Santa Barbara, Redeemed.

tile wall outside...McDonalds!

tile wall outside…McDonalds!

Our first visit to Santa Barbara was disappointing. We simply didn’t find anything that interesting, plus we were hungry and had the dogs with us. So, we went back to the campground wondering if we had dreamed of a different Santa Barbara all those years ago.

A few days later we needed to find a quiet place with reliable internet so we could finish planning our cross country trip. The library came to mind. Good thing. It is in the middle of the “best” parts of town. Let the photo shooting begin!

clock tower

clock tower


We took this from the roof of the parking garage.

After visiting the library we decided to walk around a bit. We wandered into this little “arcadia.”

The Arcadia.

The Arcadia.

tile stairway

tile stairway

viney wall

viney wall

Then we saw what looked like a huge mission tower several blocks down the road. Of course we had to know…it turned out to be a movie theater!

movie theater steeple

movie theater steeple

tickets

tickets

MIssion turned movie theater

Mission turned movie theater

A decorator's dream...or nightmare...

A decorator’s dream…or nightmare…

Two lessons learned: 1. The second time you go to a place you will probably see more. 2. Find the library and you will likely find other interesting things.

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