Archive for November, 2011

  • To date we’ve walked over 95% of the city streets in Santa Barbara, and as a result we’ve put together a collection of some very unique architecture and architectural features in town. Namely, some of the smallest abodes and some of the most brightly painted places (and features) we’ve encountered during our walks. We readily admit that “small” is subjective, and so is “loud”- and while we’ve done our best to remain true to our task, when we see something we love that “almost fits”, we include it in our collection anyway. This is the first “small house” we […] 2673

    Little & Loud Architecture

    To date we’ve walked over 95% of the city streets in Santa Barbara, and as a result we’ve put together a collection of some very unique architecture and architectural features in town. Namely, some of the smallest abodes and some of the most brightly painted places (and features) we’ve encountered during our walks. We readily admit that “small” is subjective, and so is “loud”- and while we’ve done our best to remain true to our task, when we see something we love that “almost fits”, we include it in our collection anyway. This is the first “small house” we […]

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  • This week as we continued our quest to walk every street in the city limits of Santa Barbara, we only made it two blocks before stopping to investigate a little shop near the corner of Mason and Quarantina. 2585

    Santa Barbara Neighbor – Saul Alcaraz

    This week as we continued our quest to walk every street in the city limits of Santa Barbara, we only made it two blocks before stopping to investigate a little shop near the corner of Mason and Quarantina.

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  • This week we continue our hike along some of the most mountainous roads in the city, and wrap up our exploration of this rural and wonderful part of our town. This hike includes all or parts of the following streets: Mountain Drive, Las Canoas, Las Canoas Lane, Foothill, Foothill Lane, Jorgensen Lane, and Stanwood. # # # # We’ll share with you some of the flora and fauna we encountered, including a variety of fruit and nut trees, plus a horse and pony, the incredible natural beauty we saw everywhere, a few historic sites, a cool garden, as well […] 1643

    Bucolic Beauty at its Best

    This week we continue our hike along some of the most mountainous roads in the city, and wrap up our exploration of this rural and wonderful part of our town. This hike includes all or parts of the following streets: Mountain Drive, Las Canoas, Las Canoas Lane, Foothill, Foothill Lane, Jorgensen Lane, and Stanwood. # # # # We’ll share with you some of the flora and fauna we encountered, including a variety of fruit and nut trees, plus a horse and pony, the incredible natural beauty we saw everywhere, a few historic sites, a cool garden, as well […]

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  • This week we cover some of the most rugged and rural territory in Santa Barbara. During several of these hikes we often felt we were a world apart from the buzz of the city, and yet we weren’t at all. Perhaps our perceptions were due to the fact that we were hiking along the highest streets and neighborhoods Santa Barbara has to offer. # # # # And now we briefly pause for a confession from one of the Urban Hikers: Prior to embarking on our “walk every street in the City of Santa Barbara” project, while driving the […] 6

    Stairway to Heaven – Trek to the Highest Streets

    This week we cover some of the most rugged and rural territory in Santa Barbara. During several of these hikes we often felt we were a world apart from the buzz of the city, and yet we weren’t at all. Perhaps our perceptions were due to the fact that we were hiking along the highest streets and neighborhoods Santa Barbara has to offer. # # # # And now we briefly pause for a confession from one of the Urban Hikers: Prior to embarking on our “walk every street in the City of Santa Barbara” project, while driving the […]

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