Friday Flashback #062 …

I’m fascinated by these lifeguard stations that dot the Southern California beaches. They remind me so much of the lunar landing module from NASA’s moon missions, but they also seem kind of like lonely sentinels. This one is in La Jolla, a place I visit far too infrequently. I have to go back soon for a long walk on the cliffs near the beach.

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Friday Flashback #061 …

My fall 2018 trip to the United Kingdom included a few days in Brighton. I was brought up visiting Atlantic City in the summer, so I’m always curious about beach resort towns, and I had heard and read a lot about Brighton. It’s still a little bit dodgy in parts, but I found the pebble beach and the vibrant arts scene to be absolutely amazing. It took me most of the day by train to get there (I had to come back to London from Wales, and then go London to Brighton, which is a trip that takes only a little over an hour), so I was tired and cranky when I got there, but this beautiful sunset was one of the first things I saw, so that made everything better.

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Friday Flashback #060 …

This is my preferred walk these days: Along the Coronado waterfront, under the amazing Coronado Bridge, whose gentle curving sweep takes my breath away no matter which direction I’m traveling in (to Coronado, from Coronado, or under the bridge, like above). From there I continue on the bike path past the golf course on to Glorietta Blvd., and up into the Village. I love the fact that I live in an area that calls its downtown area “The Village.”

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Friday Flashback #059 …

Coming in for a landing … My fall 2018 trip to England started with this low swoop into Heathrow Airport, outside of London. It was an amazing trip and this photo will always represent the magic of travel for me. With a few keystrokes (and a bit of money) you can be whisked off to a foreign land. It’s definitely “chose your own adventure.”

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Friday Flashback #058 …

Coronado Classic. I see a lot of VW wagons around town, including two (a light blue one and a light green one) in one of my building’s parking lots. This red beauty was parked on the streets and I just had to snap her, cropping out the license plate to protect the innocent. Coronado is also the home of numerous golf carts, a sure sign of “island living.” Not sure if it’s the idle rich at play or just let’s abandon the car and take the cart shopping. Either way, it’s just a totally different way of life.

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Friday Flashback #057 …

Oh, London … you have stolen my heart many times now. I particularly like this photo taken on the Millennium Bridge on a chilly October Sunday. Obviously there was a race of some sort, but my favorite part of the photo is the woman at the far right, mysteriously hiding her identity. Is she a spy? A tourist? A movie star hiding in plain sight? We’ll never know. It’s just a fleeting moment in time, never to be captured again.

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Friday Flashback #056 …

Bookstore cats I have known and loved. I suppose the tradition of bookstore cats started as a practicality … a good mouser is worth his or her weight in gold. But I find any bookstore cat I happen upon to be a charming addition to any shop, and this one—Twice Sold Tales in Seattle, WA—had FOUR (count ’em, FOUR) cats living on the premises. with this particular guy (or gal) being the most photogenic, in my humble opinion.

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