HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForumSkyscraper Posters
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Photography Forums > My City Photos

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #1  
Old Posted Dec 4, 2007, 6:33 PM
stepper77's Avatar
stepper77 stepper77 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: East Bay
Posts: 2,254
Santa Cruz & Capitola

Capitola



Before I head into Santa Cruz, I thought I'd make a stop in the small seaside town of Capitola, a city of about 10,000 people along the Monterey Bay. I had never actually been there before until this past summer, but, it is a very cute, resort, touristy type town with a nice beach. Another great little California town.





























Santa Cruz (pop 54,593)



Much like Monterey, its counterpart on the other side of the bay, Santa Cruz is much more than its main tourist destination, the Boardwalk.































































































A little religion...











Lots of beautiful old homes in Santa Cruz















































Of course, no trip to Santa Cruz isn't complete without a stop at the beach and Boardwalk (please excuse the smudge on my lens!).










_____________________________________________________________

Tour of California

1: Los Angeles, 2: Hollywood, Glendale, Pasadena, Beverly Hills, 3: Riverside, Santa Ana, Long Beach, 4: San Jose, 5: San Diego, 6: Fresno, 7: Stockton, Modesto, 8: Gold Country, 9: Eureka, Arcata, 10: Monterey, Carmel
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2  
Old Posted Dec 4, 2007, 9:08 PM
LAsam LAsam is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Playa del Rey, CA
Posts: 1,674
Absolutely beautiful. I'm loving your "Tour of California." Does Santa Cruz has a college town feel to it at all? I'm wondering how much of a presence UC Santa Cruz has up there.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3  
Old Posted Dec 4, 2007, 10:31 PM
stepper77's Avatar
stepper77 stepper77 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: East Bay
Posts: 2,254
Thank you very much, this has been a great excuse to explore places I've never been to or really taken the time to see.

Personally, I don't think that Santa Cruz has a "college town" feel to it at all. Maybe because it is such a tourist destination. It has a more "bohemian" feel to it more than anything. Perhaps it's because UCSC is a smaller campus (enrollment wise) and is a bit away from the heart of the city. Here is map to give you an idea:



I work for UC at Office of the President in Oakland and we don't hear a lot from UCSC, so, they seem to be a pretty quiet campus.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #4  
Old Posted Dec 5, 2007, 12:03 AM
peanut gallery's Avatar
peanut gallery peanut gallery is offline
Only Mostly Dead
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Marin
Posts: 5,218
Another great set, Stepper!

You caught a glimpse of the tressle featured in Lost Boys:


There are only two of them, but somehow everyone's picture of the sky-buckets (or whatever you call these things) manges to catch one of the "cave-couple":
__________________
My other car is a Dakota Creek Advanced Multihull Design.

Tiburon Miami 1 Miami 2 Ye Olde San Francisco SF: Canyons, waterfront... SF: South FiDi SF: South Park
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #5  
Old Posted Dec 5, 2007, 1:28 AM
Wheelingman04's Avatar
Wheelingman04 Wheelingman04 is offline
Pittsburgh rocks!!
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Salem, OH (near Youngstown)
Posts: 8,799
Phenominal photos!!
__________________
1 hour from Pittsburgh and 1 hour from Cleveland
Go Ohio State!!
Ohio Proud!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #6  
Old Posted Dec 5, 2007, 2:30 PM
OhioGuy OhioGuy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: DC
Posts: 6,982
It's just sooooo gorgeous. I absolutely LOVE coastal California! Thanks for the great photos of the cities around the Monterey Bay area. They've been fab to see.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #7  
Old Posted Dec 5, 2007, 6:19 PM
SLO's Avatar
SLO SLO is offline
REAL Kiwi!
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: California
Posts: 6,022
Really great shots, again.....
Santa Cruz was "our beach", growing up, but as kids never really ventured into downtown. They have done a great job with the downtown area, really nice.
Bohemian is a perfect description of Santa Cruz....


Go Banana Slugs.....
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #8  
Old Posted Dec 5, 2007, 6:47 PM
Yankeebiscuitfan's Avatar
Yankeebiscuitfan Yankeebiscuitfan is offline
Dutch Biscuit fan
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Somewhere in the South of the Netherlands
Posts: 357
I visited Sta. Cruz once and I wasn't bewildered. But I totally missed the part that you showed us.

Capitola will be a place that I will visit next year. And a rerun for Sta. Cruz.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #9  
Old Posted Dec 5, 2007, 7:04 PM
ltsmotorsport's Avatar
ltsmotorsport ltsmotorsport is offline
Here we stAy
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: The grid of course
Posts: 8,009
Mmmmmmmmmmm, Pizza My Heart.
__________________
Rubicon Brewing Co. 1987 - 2017
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #10  
Old Posted Dec 5, 2007, 7:22 PM
skylife's Avatar
skylife skylife is offline
I'm usually right.
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Portland, Maine USA
Posts: 7,353
Absolutely fantastic. Those stucco buildings in Capitola are great. I'd love to live in one!
__________________
An inglorious peace is better than a dishonorable war. - Mark Twain
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #11  
Old Posted Dec 5, 2007, 7:51 PM
ady26 ady26 is offline
Closed account
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,193
Juicy spots!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #12  
Old Posted Dec 8, 2007, 7:01 AM
denveraztec's Avatar
denveraztec denveraztec is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Governor's Park/Capitol Hill, Denver
Posts: 2,634
Sweet shots of a great place!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #13  
Old Posted Dec 11, 2007, 4:33 AM
yerfdog yerfdog is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 349
Beautiful pictures. I really liked Santa Cruz both times I've been there.

I've driven past Capitola, but never into it.


edit: Peanut Gallery, what do you mean about the cave couple?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #14  
Old Posted Dec 11, 2007, 5:13 AM
salvius's Avatar
salvius salvius is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Toronto
Posts: 766
Santa Cruz looks lovely. I'm less impressed with the boardwalk, though.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #15  
Old Posted Dec 11, 2007, 6:05 AM
edluva edluva is offline
BANNED
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 6,134
i love coastal norcal. so much character. the trip from SF down PCH has unbeatable coastal scenery.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #16  
Old Posted Dec 11, 2007, 7:48 AM
peanut gallery's Avatar
peanut gallery peanut gallery is offline
Only Mostly Dead
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Marin
Posts: 5,218
Quote:
Originally Posted by yerfdog View Post
Peanut Gallery, what do you mean about the cave couple?
On the ride that takes you over the boardwalk, two of the seats have mannequins in them: one is a caveman, the other a cavewoman. The caveman is in the blue seat approaching the nearest tower in the photo I referenced. They added them many years ago (in the early 80's if I remember correctly) and I always look for them in photos of the boardwalk for some strange reason. Maybe just to see if they're still there.
__________________
My other car is a Dakota Creek Advanced Multihull Design.

Tiburon Miami 1 Miami 2 Ye Olde San Francisco SF: Canyons, waterfront... SF: South FiDi SF: South Park
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #17  
Old Posted Dec 11, 2007, 8:46 AM
Top Of The Park's Avatar
Top Of The Park Top Of The Park is offline
no its not...
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 11,031
Nice Job....

....looks like a real livable place
__________________
I see idiots
Reply With Quote
     
     
End
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Photography Forums > My City Photos
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 2:29 PM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.