Recently I took six photos of Downtown Stockton since one new building and one new traffic feature has been added there. What’s new? The San Joaquin County Superior Courthouse and a new roundabout at the intersection of Miner Avenue and San Jaoquin Street. Also I took a photo of the Nippon Hospital built in 1919 and three views along McLeod Lake.
Category Archives: Historic Town
Historic Knight’s Ferry, California
I captured these images of Knight’s Ferry and buildings over the Stanislaus River. The covered bridge is the longest in the U.S. west of the Mississippi. The old buildings were first use as a mill and later converted to power generation.
Here are three more images that I captured on different trips and times of day to Knights Ferry via the Old Sonora Road.
Stockton Waterfront & Nippon Hospital
On an early morning trip to Downtown Stockton, I took a few pictures of the waterfront and the Historic Nippon Hospital. For me, it’s nice to go for a walk in the early morning light. Most everything looks good in the early morning light.
Campo Seco State Landmark, California
Here are some pictures that I took of the California State Registered Landmark, no. 257. It’s located northeast of where I live in Stockton, California. It’s a small place with little traffic in the foothills. But it does have U.S. Postal Service there.
Scenes along the Mokelumne River and Sutter Creek
I took some pictures of the Mokelumne River along Electra Road near Jackson, California. The river was above its banks where you can see some tree trunks in the water. I saw a few poppies growing along the banks. I took a picture of Sutter Creek from the footbridge near the historic downtown.
While I was on a guided tour of Heritage Oak Winery, East Woodbridge Road, Acampo, California, given by David Yu during the Bird Safari class offered by Olli, Osher Life Long Learning Program, I took the last two pictures there. The vineyard goes south to the Mokelumne River. The last picture is the flood water from the winter rain storms. The main river channel is about a quarter of a mile farther south. The owner had planted a new vineyard in the bottom land close to the river levee. That vineyard is now underwater. I learned that a lot of farmers and vineyard owners are impacted by the Mokelumne River flooding.
Here are a dozen pictures of Milton, California and the surrounding areas along Milton Road and Rock Creek Road. The winter rains brought lush green pastures and wildflowers.
I took advantage of the early morning light of the summer solstice today to take these pictures of scenes around Downtown Stockton. The solstice sunlight lit the marquee of the Fox Theater which faces north. It has been renamed the Bob Hope Theater. The Greek Revival Style building with the red trim is the Nippon Hospital build in 1919. It was used by the Japanese Community from 1919 to 1931. It is the last remaining structure of what was once the largest Japanese District in the USA. Also some pictures of new structures on the waterfront. I used a Nikon D600 FX with wide angle lenses: 20 mm 1.8 and 35 mm 1.8. I had a lovely stroll in the morning sunlight on the first day of summer.
Day’s Journey to Milton, CA
On a day trip to Milton, California, with a fellow photographer, I took some pictures along the way. We drove from Stockton, California, via Highway 26 to Jenny Lind Road, to Milton Road, and to Rock Creek Road. We returned to Stockton on Highway 4. I learned that Milton was established in 1871 as a terminus for the Southern Pacific Railroad. It was named after Milton Latham, an railroad engineer. Milton was the first town in Calaveras County to have a railroad. I used a Nikon D600 FX with a Nikkor 50 mm normal lens and a Nikkor 20 mm wide angle. Calaveras County is one of my favorite spots to photograph simply because the past remains into the present with little or no modernization.
Gold Country to Del Porto Canyon
Here are some pictures that recently I took on several day trips to the Gold Country in Northern California along Highway 49. I visited Historic Folsom, Volcano, Sutter Creek, Mekolumne River near Jackson, and finally a day trip to Del Porto Canyon. I used a Nikon D600 FX camera with Nikkor 50 mm lens and 20 mm lens. Great weather and beautiful blue skies.
Sonoma Plaza, California
Here are some pictures that I took on a recent walk around the Sonoma Plaza. I started at the Sonoma Mission and continued on to Blue Wing Inn, Sonoma City Hall, grapevines growing along sides of buildings, and more places around the plaza. I used a Nikon D600 with a Nikkor 50 mm 1.8 prime lens. Interesting place for an early morning stroll before the tour buses arrive and the stores open for business.