Sunday, October 30, 2016

More public art: UCSC barn, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
 The banana slug is the mascot of UC Santa Cruz, and it showed up on the arts billboard in August.

Santa Cruz, California
This electrical box near UCSC also sports some banana slugs.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Morning Light

It's a cliché in photography that early morning or late afternoon light is somehow magical. But it's a cliché because it's often true.

Somerville, Massachusetts
The former Rosebud diner near Davis Square early on a Sunday morning. They serve fancy food now.

Santa Cruz, California
The Octagon Building in Santa Cruz this morning. It used to be the Santa Cruz County Hall of Records. It's now Lulu Carpenter's, an upscale coffee shop, reported to be closing soon.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Buenos Aires to Mendoza

We started off in the San Telmo neighborhood of Buenos Aires, before heading off to visit Mendoza.

San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

LATAM airline map. En route from Buenos Aires to San Juan.
The Falklands war is still a sore point for some in Argentina.

On the road from San Juan to Mendoza.
The Mendoza airport is closed for 90 days, so we had to fly to San Juan, then take a bus to Mendoza. It was not so bad, because the long-distance buses in Argentina are comfortable, and we got to see the countryside. It reminds me of Nevada or Patagonia (far to the south of here).

Maipu, Argentina.
We rented bikes in Maipu and then visited a couple of wineries. There are some nice protected bike lanes on some of the main roads (though not on this one).