Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Greetings From...

Postcard Time !!! Here we visit historic Southern California landmarks forever preserved on 1950s postcards. ENJOY!

Balboa Island is composed of "Big Island" and "Little Island", seperated by the Grand Canal. Top view shows Park Avenue, looking toward Marine Avenue. Bottom view shows "Flight of the Snowbird Fleet", along the Island's Bay Front.

This delightful Newport Harbor community is fittingly named: - "Corona Del Mar" means "Crown of the Sea" in Spanish. Here are views of Arch Rock Beach and a portion of the harbor's jetty -- which makes a good place from which to fish!

San Pedro, California - A thriving modern residential and industrial port city -- located at the entrance to the largest man-made harbor in the world. It is 22 miles south from downtown Los Angeles.

Looking up Vine Street from Sunset Boulevard and view of the Hollywood Bowl during a summer concert, Hollywood, California.

World Famous Scotty's Castle and Desert Mountain - Scenes like these make the Death Valley National Monument trips a memory of a lifetime.


Major Pepperidge said...

Oh man, I have two slides that I was sure were of someplace in SoCal, and now I'm thinking that they were taken on Balboa Island! Where the heck did I put them...?

Anonymous said...

Balboa hasn't changed much. But look at hose empty hills in the background. That's another matter. And I can remember taking the San Pedro ferry over to Terminal Island before the bridge was completed. Seemed like a grand adventure.