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Monday, April 11, 2011


This house is now a club.
Had a wonderful weekend trip to Eureka, California for the Jazz Jubilee. My favorite musicians were the Gator Beat, love the zydeco sound, makes me want to do the very fast three step, kinda a polka dance.

And then there were the bands that played all the great oldies from the 40s. Wonderful sound of the horns and sax. Lots of swing dancers and just a lot of dancing all weekend long.
This home is an architecture business.
Another beautiful home.

This building has apartments upstairs, not sure what businesses are downstairs, it was raining when I took the photos of the houses.

The alley cat mural stand about 30 feet tall. The top shadow is a fire escape ladder attached to the building.

Don't forget the alley dogs. Another very large mural.

This mural is painted on the back of a theater wall.

Some angles and cornices.

More angles from a rusted fence.

Fishing boats in the harbor.

If you are looking for beads, you are sure to find them here. The owners had moved some of their displays up against the wall because a jazz band was coming in to play.

This is the front of the bead store.


  1. Great photos Victoria! It sounds and looks like you had a wonderful weekend.

  2. such gorgeous architecture! i've been reading a little bit about architectural details from an old "observer's guide" pocketbook i thrifted. i'm using it for reference in my drawings, but it is so fascinating and pulls me right in.

  3. Eureka is one of my favorite cities! We've visited there twice. Great pictures! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thank you for sharing your happy memory making. I'm a jazz fan too. Hugs!

  5. Following you from the hop! Please stop by and say hi :)

  6. Amazing homes, so beautiful -and to imagine the history behind them. If walls could talk..

    Thanks for Sharing such Beauty. Karryann