Though underappreciated by most Californians, I have been delighted to see that there is quite a bit of love on this board for our state's capital (and some truly phenomenal threads). Maybe Sacramento can't match the glamour of Los Angeles, the beauty of San Francisco, or the sunny beaches of San Diego. But, I loved living in Sacramento and think it has made a lot of strides in becoming a great city on its own. Certainly, the best city in California not on the coast. Enjoy!
You wouldn't know looking at this picture that the CalSTRS building was across the river.
Excellent pics. When did u shoot this? Sunday? The city looks dead. Nevertheless, Sac is my home and will always be.
I took these on a couple of different weekends. But, it was always a Saturday, so a lot of the government offices are closed. I also tend to wait for people to walk by before I take pictures, so, it may look more empty than it really was. Like I said, it's no SF, but, there were plenty of people out and about especially around Midtown and the K Street Mall.
Wonderful historic structures. Folks from Sacramento that have moved to Denver say that there are similarities in our cities. I will have to go there to find out. Thanks for sharing!
I haven't been to Denver so I couldn't say what similarities there are either (though I would love to go to Denver someday to explore myself!). I read in another post that some thought Sac was similar to Austin and from the pictures I've seen, I kind of agree. Sacramento could do well to build some heigher buildings in the core of downtown, but, they are getting there. To me, Sacramento has the feel of a real city, with a relaxed, smaller town atmosphere.
I'm not sure if I am "the man" as LAsam put it , but, thanks for the comments. This was one of my favorite cities to photograph.
Excellent set of photos! Nice looking city w/a nice blend of architecture. I was there one day...one summer when it was 103 degrees!! Low humidity though, so it sure didn't feel that hot. Very brown grass too.
Sac is nice, but one thing it can use in trying to create a stronger identity is more downtown retail. It has got good potential with the metro's growing pop and rail system, I'd love to see the city develop concomittant with the rail network.