Tuesday, October 19, 2010

a tour of the neighborhood

Walks through my neighborhood aren't necessarily a daily occurrence for me, but they do happen quite frequently. There are things about it that I really enjoy, and then there are other things that I usually just walk past and never notice.

This week I decided to take a camera with me as I walked so that I could photograph the things around me. As I walked and photographed, I felt a little touristy, but oh well. It was really fun to just enjoy my surroundings and discover some new things. And of course, I wanted to share my adventure with you.

Some things I love about our quaint little beach town are:

crazy signs like this one:
old historical buildings:
great food and old fashioned cafes:
railroad crossings (i'm train-obsessed):
beautiful paintings on the sides of buildings (and drug deals in the daylight):
the 101:
beach town neighborhoods:
the ocean and lifeguard towers:
the "finer beaches" of oceanside:
really old churches:

my awesome post office (it's really old too):

beautiful flowers:

surfers and their surfboards:

So what about you.. what things in your neighborhood do you walk past and not appreciate? Perhaps you should act like a tourist, pick up a camera and go explore!! Let me know how it goes.


  1. I see old people with walkers in my neighborhood.

  2. Great pictures! I love Oceanside and have lived here all my life and I think I forget to notice some of the beautiful things you've captured! A few months ago I did a photowalk of Encinitas. It was so much fun to appreciate all the little details you don't normally see! I got pictures of beach cruisers and those cool boat houses, fun signs in shop windows and pretty trees!

  3. Ummm, you have a beautiful neighborhood! And I abosolutely positively love this idea. I was just thinking about how gorgeous our neighborhood is in the Fall... I think I'm going to borrow your idea.
    I promise to cite my source :)