Thursday, September 10, 2009

More of Carmel, California

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Here are the rest of the photos from my afternoon trip to Carmel-by-the-Sea. Let's start by walking down Ocean Ave. There are lots of nice shops, restaurants and art galleries here.


Some outdoor dining...
There is a long line at the candy shop...



I love this big Rolex clock in front of the Rolex shop...
This beautiful shop was already decorated for Halloween..
...and Christmas!

This is the entrance to the Thomas Kinkade Gallery...
and here is the gallery...
Now lets drive around and look at the cute cottages.
I loved this picket fence with the pink roses...
The late afternoon sun made taking pictures such a challenge so they aren't the best quality.


One last drive by the ocean and we are headed home...
Good bye for now Carmel. I'll be back in a month or so...

47 comments:

Glenda said...

Oh, yes that is Carmel. Love the sidewalks and all the little shops along the way. They even have a nice public bathroom.

I'll have to go soon......


CIao

Michelle, Queen of Everything said...

Do you stay overnight or do you always drive home? I was wondering if you had any hotel recommendations. My hubby and I are long overdue for a romantic getaway and I haven't been to Carmel in ages.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Michelle, we just go for the day because it's just a little over an hour away from us.

Love the Decor! said...

Thanks for giving us a chance to "get away" to Carmel
It really is a lovely place :)

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

Such a pretty storybook kind of place! Certainly worth a visit one day (when I win Lotto!). Thankyou. Its lovely to see somewhere like this from an everyday kind of persons perspective - by that I mean not a travel agent or promoter with something to gain by it.
Bit hard to get to for a quick visit from Australia though:)
Irene x

b. said...

so... its beautiful. i live in southern california and have never heard of it so i was worried that it was way up north. sadly, when i looked it up it is about 6 hours from me! :(

its sooo charming and i loooove that its soooo dog friendly. it looks like a great place for a girls weekend!

thanks for the post!

Charmaine said...

Carmel is so beautiful! You are lucky to have such a place near by!

Esther Sunday said...

Oh, that's my house with the cobble stone driveway!

NOT! I wish.

María Cecilia said...

Definetely a place to visit... and your picks are the best.
Thank you for the ride
María Cecilia

Judi said...

Hi Cindy
Oh such nice pictures. I recognize walking by the cigar store when we were there in July. I wanna go back already...how lucky you are to be so close although you did run into traffic.

I found that public washroom Glenda writes about. We had a lot of trouble finding parking too and eventually ended in a spot where we could sit for 1/2 hour and that was not enough time.

Thank you for the reminder of a nice vacation..
Judi
P.S. I posted on the 17 mile drive today...
p.p.s. I am glad you and Lauren are feeling better...

Glenda/MidSouth said...

That is the kind of place I would like to hang out in. :-) Thanks for sharing.

Meta said...

Cindy

What a nice trip! That is one I wish I could make more often - but since I live in Florida....only once so far but loved it!! Really enjoyed your photos :)

Meta

Debbie said...

Cindy, I had such a smile on my face as I checked out your photos of Carmel. I even recognized many of the places you photographed. Isn't it such a beautiful place? I also love how dogs rule in Carmel! Have you stopped by Doris Day's bed and breakfast? They treat the dogs like kings there with treats at the door. Thank you for sharing these photos. I hope you're feeling better.

Hugs,
Debbie

just a little bit shabby said...

Love Carmel! There is just one drawback. It is rather pricey! (to say the least!)I love the storybook look of the houses and the neat roofs on a lot of the houses. They look like they came out of the Hobbit or a fairytale. Thanks for the brief respite from everyday life! Wish I could go back.
Sandy

Colibri tejedor said...

hola cindy, me encantaron las casas y las tiendas preciosas, me encantó el letrero del tea rose, muy bello y delicado... me encanta entrar aqui siempre encuentro imagenes que le dan un momento de tranquilidad a mi día.
cariños mil...

violetlady said...

I have wanted to go to Carmel for years. I have never been to California except to change planes. I have a book that is totally pictures of the cottages in Carmel. Thanks for sharing the great photos. Hope you are feeling better!

abeachcottage said...

wow this if gorgeous, oh I'd love to come and visit Carmel with you...

Lynn said...

What a lovely place. I remember the Pacific, but little of Carmel, probably because we just drove through. Reminds me quite of lot of Manchester Center in Vt or St. Armands Key in Sarasota. Elegant, pricey shops, beautifully displayed merchandise. Since Ca is too far, think my hubby and I are due for a walk and lunch at St Armands Key soon. Thank you for taking me on such a lovely trip. I can still taste the salt on my lips.

Brentwood Kitchen Shopper said...

I love Carmel and I love their little downtown area. So serene and beautiful.

Cindy said...

Carmel looks heavenly! So many shops and wonderful little homes. Ah, but so far away from me. Thanks for the enjoyable look, Hugs Cindy S.

Queen Bee said...

Lovely pictures...so glad you enjoyed your time there. It looks like a wonderful place to visit!

Elsie said...

Thank you for our trip. I really
enjoyed it,please take all of us
again someday. California really
is beautiful. Thanks.:)

Kim said...

Your photos are beautiful. I've heard that Carmel is one of the most beautiful places in the world & I believe it!

lady jicky said...

Thats it! I am buying a lottery ticket this weekend and if I win I am flying over to Carmel USA!!!!

Jeannine said...

I think I'll have to make a pilgrimmage to Carmel! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Love the photos of Carmel! Looks like a magical place to visit!~Patti

Anonymous said...

We moved from California to rural eastern Washington state a few years ago, and while I wouldn't go back in a million years, I miss a few of my favorite places. I remember every crack in the sidewalk. Thank you for the trip down memory lane.
Annie

Willow said...

WOW, I would love to visit it someday. So many beautiful places. Thanks for sharing them.

Willow

Facebook friend said...

Nice post, Blogzilla! hehehe

Karen Deborah said...

ah be still my heart, you know how to enjoy where you live. There is a Danish shop down there somewhere. Someday you should go down south to Solvang, you would enjoy it. thanks again for the lovely treat.

Ariadone said...

How beautiful. I know that Doris Day lives in Carmel...I feel like I came across the Atlantic Ocean, over to her town....Thank you for this post.
Hope you are feeling well again.
Godeliva van Ariadone

Hélène Glehen said...

Thank you to share the pics of these pretty shops and elegant cottages. Make me dream of California.

KarenB said...

So jealous. Have you ever visited Tancredi and Morgan over in Carmel Valley? I think that's what the area is called. Not very far away from Carmel-by-the-Sea. Or have you visited Trouve? Seriously gorgeous antique store that moved into downtown Carmel. Or, or, or. . . I've gotta stop. ;-)

Karen B.

enchanting cottage said...

OH~~~ Carmel is truly my favorite place in the world!! In the Bible it talks about how there will be streets of gold, I'm hoping that they are street of cobble stone :) Thank-you so much for taking the time to share all of these beautiful pictures.

Ginger

Becky from Tennessee said...

Oh my goodness! I have never
been to Carmel but would love
to LIVE there! I'm afraid I
would have to win the lottery
first to be able to afford it.

Every shop and cottage is just
breathtaking, Cindy. I,too,
love the cottage with the white
picket fence and roses. It
looks like a dream!!

Thank you so much for sharing!!

Becky

PinkBalloons&Macaroons said...

gorgeous!! I just adore Carmel!! thanks for the tour :-) I hope you have a fabulous weekend!! hugs!! Britt :-)

DreamgirlLisa said...

oh, I just love it there. Haven't been for quite a few years, my sis got married there it was so pretty. You got some beautiful pictures.

Stitcher S said...

We visited Carmel several years ago. Thanks for sending me down memory lane with your gorgeous photos.

I so love that town.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Cindy~ ~
Lucky you! I love Carmel. Haven't visited in years.
~ ~ Ahrisha~ ~

Cheryl from Casual Cottage Chic said...

Since we moved to Southern CA in 1997, I haven't been to Carmel By the Sea, so when I read your blog with all the fabulous pictures it reminded me how much I miss strolling those streets and visiting the shops. There are so many wonderful antique shops to explore! I always felt like Carmel was a bit of Europe in California! Thank you for the journey.

Bellamere Cottage said...

How yummy! I'm going to get there one of these days....but it's quite a long drive for me! :-)

Blessings,
Spencer

Lee Laurie said...

What beautiful little shops and cottages! I would love to go there. Beautiful pictures!

country cottage said...

Carmel is such a beautiful place!!!!thanks for the pictures


Hugs
Cathy

Smitten Kitten said...

I just got married this past July in Carmel. I absolutely love it there and these pictures are great! They capture the "feel" of Carmel.

HOPE said...

Your photos definetly capture the ambiance of lovely Carmel.

As a teenager I babysat in one of those sweet cottages! What fun!

The view was from a hilltop surrounded by flowers..and a picket fence. I believe the roof was thatched..definetly had the cobblestone walkway.

Nice to recall the memories of Carmel here on this post.

HOPE~

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