Saturday, July 27, 2013

court is in session

If I ever get called to jury duty (or go to trial for some other reason..), let it be in Santa Barbara! This building is so incredibly gorgeous, and still functions as the county courthouse.

And my apologies for taking so long to continue the Santa Barbara posts (it's scary to think that this trip was OVER a month ago!)--the last month has been crazily busy with the onset of wedding planning. I promise to share photos more frequently!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

top of the tower

On our way up to Big Sur a few weeks ago, we stopped to have dinner in Santa Barbara and knew we had to come back and stay longer than a meal (& brought guests-- Santa Barbara is a great place to impress loved ones visiting in the LA area). A friend of mine recommended seeing the Santa Barbara County Courthouse, sometimes called the most beautiful public building in the country. I have plenty of inside photos to share, too, but these are from our ascent to the top of the clock tower, where you can soak in some seriously amazing views (even if it is mostly cloudy).

The mountains & ocean are still be beautiful, even covered in low-lying clouds. Santa Barbara feels so European to me, with its red roofs, homes built into the hillsides, and quaint downtown plazas. I imagine going to UC- Santa Barbara seems like four years of studying abroad!