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Old Posted Nov 27, 2007, 9:08 PM
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Sunset in Eureka, Sunrise in Arcata

Eureka and Arcata are two cities located on Humboldt Bay along the northern coast of California. They are surrounded by forests of redwood trees and logging historically was a primary industry in addition to mining and fishing. Climatically, the region sees lots of rain and is somewhat of a transition zone between California's mediterranean climate the that of the rainier Pacific Northwest. Arcata is also the location of Humboldt State University. The area has a reputation for appealing to "hippies" as was confirmed upon my visit this past September. I hope you enjoy my photos.

Eureka (pop 26,128)



Eureka has an interesting mix of architecture styles. Nothing too very modern, but, lots of historic buildings and homes with a very distinct San Francisco style in their design. There are also many remnants of the 40s, 50s, and 60s.

































Reflecting its strong artistic community, Eureka is a city of murals.







































A different kind of "skyscraper"









Its sad that Eureka's tallest building is this monstrosity, the county courthouse and jail.









Could be San Francisco





































Towards the historic downtown









































































Arcata (pop 16,651)



I had very little time to explore Arcata and unfortunately did not get a chance to walk through the Humboldt State campus. My pictures were taken around Arcata's main plaza. Keep in mind this was about 7 am so the only people out and about were those who had probably spent the night in the park





















































I will leave you with two pictures I took in the area for a photo class assignment, one from a farm outside Arcata and another near the Eureka marina.




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Excellent! Thank you for this one. I've never been up there and was a little giddy when I saw the thread title.
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Thanks for the pics! I guess all the hippies were sleeping.
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Great photos! Lots of attractive buildings.
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Such an awesome area. I was recently looking at real estate in the area, and was amazed at how cheap it was for coastal california.
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Great set, stepper! And kudos for getting a shot of the Lost Coast Brewery -- one of my favorites!
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Wonderful shots of some excellent historic structures!
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Great shots. I knew a guy from Eureka, he was something else...

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I've always wanted to see this area. Thanks for posting. The Victorian architecture is impressive.
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very sweet photos!
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Nice work, thanks for posting! Don't get to see much Eureka on this forum
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California is cool.
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Wonderful photo set! I had no idea Eureka is so gorgeous.
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Nice shots. Some of those houses are amazing and the shot of the cattle is very neat.
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Cool!!
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What delightful Victorian architecture. I'd love to visit that part of Cali... they say Humbolt county has the best 'grass' in the USA
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Now those are two historic places I want to visit one day in California. Incredible Victorian collection.
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What delightful Victorian architecture. I'd love to visit that part of Cali... they say Humbolt county has the best 'grass' in the USA
Oh, the grass is quite 'green.'

Nice pictures! It's funny because just yesterday I was thinking that I've never seen these areas before, and I was getting curious. Nice timing
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As a student at Humboldt University, I personally thank you for covering such an underrated community.
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