Archive for December, 2011
Posted December 30, 2011The Urban Hikers have walked all but 2 miles of this City and they want you to join them for the “Final 2”. The hike will begin at 2:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve Day – Saturday December 31st. It will be a loop, beginning at the corner of State Street and Canon Perdido (in front of the old Border’s) and will take them down Canon Perdido to Milpas Street, a block down Milpas to De La Guerra and then up De La Guerra to their final destination at De La Guerra Plaza. So mark your calendars and plan […]
Posted December 17, 2011This week the Urban Hikers have lots of holiday commitments, so they’ve decided to bring you a very abbreviated Urban Hike. One photo, one amusing tree…and while it’s admittedly festive, it’s NOT a Christmas tree. CAUTION: Not for the easily offended.
Posted December 10, 2011In this “Urban Hike first”, we’ve decided to dedicate the entirety of our weekly story to just one street, and we’ll show you each and every house on it. The street, Brinkerhoff Ave., is located between Haley and Cota, and also bounded by Chapala and De La Vina. # # # # This one-block street was originally an alley that bisected an entire square block (bounded by the streets above) and was named for the owner of the parcel, Dr. Samuel B. Brinkerhoff, Santa Barbara’s first physician, and a true man about town. # # # # Dr. Brinkerhoff […]
Posted December 3, 2011We’ve walked over 95% of the city streets in Santa Barbara, discovering new things and photographing all along the way. Today we’ll share some of our city’s wonderful mosaics, murals, tile work and more. Some will surely be familiar; others may be works of art you’ve never seen before. Whether you love them or not, they make up the fabric of our town. These are some of the works of art we’ve found set in sidewalks. Each has brought us joy, so we find photo # 3 particularly apropos. # # # # # # # # # # […]