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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 | Sierra Foothills Fall Evening Looking West

From Grizzly Flats – Fall Evening Over the Valley Long exposure shot from about 2800 feet looking west over the San Joaquin and Sacramento Valley. On a clear day you can see to Mt. Diablo. This is one of about 20 long exposure shots I took hoping to dial in a picture that would represent […]

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My Lens | In the Missouri Botanical Gardens Climatron

Detouring Though The Climatron Is Not A Shortcut Amazing corner of the fantastic Missouri Botanical Gardens In St. Louis I thought it would be a nice shortcut, a walk through the Climatron at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. The mission was simple, get from the Japanese Gardens to the front door to head to University City […]

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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.