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December 19, 2010
Most photoed house in Eureka

Carson Mansion in Eureka

We made it to Eureka, cute little historical town.  All the houses look like the one above.  Okay, not really…but Carson Mansion is dubbed as the most photographed Victorian House in America.

Romano Gabriel sculpture garden.

Romano Gabriel sculpture garden.

Believe it or not Folk Artist Romano Gabriel had hundred of these cool sculptures posed in his front yard.  The bulk of them were made from scrapped veggie crates.  Dead now, a bank in the old section of Eureka has preserved the Romano Gabriel Sculpture Garden in their front window.

Arkley Center for the Performing Arts.

Arkley Center for the Performing Arts.

There’s a ton of murals all over the town.  Arkley is the most grand.

Inharmonious Mural.

Inharmonious Mural.

There’s many other funkier ones such as the Inharmonious Mural painted by the Rural Burl Mural Bureau…what a mouthful.

Mural in Eureka.

Animals are People Too.

Who says California doesn’t have fall color.

Public Library of Ferndale.

Public Library of Ferndale.

Ferndale seemed to be full of it.

House in Ferndale.

House in Ferndale.

…and there was this house that seems to have a super color coordinated garden.

Ferndale Cemetery.

Ferndale Cemetery.

No grass here…just moss, moss, and more moss.  Matti was in heaven.

Centerville Road Beach - West of Ferndale.

Centerville Road Beach - West of Ferndale.

About 5 miles to the west, there was a great beach to run some of the crazies out of Max the Border Collie…before heading up to see more big trees.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Kaveh Maguire permalink
    December 19, 2010 10:56 am

    I am in love with the garden of that house in Ferndale.

  2. December 19, 2010 10:21 pm

    That color coordinated garden is just wild if not perhaps displaying a bit of OCD on the part of the owner. And the Carson Mansion has a stunning amount of detail.

  3. December 20, 2010 2:35 pm

    But I thought I lived in the most photographed Victorian in America. Okay, maybe just on Haight Street, or really, maybe just on my block…!

    • December 20, 2010 2:38 pm

      Yeah. As we travel around, it hard not to noticed that every town, city, and block has their own…we “found it, built it, do it, get it”…fill in blank… more than anywhere else in the world. Even so…still a cool house as are the ones in Haight. Matti

  4. lagunawriter permalink
    December 21, 2010 9:43 pm

    fun photos. love the murals. and yes, there are fall colors in california, all two of them!

  5. December 22, 2010 5:53 am

    Nice shot of Carson Mansion, really stands out in the background.

    You don’t see many trees with red leaves in California. The maple trees in Kyoto are a spectacular sight in autumn.


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