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My Lens | 1948 Delahaye 135 MS Faget Varnet Cabriolet

The Last Days of When Art Was An Automobile Classic Car Treasure at Jackson, CA restoration and consignment sale showroom Custom bodied cars are not anything new. Post-war Paris found custom coach builders creating automobile art to show off at the 1949 Salon de Paris. I tripped upon this 1948 Delahaye 135 MS Faget Varnet […]

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My Lens | Historic St. George Hotel, Volcano, CA

Historic by any name, the St. George still stands above Volcano! First the Eureka House, then rebuilt as the Empire House, the St. George Hotel has been the anchor for historic Volcano, CA since 1863. The first three buildings were destroyed by fire. Rebuilt in 1862 of brick, it survived a fire in 1868 that […]

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My Lens | Union Valley Reservoir

From the dam to the Sierra Nevada Dick and Jack Peaks Union Valley Reservoir, one of the three main lakes in the Ice House Recreation area that forms the western edge of the Desolation Wilderness. The Desolation Wilderness is a fee and permit area east of Sacramento, California accessible from US 50. It is a […]

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My Lens | Amador City, California

Looking down the highway 49 Gold Rush time machine View into Amador City, California, a small settlement in northern California located in Amador County. The discovery of gold in this region fueled the pioneers that crossed the plains to colonize California. Amador’s claim to gold rush fame is the Keystone Mine.