming of the Summer

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Would you like a print? Please click on “Contact”. My photography is printed on aluminum. Utilizing an advanced process which infuses dyes directly into the metal, the colors and saturation are really amazing. In addition, your print will be displayed using mount blocks which float the image ½ inch off the wall.

©2013 Shelley D Spray – No content on this site (including all photography) may be reused in any fashion without written permission from the author.

Cliff Walk in Santa Cruz

In Santa Cruz there is a fabulous walk you should absolutely try!  Located along West Cliff Drive, this walk allows you to stroll with an ocean front view for miles. It’s easy to find, just park by the Natural Bridges State Parkand you’ll see the path…

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Cliff Walk in Santa Cruz

In Santa Cruz, California there is a fabulous walk you should absolutely try!  Located along West Cliff Drive, this walk allows you to stroll with an ocean front view for miles. It’s easy to find, just park by the Natural Bridges State Park and you’ll see the path that curves along next to the cliffs. (Directions below) If you walk from Natural Bridges to the municipal wharf it’s about an 8 mile round-trip. Before you go, stop at your favorite coffee shop and get what my sister calls a “road joe”.  It’s a perfect walk if you’re alone (very safe) or with friends. Along the way you’ll see the lighthouse, surfer memorial and municipal wharf (lined with shops and restaurants). More photos to follow but for now this photo shows me at the start. On your mark…get set!

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Guiding the Way

imageIf you love lighthouse (and even if you’re not sure why people do) take a trip and visit Walton Lighthouse in Northern California. For details on how to get there, where to eat and what to do please click here: https://photogirltravels.com/category/santa-c…

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