Seen through a pair of funky ’70s blue-green shades
A Spanish Colonial Revival structure with white stucco walls, blinding whiteness broken by many windows of various sizes; Spanish-Moorish elements like interior galleries with arches and staircases decorated with colourful tiles forming intricate patterns; a room with wall-to-wall murals recounting the city’s history; a clock tower offering 360° views and a cool inner courtyard offering peace and quiet. You would be forgiven for thinking of Moorish tower or place of worship in an Andalusian town. But, no, here we are, still in Santa Barbara and this is the city’s Courthouse, fully operational and complete with a Jail Wing, although the latter is no longer used to keep prisoners.
Visitors are welcome to walk around freely, take photos, marvel at the Moorish architecture and even have a picnic in the courtyard. This fantastic, yet quite real, time- (and space) bending trip is free of charge; all that is required by the hosts is for ”passengers” to remain calm, be courteous and refrain from smoking (stating the exact chapter of the code, lest we forget where we really are).
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
July 13th, 2017
~ Back to the Future
October 7th, 2016
Actor, writer, cook and author
Travel blog & Strasbourg city guide
joy, happiness, travel, adventure, gratitude
Photos, Wallpapers, Artistes, Livres, Films & Parfums
makes pretty things on paper
This WordPress.com site is Pacific War era information
Welcome to my curious world of words....
Photographs, music and writing about daily life. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free listening and free download (mp3) chill and down tempo music (album compilation ep single) for free (usually name your price). Full merged styles: trip-hop electro chill-hop instrumental hip-hop ambient lo-fi boombap beatmaking turntablism indie psy dub step d'n'b reggae wave sainte-pop rock alternative cinematic organic classical world jazz soul groove funk balkan .... Discover lots of underground and emerging artists from around the world.
A 365 analogue photography project
Barcelona's Multiverse | Art | Culture | Science
Een digitaal atelier aan de (zee)slag.
‘Doodling Ambiguity’s in Ink.’
Glimpses along the way on a journey of discovery into symmetry...