…or what is now known as Petaluma Blvd & East Washington…
The long standing bank building at 199 Petaluma Blvd N (now known as the Seed Bank) resides on the corner of this intersection. An imposing structure, to say the least.
Finally, after many walks over the years, I finally noticed something on the sidewalk at this corner of Petaluma Blvd and Washington—street names and a compass symbol embedded as metal inlays in the cement.
The corner was once known as Main & Washington and is memorialized in the sidewalk inlays in front of the building. As to when they were installed and by whom, I was not able to determine and will leave that task to more competent people. This post is merely a brief documentary of the inlays as they exist today.
They are easy to miss and are frequently obscured by the sun and/or shadows…
Corner of Petaluma Blvd & East Washington
Can’t see them? Look again…in a different light…
Partially Hidden In the Shadows
It required several visits at different times of the day to finally get an image of the entire array…
Main & Washington
The three inlays…
North is thataway?
I could not resist checking out the accuracy of the compass inlay… 🙂
I have not decided whether to continue with this blog site, or to focus (pun intended) more on my photo blog.
So, I will continue to offer a blend of offerings on both sites until I make a decision or inertia intervenes…
For your consideration today, I first offer a view of two Petaluma bicycle racks–one photo gives me pause as to how the bicycles made it to the rack and whether they will depart. The other photo…a promo for a new store–“Opperfields” ? Or did someone remove the “C” from the Copperfield’s rack?
Target on Water St!
Really, you would think Target would take a lesson from Safeway on cart management. Still you have to admire the tenacity of the person who pushed this puppy all the way to Water St.
Target expanding to Water Street? (Petaluma)
Finally, if you are interested in photos made for themselves and not expressing a social comment (at least I did not intend to do so), go to my photo blog and check out Scenes about (Petaluma) town…
The staff at The Petaluma Spectator (I, Me, Myself & My Shadow) are pleased to be the first to report on the latest pedestrian advancement…first spotted on the East Side…
Jumping Stilts! Think of them, I suppose, as a pogo stick on each leg…
Granted, we did a triple take when encountering this scene. For more information check out Jumping Stilts – A NEW Sport With Super Human Abilities!
Be it hereby resolved that you will…
I. Heed the advice of the Petaluma Pie Company…
Pie Only at Petaluma Pie Company!
II. Check out the best bench in Golden Gate Park….
Nice Bench, 2 Golden Gate Park
III. Get out more and leave the “I” devices and Smartphones at home…
NOTE–For a New Years Photo Gallery go to THE PETALUMA SPECTATOR PHOTO BLOG
I have finally assembled, edited, processed, and posted a random selection of photos on the 2013 Gallery Page…a photo collection, if you will, documenting scenes I’ve encountered this year in Sonoma, Marin, and Napa Counties.
This year the Gallery Page is in three parts–a main gallery, plus two slideshows.
To view all three, go to Sights & Scenes Gallery 2013
On the other hand, you can simply click on the tab at the top of the page!
As a tease, I offer these…
Schollenberger Park (Petaluma)
Well here it is, December 1. 2012, and another year has almost come and gone. To wrap up 2012, I offer over seventy new photos from the year in Signs & Scenes Gallery 2012
Thanks to the editing assistance of a few readers in putting it all together. I did add a few photos since our last review.