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Old Posted Sep 5, 2008, 9:41 PM
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Sacramento Labor Day weekend

I was in Sacramento for the state fair and to visit some friends and family. I took some pictures in Sacramento, West Sac and El Dorado Hills in my down time. I apologize if there are a bit random.





That's it for the fair...I am lucky I could walk afterwards with all the fried food!

























































































Town Center in El Dorado Hills



















Big Downtown Pano ---->



For a more on Sacramento, my previous threads are here: part 1 + part 2 . Others have also posted some sensation threads you can look for.
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Old Posted Sep 5, 2008, 9:55 PM
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Nice stuff. I wish the state fair could fit somewhere in central Sac, though. It's cutoff from the city like a lumber yard or something.
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Nice addition to the skyline going up out there!
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Oh my god! I designed this monstrosity (as well as 4 other buildings in that development). Never thought it would appear on SSP!



Nonetheless, I was up in the area over Labor Day as well, but I took very photos. I was stuck in suburbia land (Roseville, Citrus Heights and Folsom). We did make it out to Auburn Ravine though to go swimming.

Great photos of downtown, I wish I had the time to stop and take pics while I was passing through.
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Nice shots, stepper. I've lived in this state for over 40 years and have never been to the state fair. I should really do that one of these years.
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Ha! Town Center. What have you done plinko!

Sactown's lookin' good. I don't miss the heat though.
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Sacramento is rich of history !
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Wow, I can't believe you designed it plinko! The cousin I stayed with lives in Folsom and she took me up there to go to the movies and dinner. She kicked me out early the next day to go to work, so, I decided to head back and snap a few photos. The buildings themselves are nice. It is just the fact with a lot of these projects they are placed in a sea of parking. Dublin, where I live now, is looking at building a brand new "downtown" and I hope they look more towards what Walnut Creek has done and not this type of development.

Oh well, Sacramento is the real gem. It is my favorite place I've lived next to SF and I can never get enough taking pictures.
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The buildings themselves are nice. It is just the fact with a lot of these projects they are placed in a sea of parking. Dublin, where I live now, is looking at building a brand new "downtown" and I hope they look more towards what Walnut Creek has done and not this type of development.
Believe me, the sea of parking is not the only problem with this development. I was involved in the master planning as well and fought tooth and nail for something more 'urban'. The developer could have cared less.

The lake in the middle is nice though.

This is not one of the projects I show in my portfolio (not only that I was working for a firm at the time).
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Those are some great photos of Sacramento... thanks for sharing!
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Great shots...thanks!!!!
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I haven't been to Sacramento in years, but I was always impressed. I guess what I liked was the fact its so overshadowed by the other major cities in California. So there is no expectations, and its a pleasant surprise.

Although I have to admit I have sort of a bad taste for its people after the often hostile rivalry a few years back between the LA Lakers & Sacramento Kings. Now that the Kings aren't much of a threat, its slowly going away. But god I hated the fans, and those cow bells they brought with them to the games. (lol)
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Everyone thinks they have a rivalry with L.A.
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Nice set. Looks so different from the cities back east.
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Now that the Kings aren't much of a threat


Now that hurt. Just wait until next season.






Nice photo thread stepper.
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Nice job! I miss palm trees.
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Although I have to admit I have sort of a bad taste for its people after the often hostile rivalry a few years back between the LA Lakers & Sacramento Kings. Now that the Kings aren't much of a threat, its slowly going away. But god I hated the fans, and those cow bells they brought with them to the games. (lol)
Great set of shots as usual Stepper. You do Sac proud. No hard feelings there ChrisLA, all in good fun between Kings and Fakers. The rivalry has cooled down naturally with the hometowners hard on their luck the past few years. You got to admit though it was fun while it lasted especially the part where Doug Christie used Rick Fox's face as a speed bag. Just remember these two things: Kobe can't play forever and the cowbells are only on a short sabbatical...
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Old Posted Sep 16, 2008, 4:31 AM
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Nice tour Stepper... you sure got around crossing into west Sac. Your last
shot almost looks like it was taken from the L Street Loft but your several
blocks south of L Street. Where was it taken from?

Come back again
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