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DK Eyewitness go back and forth advisor California" is helping you get the main out of your stopover at to this detailed US country. You'll locate in-depth aspect on all of the very important attractions with maps, images and illustrations. There's 3D maps and cutaways for the entire significant points of interest plus recommendation on browsing, vacationing wineries, nationwide parks, shores, buying, artwork and museums. info on excursions, cruises, mountain climbing and pointers on getting round make exploring where easy. The advisor comes jam-packed with experiences and listings for lodges, eating places and bars for all budgets. traveling California turns into much more straightforward with maps of all significant points of interest, plus walks, scenic routes and thematic excursions and attractions, markets and gala's indexed city through city. "DK Eyewitness trip advisor California" indicates you what others simply let you know.

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The chance to study the nation in microcosm has been especially appealing to authors. Many, such as Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–94), have simply passed through. He arrived in Monterey in 1879 and later based scenes in Treasure Island Mask used on the surrounding coastline. But California in plays at has not lacked for resident wordsmiths. This, Tao House after all, is where Henry Miller (1891–1980) blended erotic and verbal inventiveness and William Saroyan (1908 – 81) found his eccentric rural characters.

Survivors and history buffs gather around Lotta’s Fountain, at Kearny and Market Streets, to remember the earthquake. MARCH San Francisco International Film Festival (mid-Apr – Return of the Swallows (Mar 19), San Juan Capistrano. Crowds gather to see the birds fly back to the mission gardens from their winter homes in Argentina (see pp240 –41). Cherry Blossom Festival (mid-Apr), early May). Independent films from around the world. Red Bluff Round-Up Rodeo Swallows returning to Mission San Juan Capistrano (third weekend).

Buildings such as The Library (1984) by Robert Stern in San Juan Capistrano make playful use of historical elements (columns, pediments, and pergolas) while employing colorful palettes. Jon Jerde scrambles colors and architectural references with even greater abandon in his popular shopping centers, most notably Horton Plaza (1989) in San Diego. This multilevel outdoor shopping mall with domes and tilework echoes local Spanish-style buildings. Post-Modern Horton Plaza O F C A L I F O R N I A WHERE TO FIND THE BUILDINGS Programmatic Donut Hole in La Puente, east of Los Angeles PROGRAMMATIC BUILDINGS The automobile began to reshape California as early as the 1920s, and there was fierce competition to attract the attention of passing motorists on the commercial strips that linked scattered communities.

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