Archive for October, 2011

  • This week we took a break from our quest to walk all 256 miles of public streets within the city limits of Santa Barbara, and instead took a couple of extra laps around a handful of neighborhoods to see what our neighbors were scaring up in the way of home decorations this Halloween. Once we got started snapping pictures, we had a hard time controlling our “shutter finger”. As a result, we have hundreds of photos, which we’ve pared down to our top choices. Ed and his dedicated staff have decided the best way to showcase these spooky, creepy, […] 10

    Halloween Santa Barbara Style

    This week we took a break from our quest to walk all 256 miles of public streets within the city limits of Santa Barbara, and instead took a couple of extra laps around a handful of neighborhoods to see what our neighbors were scaring up in the way of home decorations this Halloween. Once we got started snapping pictures, we had a hard time controlling our “shutter finger”. As a result, we have hundreds of photos, which we’ve pared down to our top choices. Ed and his dedicated staff have decided the best way to showcase these spooky, creepy, […]

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  • This week we continued our quest to walk all 256 miles of public streets within the city limits of Santa Barbara, and rather than tell you about a specific hike or neighborhood we’ve experienced, we feel compelled to share with you photos of some of the cool mailboxes we’ve spied along the way. With mailboxes, we’ve noticed that very often a neighborhood adopts a theme. Once one resident starts with a particular motif or style, others seem to follow suit… almost as though there’s a collective consciousness of mailbox ornamentation. Animals seem to be popular in several neighborhoods. They […] 11

    Marvelous Mailboxes of Santa Barbara

    This week we continued our quest to walk all 256 miles of public streets within the city limits of Santa Barbara, and rather than tell you about a specific hike or neighborhood we’ve experienced, we feel compelled to share with you photos of some of the cool mailboxes we’ve spied along the way. With mailboxes, we’ve noticed that very often a neighborhood adopts a theme. Once one resident starts with a particular motif or style, others seem to follow suit… almost as though there’s a collective consciousness of mailbox ornamentation. Animals seem to be popular in several neighborhoods. They […]

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  • This week we continued our quest to walk all 256 miles of public streets within the city limits of Santa Barbara, and walked parts of town that many confuse as being Montecito. In reality, with the exception of Coast Village Road, these neighborhoods are and have always been a part of the City of Santa Barbara. # # # # # # # # Back in the day – as in the 1960’s, 70’s and even into the 80‘s – we can recall that the residents of our town often identified their neighborhoods in much more specific terms. If […] 10

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    This week we continued our quest to walk all 256 miles of public streets within the city limits of Santa Barbara, and walked parts of town that many confuse as being Montecito. In reality, with the exception of Coast Village Road, these neighborhoods are and have always been a part of the City of Santa Barbara. # # # # # # # # Back in the day – as in the 1960’s, 70’s and even into the 80‘s – we can recall that the residents of our town often identified their neighborhoods in much more specific terms. If […]

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  • This week we continued our quest to walk all 256 miles of public streets within the city limits of Santa Barbara, and rather than report on a specific neighborhood or a hike we’ve taken, we prefer to share a few of the amusing and interesting signs we’ve seen along the way. And we mean signs– literally. In the early days of our project we paid more attention to the hiking, and less to photographing what we saw on our journey. It was however, this apropos sign that caught our eyes and prompted us to begin photo-documenting in earnest. To […] 9

    Signs of the Times

    This week we continued our quest to walk all 256 miles of public streets within the city limits of Santa Barbara, and rather than report on a specific neighborhood or a hike we’ve taken, we prefer to share a few of the amusing and interesting signs we’ve seen along the way. And we mean signs– literally. In the early days of our project we paid more attention to the hiking, and less to photographing what we saw on our journey. It was however, this apropos sign that caught our eyes and prompted us to begin photo-documenting in earnest. To […]

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  • This week we continued our quest to walk all 256 miles of public streets within the city limits of Santa Barbara, and report about a very special neighborhood and then some. Within the Upper East there’s a relatively unknown area designated as “Bungalow Haven”. The map shows the boundaries, and and the photos provide a sampling of the marvelous bungalows you’ll find in this little neighborhood, which was designated a Special Design District in 2006. In their book, Walk Santa Barbara, local bungalow-dwellers Cheri Rae and John McKinney provide urban hikers with an easy1- mile hike of the district, which […] 11

    Bungalow Haven and Beyond

    This week we continued our quest to walk all 256 miles of public streets within the city limits of Santa Barbara, and report about a very special neighborhood and then some. Within the Upper East there’s a relatively unknown area designated as “Bungalow Haven”. The map shows the boundaries, and and the photos provide a sampling of the marvelous bungalows you’ll find in this little neighborhood, which was designated a Special Design District in 2006. In their book, Walk Santa Barbara, local bungalow-dwellers Cheri Rae and John McKinney provide urban hikers with an easy1- mile hike of the district, which […]

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