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The Town on a Hill - redux

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 3 November 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Loleta. We are almost back from our Saturday morning drive out to Cannibal Island. This view really provides a feel for how the town is situated.

The primary highway through this part of California - Highway 101 ( "The Redwood Highway" ) runs along a crease in the coastal hills just beyond those trees at the top of the ridge. The provides convenient access for Loleta, yet allows for real stillness in town. There is no 'business route' - no 'downtown loop'. Just an exit marked, Loleta.

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Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Back to civilisation... Loleta looks a nice place from this view. It's been a good tour.!

3 Nov 2008 6:01am

Kylie Greenan from Richmond, Australia

oh dear, my first through was... he's on the wrong side of the road! :o), what a stunning image after the rain, great light and the fog adds a great feel to it Stephen!

3 Nov 2008 6:03am

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Look like a place out of a DuMaurier novel!

I have driven right by there. Next time I'll make the turn.

3 Nov 2008 6:05am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very good view of Loleta. I like much this point of view of the whole urbanisation-

3 Nov 2008 8:07am

chrissy from London, United Kingdom

You do such intersting shots and this is yet another one

3 Nov 2008 8:14am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

The perspective is so inviting. I like the shining of the road.

3 Nov 2008 8:19am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

With this framing, it reminds me some X-Files episodes…

3 Nov 2008 8:36am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Nice perspective with the wet shiny road.

3 Nov 2008 10:22am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

I love the tractor parked in the distance! Wonderful tour, great photos.

3 Nov 2008 10:32am

Marcie from United States

Love the wet shine on the road..and the backdrop. Nice!!!

3 Nov 2008 1:09pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I love the look of it...

3 Nov 2008 1:36pm

gbe from kansas city, United States

i'm really struck by how similar loleta seems to several towns i know, but also at the important differences that geography and climate bring to the look of the place. another excellent photo, btw.

3 Nov 2008 5:57pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

I come on your site looking for the sunshine state,but I find a smashing shot of rainy old Britain with somebody driving on the wrong side of the road. ;>)) ;>))

3 Nov 2008 8:20pm

One from Açores, Portugal

They are always very beautiful your pictures !!!

3 Nov 2008 8:35pm

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

nice shot, good lines

3 Nov 2008 10:21pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

nice perspective along the wet road, looks very rural and quiet leading into the city, beautiful capture

4 Nov 2008 1:03am

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

My eye just runs right down that road,nice......

4 Nov 2008 2:10pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

I like the perspective here... a "special" atmosphere... I agree with Calusarus... Maybe Mulder & Scully are in the car...

4 Nov 2008 10:41pm