Monthly Archives: November 2016

Carmel Beach, Carmel, California

This image shows the beach at the foot of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. The village rises along the hills away from the beach, and the main road, Ocean Avenue, leads from the highway directly to the beach through the very center of town.

Mike Roberts, Berkeley 94710

Mike Roberts, Berkeley 94710

The description states:

CARMEL BEACH

Cypress trees, powder-fine white sand, views of Point Lobos and Pebble Beach make this Pacific Ocean beach one of the most beautiful on the California coast.

–As mentioned above, Point Lobos is a state park, considered the jewel of the park system. Pebble Beach is a section of Del Monte Forest, most famous for the golf course of the same name which runs along the coast line.

This image has a postal ZIP code included, indicating this card likely dates from the 1960s.

Mission San Carlos Borromeo, Carmel, California

This image shows the gardens and front entrance to the main sanctuary building at the Mission San Carlos Borromeo, known commonly and Carmel Mission.

A Mike Roberts Color Production, Berkeley 2, Calif.

A Mike Roberts Color Production, Berkeley 2, Calif.

The description states:

MISSION SAN CARLOS BORROMEO, Carmel, California. Established June 3, 1770, San Carlos is one of the oldest yet one of the best preserved of the Missions. At the foot of its High Altar rest the remains of Padre Junipero Serra.

–Serra founded the California mission chain that reaches from north of San Francisco to south of San Diego, and made this mission the headquarters and his resting place. The construction of the mission facade is asymmetrical, which was common in this era, even to the point of the large window above the door being rotated a few inches from vertical.

The grounds and building have changed very little over the decades since the mission was restored. This image likely dates from the 1950s.

Church of the Wayfarer, Carmel, California

This image shows the main building for worship at the Church of the Wayfarer in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. It is affiliated with the United Methodist church.

Color by Bolty

Color by Bolty

The description states:

CHURCH OF THE WAYFARER, CARMEL, CALIF.

True to its name, this village chapel affords a friendly haven of worship to all, regardless of sect or creed.

–The original church was built on the site over 100 years ago. The current structure includes several custom stained glass windows, and the grounds around the sanctuary are open to the public, featuring plants mentioned in the Bible.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.