I go to the Napa Valley a couple of times a year. I always drive through St. Helena looking for that winery to head to. This last visit, I decided to get out of the car and walk through Downtown St. Helena. It was really cool, there are a lot of art galleries and little niche shops:
|Built in 1892-The Richie Block building is pretty cool|
|Fresh bread at the Model Bakery|
|Yummy chocolates at Woodhouse Chocolate|
|Pick your olive oil at Oliver Napa Valley|
As I said there are a couple of art galleries. The I.Wolk Gallery let me take two pics of their work that they had:
|Michael Jackson-Andres Reimann|
And I snuck into one and took a quick pic:
|Memories of Napa Valley-Mario Garcia Miro|
Of course, I decided to stop for a minute and ducked into the St.Helena Hotel and saw the coolest lobby:
And it had a super cool carousel horse in the corner:
Finally as I got to where I was parked, I noticed this garage that was open. It looked like a repair shop but nobody was there but they had some cool stuff:
|This is considered the most dangerous VW in the world. The 440hp reverse pitch propeller pushes the car. I think they are still working on it.|
|Radial Engines from the 1930's (above and below):|
Sometimes getting out of the car and exploring is fun.
Whoa what a cool place! All those quirky things that you can find there are awesome =) #WWReplyDelete
Thanks, I enjoyed it. I love the quirky.Delete
Fab photos I ant some of those chocolates LOLReplyDelete
Have a tanfabulous week ;-)
They did look good.
What a pretty place! Awesome shots - thanks for sharing! :)ReplyDelete
You are welcome.Delete
Thanks, it is.
You always have such interesting photos to share. Thanks for stopping by so that I know that they're here. I love the carousel pony the most. hehehe But all are so interesting. You live such a fascinating life my friend and go the best of places :)ReplyDelete
Well, thank you.Delete
I don't know if I live that much of a fascinating life, but I just get lucky in seeing things.
What a great place to visit. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
As I said, I have driven through it a bunch. But I am glad that I finally stopped.
What a nice little stop over and looks like a fun day.ReplyDelete
It was a fun day. Very fun.Delete
Great photos, each time you travel you take back memories that will last a lifetime. I just came from Anni's 'The Real Wordless Wednesday'.ReplyDelete
I will. Now, I know that there are some great little places to go.Delete