Saturday, August 05, 2006

New Address

I will be posting to a new address starting July 1st.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Look what I found in Paris!

I saw this "Orange" VW bus near the Catrier Foundation from this post on Paris Daily Photo. I was headed toward the catabomes in Montparnasse.

Coming soon a review on my stay in Paris. To be reviewed:

Places to eat
places of interest

pictures will be included

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Look what I found in Paris!

I saw this "Orange" VW bus near the Cartier Foundation from this post on Paris Daily Photo. I was headed toward the catabomes in Montparnasse.

Coming soon a review on my stay in Paris. To be reviewed:

Places to eat
places of interest

pictures will be included

Monday, March 06, 2006

I started another blog that is identical to this one other than the name and address. So instead of this address can you use:

Go to Aliso Viejo Daily Photo

Daily Photo Bloggers please update your links.

Thank You

State Beach

Pathway leading to Corona Del Mar State Beach. This is the same area where I took the seaside statue photo.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Cold Spell

This shot was taken during a cold spell here in Southern California. I took this shot because of all the photos of snow in the Daily Photo Blogs. I felt left out. :-)

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Basketball anyone!

This is the Basketball court at Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point. This a very nice place to relax and have a picnic or lay out on the beach. I took this picture because I love the beach and basketball.


Friday, March 03, 2006

Nakayoshi - Good Friends

This photo was taken at the Newport Beach Central Library. The statue was given to Newport Beach as a sign of friendship from the city of Okazaki, Japan. I took this picture because it was interesting and during this time of unrest around the world it seemed fitting.


I created a map of all my posts. (I am still working on it but most of them are there)

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Edwards Big Newport

Edwards Big Newport has the biggest screen on the west coast. Unlike the new multiplexes that have 10 or more screens Big Newport only has 6 it's main screen is 40x80 feet(12x24 meters). For more info check here. I was inspired to take this picture by link.


Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Aliso Viejo Daily Photo

I started another blog that is identical to this one other than the name and address. So instead of this address can you use:

I will keep posting to both blogs for a few months

Thanks to all

As I was driving I saw what looked like a modern day castle or the closest thing to a castle we have in Aliso Viejo on a hill so I stopped and took this photo. It is Soka University the only University in Aliso Viejo. Click here to learn more about Soka University.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Day after the rain

When it rains in Southern California this is the result. The smog is cleared out for a few days. This picture was taken on the 405 fwy southbound in Irvine.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Our little creek

This is Aliso Creek. This is the closest thing we have to a river here in Orange County but when it rains like it did today this creek gets pretty high. I will come back tomorrow just to see how much it rises. This is very close to Laguna Niguel Design Center from a previous post.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

UC Irvine

This is a photo of the University of California, Irvine Social Science building. UC Irvine is the biggest and one of the newest Universities in Orange County.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

PCH Palm Tree

This was taken along Pacific Coast Highway Southbound on the border od Laguna Beach and Newport Beach. The bay is called Emerald Bay and also located there is El Morro trailer park. It is such a beautuful drive from Newport Beach to Laguna Beach on PCH. This is very close to where I took the picture of the Ferrari and the Dog.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Fast Coffee!!!

This is a photo of The Daily Grind "Drive-Thru" in Seal Beach. I think they are one of the first coffee shops to have a drive-thru at several locations. This particular building used to be a Photo-Mat which was a drive-thru photo developing company. If you look closely at the picture of the door you will notice one of the employees posing.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Orange Hallway

This photo was taken at the Lab "Anti Mall" in Costa Mesa. The Lab has some great restaurants and retail stores. Habana, a Cuban restaraunt is one of my favorites. As I took this picture an employee asked me to stop taking pictures she said "You need a permit to take pictures." "We are unique." I stopped but I was able to take some shots. This hallway had take my picture written all over it.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Aliso Viejo City Sign

This is a photo of the new Aliso Viejo City Sign. Almost every city here has a sign that welcomes its visitors. There are no regulations on design or size. I will take pictures of other signs from different cities, but I will try to take the really interesting ones only.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Seaside Statue

This statue is located in a cliffside garden in Corona del Mar. This beach is popular for its tide pools and its crescent shaped shore line. It is not really beach season but some days we get great beach weather.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Doggie Bags

These are poop bags available to all who walk their dogs. Just thought this picture looked interesting. I Promise a better picture tomorrow.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Car and Dog

I first noticed the dog then I saw the car. It sort of looked like the dog was guarding the car. This was taken at Crystal Cove Promenade in Newport Beach. We had lunch at a restaurant called Sage. They serve California Fusion cusine and have great crabcakes! I will take a picture inside when I go again. They have a very nice outdoor patio and garden.

Saturday, February 18, 2006


This shot was taken at the Laguna Niguel Botanical Gardens. I took this last week but I thought I'd share it. There are a few parks in the area that have butterfly's like this. I will try and find out if there is any significance or do people just like butterfly's.

Friday, February 17, 2006


Today was such a beautiful day I wanted to share with everyone. We have such unusual weather here in Southern California. Some days it is 45-60 degreesF then the next day could be 78-85 degreesF. It is supposed to rain tomorrow. I will take a photo and post if it does.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Peet's Coffee

Peet's Coffee. They have great coffee and it does not get very crowded. Peet's only has few locations in Orange County and this one is not on my usual route to work but it is near Trader Joes from yesterdays post. So, I get to stop by at least once a week.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Trader Joe's

This is another one of my weekly sometimes bi-weekly stops. Trader Joe's has many hard to find grocery items. Including wine, cheese, coffee, dried fruits and more. They are all great quality and pretty low priced. They are also the only seller of the immensely popular and cheap wine label Charles Shaw. People have called this win "two buck chuck" as it only cost $1.99. The wine is OK, but for the price is perfect for parties.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines day everyone!!

Sunday, February 12, 2006


This is a shot from the Laguna Niguel Botanical Gardens. The garden showcases local and non-local plantlife in there natural habitat. It is also a great place to relax and exercise. There are some athletic fields and trails close by.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Irvine Spectrum

This is a shot of an obelisk at Irvine Spectrum. Spectrum is an entertainment center with movie theaters, shops and restaurants. The Spectrum is one of South Orange Counties biggest entertainment centers. This shot was taken from my car. I will take a better shot next time I pass by.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Photo request - Disneyland

This photo was taken outside the Disneyland entrance. I did not actually go to Disneyland but I wanted to take a photo of something Disney. More Disney to come later. This photo reminds me of Manuel's photo.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

West Los Angeles

Here's another non OC photo. This is the West Side of Los Angeles. Westwood (home to UCLA) and Beverly Hills are straight ahead. Bel Air is to the left and Santa Monica is towards the right.This shot was taken from the Getty Center.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006


This is a replica of an ancient Carcharocles Mecalodon shark jaw on display at Plaza de La Paz in Laguna Niguel. The jaw and other fossils including a Mixacetex Baleen Whale skull were discovered during the construction of the plaza. The skull is only the second example of the species known. The site of the plaza was a deep ocean basin over 10 million years ago. The plaza is a shopping center.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Southern California Wildfire

This is a shot of the smoke coming from a wildfire about 30 miles away. The ashes that fell from the sky looked like snow.