April 3, 2012

Monterey


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Rental kayaks on the beach at Monterey

The sheltered harbor area at Monterey is perfect for launching kayaks from the beach.

Monterey, California

April 3, 2012
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accession number: 2012-04-03 1
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: north-monterey-california

coordinates: 36.601 N -121.8879 W
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Seafood companies on Monterey Municipal Wharf 2

Monterey is still an active fishing port, with ice plants and seafood packing sheds on Municipal Wharf Number 2.

Monterey, California

April 3, 2012
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accession number: 2012-04-03 2
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: monterey-harbor-california

coordinates: 36.6054 N -121.8894 W
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Fishing boats at Monterey Municipal Wharf 2

Commercial fishing and crabbing boats tie up at Municipal Wharf 2 in Monterey Harbor.

Monterey, California

April 3, 2012
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accession number: 2012-04-03 3
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: monterey-harbor-california

coordinates: 36.6027 N -121.8897 W
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Fishermans Cove

Fisherman's Cove is now mostly occupied by the pleasure-boat marina.

Monterey, California

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accession number: 2012-04-03 4
state: california-central
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locality: monterey-harbor-california

coordinates: 36.6029 N -121.8928 W
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Custom House Plaza in Monterey

A large plaza flanked by museums and historic buildings now extends inland from the Custom House to the hotel and conference center.

Monterey State Historic Park, California

April 3, 2012
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accession number: 2012-04-03 5
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: custom-house-plaza-monterey-california

coordinates: 36.6026 N -121.8937 W
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Calle Principal at Franklin in Monterey

Downtown Monterey, historic and modern buildings together.

Monterey, California

April 3, 2012
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accession number: 2012-04-03 6
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: monterey-downtown-california

coordinates: 36.6001 N -121.8952 W
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Golden State Theatre on Alvarado Street in Monterey

The downtown Golden State Theatre with its elaborate Spanish style facade was built in 1926.

Monterey, California

April 3, 2012
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accession number: 2012-04-03 7
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: monterey-downtown-california

coordinates: 36.5995 N -121.8946 W
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Cooper-Molera garden in Monterey

A walled garden at the historic Cooper-Molera Adobe is part of two acres of grounds.

Monterey State Historic Park, California

April 3, 2012
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accession number: 2012-04-03 8
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: monterey-uptown-california

coordinates: 36.5973 N -121.8948 W
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Well and horno at the Cooper-Molera Adobe

A well and horno (brick oven) in the garden at the historic Cooper-Molera House. The garden here is a popular venue for outdoor weddings.

Monterey State Historic Park, California

April 3, 2012
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accession number: 2012-04-03 9
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: monterey-uptown-california

Coordinates: 36.5975 N -121.8951 W
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Robert Louis Stevenson House in Monterey

Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson stayed here in 1879.

Monterey State Historic Park, California

April 3, 2012
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accession number: 2012-04-03 10
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: monterey-uptown-california

Coordinates: 36.5974 N -121.8933 W
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Garden at the Robert Louis Stevenson House

It is easy to imagine Robert Louis Stevenson sitting in this garden, recuperating from the epic journey that brought him from Scotland by steamship and train.

Monterey State Historic Park, California

April 3, 2012
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accession number: 2012-04-03 11
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: monterey-uptown-california

coordinates: 36.5971 N -121.8935 W
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Griffin Plaza on Washington Street in Monterey

A triangular plaza on the edge of Monterey's business district. At one time I managed a computer store in the A.G. Davi Building.

Monterey, California

April 3, 2012
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accession number: 2012-04-03 12
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: monterey-uptown-california

coordinates: 36.5982 N -121.893 W
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Monterey Transit Plaza

An urban park as well as transfer point between various bus routes, across the street from the Cooper-Molera Adobe.

Monterey, California

April 3, 2012
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accession number: 2012-04-03 13
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: monterey-uptown-california

coordinates: 36.5974 N -121.8946 W
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El Camino Real Marker at Colton Hall

El Camino Real was the road that connected the Spanish missions and civil settlements in California. Its approximate route was marked with cast-iron bells like this in 1906-12. The support post resembles a Franciscan friar's walking staff.

Monterey State Historic Park, California

April 3, 2012
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accession number: 2012-04-03 14
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: colton-hall-monterey-california

coordinates: 36.5975 N -121.897 W
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Memorial Oak in Monterey

This California live oak was planted as a World War I Memorial.

Monterey State Historic Park, California

April 3, 2012
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accession number: 2012-04-03 15
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: colton-hall-monterey-california

coordinates: 36.597 N -121.8972 W
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Upstairs at Colton Hall in Monterey

The upstairs room where the first California state constitution was drafted and signed.

Monterey State Historic Park, California

April 3, 2012
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accession number: 2012-04-03 16
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: colton-hall-monterey-california

coordinates: 36.5976 N -121.8975 W
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The Old Monterey Jail

Monterey's old dungeon-like stone jail was in use until the 1940's, and never had an escape.

Monterey State Historic Park, California

April 3, 2012
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accession number: 2012-04-03 18
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: colton-hall-monterey-california

coordinates: 36.5977 N -121.8977 W
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Colton Hall in Monterey

Colton Hall is named for Walter Colton, Monterey's first American alcalde (mayor). Its lower floor still houses municipal offices, the second floor is a museum.

Monterey State Historic Park, California

April 3, 2012
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accession number: 2012-04-03 19
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: colton-hall-monterey-california

coordinates: 36.5976 N -121.8974 W
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Monterey Institute of International Studies

The Monterey Institute of International Studies, founded in 1955, is now the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

Monterey, California

April 3, 2012
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accession number: 2012-04-03 20
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: monterey-downtown-california

Coordinates: 36.6002 N -121.8966 W
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California's First Theater

Built in 1846 and used as a tavern, this tiny building was used as a theater by US Army officers in 1850.

Monterey State Historic Park, California

April 3, 2012
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accession number: 2012-04-03 21
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: custom-house-plaza-monterey-california

coordinates: 36.603 N -121.8953 W
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Memory Garden at Pacific House in Monterey

The enclosed Memory Garden behind Pacific House, popular for weddings, was designed by pioneer David Jacks' daughters.

Monterey State Historic Park, California

April 3, 2012
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accession number: 2012-04-03 22
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: pacific-house-monterey-california

coordinates: 36.6026 N -121.8943 W
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Gaspar de Portola Statue in Monterey

Gaspar de Portola established the Sapnish settlements at San Diego and Monterey, and was the first governor of California.

Monterey, California

April 3, 2012
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accession number: 2012-04-03 23
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: monterey-downtown-california

coordinates: 36.6013 N -121.8942 W
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Veranda at the Monterey Custom House

The Custom House at Monterey, built in 1827, was where Commodore Sloat raised the American flag in 1846.

Monterey State Historic Park, California

April 3, 2012
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accession number: 2012-04-03 24
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: custom-house-plaza-monterey-california

coordinates: 36.6032 N -121.8935 W
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Statue of Santa Rosalia at Monterey Harbor

Santa Rosalia is the patron saint of the Italian sardine fishermen in Monterey. The Festa Italia held in Monterey is modeled on the Santa Rosalia festival held in Palermo.

Monterey, California

April 3, 2012
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accession number: 2012-04-03 25
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: fishermans-cove-monterey-california

coordinates: 36.6041 N -121.8937 W
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Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey

Lined with restaurants and souvenir shops, Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf is tourist central.

Monterey, California

April 3, 2012
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accession number: 2012-04-03 26
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: monterey-harbor-california

coordinates: 36.6038 N -121.8932 W
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Boat tours from Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf

Whale watching and glass-bottom boat tours depart from Fisherman's Wharf.

Monterey, California

April 3, 2012
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accession number: 2012-04-03 27
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: monterey-harbor-california

coordinates: 36.6048 N -121.8925 W
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End of Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey

The roof of the restaurant at the end of Fisherman's Wharf provides a fine view of Monterey's harbor.

Monterey, California

April 3, 2012
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accession number: 2012-04-03 28
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: monterey-harbor-california

coordinates: 36.6055 N -121.8922 W
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Inside the Royal Presidio Chapel in Monterey

The Royal Presidio Chapel, recently restored, dates from 1794 and is built of sandstone.

Church Street, Monterey, California

April 3, 2012
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accession number: 2012-04-03 29
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: monterey-presidio-chapel-california

coordinates: 36.5954 N -121.8905 W
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Royal Presidio Chapel in Monterey

The Royal Presidio Chapel, officially the Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo, is the oldest cathedral in the US (tied with Saint Louis Cathedral in New Orleans.

Monterey, California

April 3, 2012
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accession number: 2012-04-03 30
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: monterey-presidio-chapel-california

coordinates: 36.5957 N -121.8903 W
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