santa rosa is the county seat of sonoma county in ca. as of jan 1, 07, the population was 157,985, making it the largest city in california's wine country and 5th largest in the bay area after san jose, san francisco, oakland and fremont.
more than 7.4 million visit the county as tourists each year.
not having to work - i grabbed my camera and my water bottle, and off i went to document my hometown as best as i could.
so yea, all photos are mine, and all were taken 03.04.08. theres actually a little less than 300, but there were over 400 originally.
my view from one of my windows: ah spring in the air
now off we go
first off, the mcdonald historic neighborhood
what, u didnt believe me?
the cathedral house
just drive slow please
my work: the neighborhood grocery - i believe it was in the movie 'scream' (but i havent seen it to be honest)
santa rosas rural cemetery - a popular dog walking destination
2 playing (or mating?)
the jc neighborhood - more mixed income than the mcdonald area
u can see the junior college
santa rosa high is directly adjacent to the jc
the j sizzle's parking garage
fountaingrove's million dollar hillside homes
some good views
the high skool next door
back on the ground
each photo has an oak, man they make this campus beautiful
wait a second....
the clock tower is actually attached to the parking garage, how classy
another historic district
freeway widening (adding a carpool lane to the 101)
theres a lot of historic districts surrounding downtown - yup, that means no high-rises
more freeway construction inconveniences
new mixed-use completed!
looking down where i just was
sonoma co museum
more 4th st
awaiting new development
cancer survivors plaza
luther burbank savings
gift from sister city in s korea
more 4th st
my favorite of the bunch: overview of courthouse square:
i see u!
ur tax dollars at work
7 stories up:
golden gate transit
i wonder if anybody actually goes out on one of those balconies?
traversos, and the mall behind it
cant get enough shapes
a 7-story deep cavern between bldgs
the greenway is on the left
majestic taylor mtn, a park at the head of the greenway is about to open
awning for nothing/nobody
entrance to prince memorial greenway
santa rosa creek
the new park
a gathering/presentation at city hall
no caption necessary
i entered the complex from the top
water feature: overview
water feature: close-up
looking out of the gardens toward julliard park
peeking back into the gardens
a water feature to play in?!?!?
construction during freeway widening
back out into the open sun
i think i see some balls!
a hotel of course
did someone die in there or something?
the metal shimmering sculpture (like the alhambra trucks)
railroad square historic district
some of santa rosas best eateries are right here
omelette express is the bomb
so is sushi to dai for
future Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) line
santa rosa station (now a ca welcome center)
future mixed used development site
more freeway widening
old and new
4th st cut thru
looking out on 4th from the mall
looking down mendocino
looking up mendo
not quite tho safe to cross
enough walking 4 today, ill think ill skip the y
thanks for joining me!