Crystal Cove Historic Cottages – Images from the 2011 Kelby Worldwide Photowalk

Hi Friends,

I had the privilege of leading a Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk again this year.  This was my third such event: having previously led walks in Old Towne Orange and Mission San Juan Capistrano. This year, we walked the historic district of Crystal Cove State Park in Newport Beach (CA).

From the Crystal Cove Alliance website:

Located in the heart of Crystal Cove State Park’s 3.5 miles of pristine coastline, the Historic District first developed as a South Seas movie set due to its seclusion and tropical aura. The community thrived and became beloved for its relaxed, friendly atmosphere and picturesque landscape; and in 1979, the Crystal Cove State Park Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Built as a seaside colony in the 1930’s & ‘40’s, Crystal Cove endures as a magical escape for visitors who appreciate the opportunity to experience California’s natural and architectural beauty, untouched by time. Thanks to the efforts of the Crystal Cove Alliance, all of the original cottages are still standing today – spared from the hands of developers. Twenty-one cottages have already been authentically restored to reflect the era between 1935 and 1955, when the Cove evolved as a community.

Had about 40 walkers (good turnout!), and I think everyone had a great time. Photowalking tends to be more of a social event than an actual photography outing, but it gives everyone an opportunity to walk and talk with like-minded enthusiasts.   I’ve created a Flickr group for our walk  if you want to see the images from other members of our group (only a few images there at the moment, but check back over the next week to see what other folks came away with).

A few of my favorite images follow (all portraits of Cat):

Thanks for dropping by!

J

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