Thursday, February 4, 2010

San Buena Ventura

Last Sunday I spent the day with old friends in my hometown of Ventura. We walked around downtown to the San Buena Ventura Mission and down to the Ventura Pier and Surfers point.

The 9th and last of the California Missions was founded in 1782 by Junipero Serra. We heard his name a lot in elementary school, growing up that town. The last time I was at the mission was during my senior year at Ventura High School, when my partner in crime Lynn and I decided to take an advanced placement photography class at the Junior College. I still have a photo Lynn took of me sitting on the fountain with my asymmetrical zipper jacket, pegged pants and crimped hair. Getting credits had never been so fun!

Eric Ericsson's on the Ventura Pier

You must have been warned
against letting the golden hours slip by.

Yes, but some of them are golden only
because we let them slip.
~J.M. Barrie


PK Studios said...

Beautiful pics! Are you using the big Minolta or the little Canon? I love the filter effect on the black and there a filter?

valeria said...

Hi Lucinda,
I just visited your blog and your sister's, I like them both so much! Thank you for visiting mine, I am so flattered by your kind comment! I hope you'll keep checking my posts!

Cobalt Violet said...

I will Valeria!

Penny, they were all taken with the little Canon! (No filter) I am a bit lazy these days to deal with lugging the big old Minolta around!

St. Beremine said...

Love the painted sky! Thanks for the wonderful photos! :)

Karena said...

Gorgeous images! I always love the sunrises and sunsets!

Elie's Papel said...

Beautiful photos... the California coast is so rich in history and beauty...

Eva said...

Your photography -- especially the black and white -- opens up my heart.

Anonymous said...

When I was a lil kid, we would drive by the County seat, which is now city hall and see the Father Serra statue. I would say there is Father syrup, being unable to pronounce serra. Good memories! and keep the blog up, a lil light in a otherwise dreary world.