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Old Posted Dec 11, 2007, 11:56 PM
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Sacramento - Christmas in the Capital, Along the River

Part One - City of Trees

I was in Sacramento over the weekend for a Christmas party and decided to spend an hour checking out the Christmas decorations downtown. I snapped a few pictures and will add them to my post below.



























Back to our regular tour...











































I've become mildly obsessed with Sacramento's newest skyscraper.























































It's hard to believe there is a building in there!



Now I'm nostalgic for my old job at CalPERS.



The new CalPERS building, just starting to be built when I moved.





















And of course, old town.































These three ladies always want to be the center of attention.

































Cruising the river...









A little West Sac...









Wow! Look at the progress they made in only two shots!! I would do almost anything to get into this building, the views of downtown are amazing.

































Good night Sacramento



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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, 11: Santa Cruz, 12: Sacramento Pt One

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Awesome thread!
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Very nice. Not too glitzy but interesting none the less.
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I like many of these buildings
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Good stuff

I like the train crossing shot and those two guys fishing on the river... that is Sacramento
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Nice shots of a beautiful city!
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I'm speechless.
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Due to the current ridiculous state of my internet connection, it took me 30 minutes to load this thread...but it was totally worth it. Good shots of the commercial side of downtown. I miss Fat City. I used to live in Old Sac and have spent lots of time at their spectacular bar.
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A few Christmas photos added to mark the holiday in the capital.
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Love the additions to the thread. Good work.
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Sacramento is looking very sexy!
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very good shots!
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I wasn't able to view this thread when it was initially posted because there were *way* too many photos that my computer would freeze up. But now that I'm home for the holidays and on my parents computer, I'm able to see them and they're great!
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Ok, I am going to be negative here. It looks very pretty, clean, nice looking buildings, but.... as I have become involved with my own home town and in trying to direct the development of and have some influence on "urban design" and pushing for design that increases liveable, walkable, streets and improves public spaces. I find that my eye for what I find to be attractive has changed. I have found that there can be a difference between structures or streets that look beautiful and ones that "live" beautifully. A building, structure, street, park, etc. can look nice in a rendering or a photo, but if you look at it and consider how it will be to actually live in it, near it, to walk by, whether it encourages a feeling of community, a lively street... then suddenly many structures and places do not work and then do not look attractive at all. Even the places in those pics where there were people, looked stripped down, bare, and uninviting. Perhaps its my own preference, everyone has their own thing, but I wish city planners, developers and others would see how something will "live" rather than just how it will look in a rendering or as another pretty object along a street you drive past or look at for a moment in a photo. A place shouldn't be something to just look at and go "Oh thats pretty" , it should be something to actually live in.
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