Monday, August 24, 2015

A Stroll Through Downtown Santa Cruz


Santa Cruz is known for its world famous beach and boardwalk. I had never been to Downtown Santa Cruz and went for the first time. It is a pretty interesting place. More public art and street musicians per capita then anywhere I have seen:





Untitled Clevis #2

Reclining Nude


Rocky Dogs



Pendulum


Study #311


Ocean Life Spiral

If you have a chance, take a walk through Downtown Santa Cruz. Who knows what you will see.

26 comments:

  1. Most tourists miss such places because they dunk into water and stay on the beaches for the rest of their vacation. This is a pretty nice stroll.

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a fascinating walk you took us on. So much to see and hear.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Well I thoroughly enjoyed your stroll it was interesting :-)

    Have a strolltastic week :-)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great street scenes!
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/08/bennett-place-bit-of-history.html

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great walk to take and hear he local musicians play. Love the metal at scluptures.
    Thanks for linking on http://ohmyheartsiegirl.com/heartsie-girls-wordless-wednesday-29/

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great photos. You've reminded me that I really need to get out exploring my own town more.

    ReplyDelete
  7. ha, ha, this really made me smile: "More public art and street musicians per capita then anywhere I have seen". Downtown Santa Cruz surely looks lively and interesting- so much to see, so much to listen to, so much to take in photos.

    ReplyDelete
  8. We went to the boardwalk when my kids were little, but not the the downtown area. Cool photos. It looks like you had a great time! Thanks for linking up at the Talbert Zoo. Have a terrific week.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Such interesting sights to see. I've never been to Santa Cruz but hopefully one day.
    Thanks for sharing over at Toronto Teacher Mom!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I know I'd like it there My husband does sculpture work, and I paint. We love art.

    ReplyDelete
  11. looks really cool - art and music together sounds fun :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. YOu always know the quirky elements of a place! Thanks for sharing =)

    ReplyDelete
  13. You're right, you never know what amazing characters you'll see when you wander through Downtown Santa Cruz. The big independent bookstore is one of the best around.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

    ReplyDelete
  14. Great pics again and thanks for sharing at #WednesdaysWisdom

    ReplyDelete
  15. Would have been wonderful to stroll amongst all those sculptures.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I used to go to college in Scotts Valley, a stone's throw away from Santa Cruz. When I had time, I would go to Downtown SC, up and down the sidewalks :-) I went back recently and some shops haved been replaced but it's stayed pretty much the same. It is eccentric and low-key. Visitors do miss it because they don't stray away from the Boardwalk, but the Boardwalk and Downtown is easy to walk on foot! And if you veer away from Boardwalk onto Ocean St., you can get amazing homemade ice cream at Marianne's Ice Cream. Great pictures! I'm your neighbor at the Wholehearted Wednesday linkup :-)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Never been to Santa Cruz. Many of those things looks like Downtown Chicago. Like that first clock you had shown. We have the same exact one on State and Madison, and there are shows down there still & street musicians galore & some art work here & there. Were your musicians any good??? I was in San Francisco in 1964, and that was the last time I was in California except once for a flight change when I went to see my Mom in Vegas. She use to live there in the 90's :) Thanks for stopping by my friend. HUGS

    ReplyDelete
  18. Santa Cruz looks like a great city to visit and see the town.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Wow. You weren't kidding about the amount of art and number of musicians!

    Have a great day!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Streetmusicians always make me happy. Nice serie!
    Found you on 'ourworldtuesdaymeme' (my contribution: http://stapjesonderweg.blogspot.be/2015/08/music-is-my-first-love.html)
    Enjoy life!
    Greetings from Belgium, Hilde

    ReplyDelete
  21. It was an interesting tour of a town that I am unfamiliar with. Good photos and interesting street musicians. Saw your post at Darlings Down Diaries.
    Blessings, Janis

    ReplyDelete
  22. What an artsy town! I love the gum ball machine! I always wanted one when I was a kid. :D Thanks for stopping by and linking up, Patrick! Have a fototastic week!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Loving this! You have so much fun. Thanks for sharing this at our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we get to party with you again! Lou Lou Girls

    ReplyDelete
  24. Looks like a fun place to visit. I love the little sculptures made of metal scraps....we have a few of those here at our house. Thanks for linking up at the Bloggers Brags party, I pinned your post to our group Pinterest Board.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Santa Cruz looks like a great pace to visit, especially if you are interested in music and the arts! Thanks for joining us on Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday!
    Shellie
    www.thefabjourney.com

    ReplyDelete

Love hearing comments on stuff. Please tell me what you think of the places I have been to. If you like them or not. I love comments.