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Go for gold! Vintage portraits of California prospectors – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian
"Young gold-rush prospectors stare down the camera in these striking daguerreotypes and tintypes of the 1850s, from a time before California boomtowns became ghost towns"
classideas  california  history  photography  1950s  boomtons  goldrush  daguerreotypes  tintypes 
2 days ago by robertogreco
eat & drink | Discover Trinidad
Choose from a stellar selection of dining options - many within view of the ocean! Enjoy locally prepared seafood, organic, locally sourced ingredients, vegetables from local farms, delicious flavors of Trinidad from each kitchen below.
Winter  2018  February  USWest  California  NorthernCalifornia  NorthCoast  BWRT  NorthCoastRegion  HumboldtCounty  vacation  Trinidad 
2 days ago by ahasteve
Essay: Holy Water [Joan Didion]
Some of us who live in arid parts of the world think about water with a reverence others might find excessive. The water I will draw tomorrow from my tap in Malibu is today crossing the Mojave Desert from the Colorado River, and I like to think about exactly where that water is. The water I will drink tonight in a restaurant in Hollywood is by now well down the Los Angeles Aqueduct from the Owens River, and I also think about exactly where that water is: I particularly like to imagine it as it cascades down the 45-degree stone steps that aerate Owens water after its airless passage through the mountain pipes and siphons.
infrastructure  water  california 
3 days ago by debcha

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