Monday, March 19, 2018

Walking in Downtown Petaluma


I went walking around Downtown Petaluma recently. Petaluma is a city about an hour north of San Francisco. At one time it was known as the "Egg Capital of the World" and called Chickaluma. It had the only known Poultry drugstore and  where the egg incubator was invented by Lyman Byce in 1879. It is now known for its historic downtown and laid-back vibes. The weather on the day I was there started out nice and sunny and then became cloudy and rainy as the day went on:





Walking bridge over the Petaluma River

One of the old-style houses downtown


The Main Post Office-Built in 1933





The Original Petaluma Carnegie Library was built in the early 1900's. It now houses the Petaluma Museum
The Petaluma Museum pays honor to the town's past:




If you are in the Bay Area, it is worth it to a trip to Petaluma and enjoy the day.

27 comments:

  1. Petaluma sounds like a nice play to stop and enjoy. Some interesting and ornate buildings too.

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  2. I want that pink truck. That's way cool. I've not been in Petaluma for a couple of years. Our yacht club boated there one year.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  3. I like that ice cream drink sculpture. How cool! I bet it was fun to walk around there.

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  4. I love the large sculptures like the outlet!

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  5. I remember driving past this town when I was a kid ( 65 years ago) and smelling all the chicken farms! We went back a few days ago and it's a lovely place to be!

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  6. Enjoyed seeing some history with your photos. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. What a nice walk and place looks quite nostalgic :-)

    Have a walktastic week :-)

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  8. You sure have an eye for a great shot my friend. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures of the past. I love it!

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  9. It looks like an interesting town.
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  10. Love the piano! You much travel all the time!

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  11. Wow, those are some cool buildings and statues. It looks like a town full of history. Thanks for sharing! Have a great week :)

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  12. What a fun and quirky city! I've never heard of this city before. TFS!

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  13. Some great photos! Thank you for sharing. :)

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  14. Beautiful photos! Looks like a wonderful place to wander around.

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  15. Hi! I found you on Positive Practice Living WW. I live in WV and have never heard of Petaluma before, but I'm glad I did! This was very interesting! I love all the historic buildings. We also have a Carnegie Library in my little town of Parkersburg. Well, it used to be a library, then it became a used bookstore. Unfortunately, it closed a couple years ago. Thank you for sharing! If I ever get to CA, I hope to visit! Have a great day!

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  16. I love the old-style houses Patrick and the library which is now the museum. Thanks for sharing your city with us at #MLSTL and have a great week.

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  17. I've never heard of Petaluma before Patrick, those houses were gorgeous and there is so much to see - I really enjoyed the tour.
    Thanks for linking up with us at #MLSTL and I've shared this on my SM

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  18. What a fun town! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  19. Looks like you had a lovely time. What a nice area. #bloggerclubuk

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  20. Definitely on my list for the future - looks like fun! Great pictures - you should join their Chamber of Commerce!

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  21. Petaluna is a pretty name. Your day there seems like fun - I enjoyed looking at your photos.

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  22. I can't recall ever visiting, but it looks like my kind of place! Thx for the tour and great photos.

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  23. That painted piano is amazing! #DreamTeam

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  24. Lovely place to take some photos. So much to see :) Thanks for sharing at The Wednesday Blog Hop.

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  25. How fun to be able to take a history walk with you.

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  26. I enjoyed the walk around with you, thanks for the tour! #mlstl

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  27. It looks so sunny - great pictures as always Patrick

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