Walls of Monterey

My first wall to climb was uploading these photos….I seemed to experience some technical errors 😳but I’m ready now I think. I haven’t been on my bike in nearly a week….to much work and not enough fun. Today that changes!!

Can’t get to far in Monterey with out “Cannery Row” and Steinbeck’s characters.
Read all about them.
More of the guys….there were lots of women too!
Wall I like to eat my snack on. See all those boats out there? They are catching tons of Calamari.
Heading back towards Monterey along the rec Trail is a very long wall and mural. I’ve tried to get it in sections but didn’t work so well. This section depicts the abalone diving that was done around the bay around 1900. There was a lot of abalone diving at Pt Lobos then too. Most all of it was shipped to the Far East.
Pacific Grove was actually just a tent city that was a Methodist retreat. These tiny tent homes became permanent and even when they were built of wood they remained very small….some to this day.
They also tried to give some attention to the Native Americans.
You just never know who you might run into! I haven’t seen Jack all morning ?? Hummmm could it be?!
Now I’m back downtown in Monterey. This nice old adobe wall is always fun. This was the Customs House all the shipping was managed in and out of here.
I turn the corner and who should I find by the new living wall at the Portola Plaza Hotel? Mr Long…..I think he’s been taking posing lessons from Old Grumble Face.
Around the corner I found these!
Well this explains the tractors.
This wall was dedicated in 1984 and was completely dismantled tile by tile for this reconstruction project. The entire wall was actually moved to the back of the building. I’m not sure that was a good thing as I’m not sure who sees it now? The artist was Guillermo Wagner A Pictorial History of Monterey.
I like this new stone wall where the mural used to be.
Wall of trucks…..these guys are waiting with their motors running to load all the Calamari coming off the boats!
This boat just finished unloading. He is from Alaska as are several out there.
One more living wall. That’s all folks.



Janet here of Jack and Janet in Seaside, CA. We just love to ride our bikes and share and read stories from other such afflicted souls.

11 response to "Walls of Monterey"

  1. By: Bill Stone Posted: December 13, 2018

    Hi Janet,

    Great walls! I always notice them (and take a few photos) when I’m in your neck of the woods. But you have a couple unfamiliar to me, so I’ll need to track ’em down.

    PS: By the way, given the limitations of the website, you might find it is helpful for uploading (and viewing) photos if you first reduce them to a maximum of roughly 1000 x 1000 pixels or 1200 x 1200 pixels. That’s true for everyone, not just you. Makes for faster uploads, eats up less storage space, and allows faster loads for visitors. As a practical matter, probably no one trying to view our online photos any larger than that.

    • By: Seasidejanet Posted: December 13, 2018

      I wasn’t wondering if we can delete them from the media file once they are in a “journal” also tried to deleted the one that was way over size? Not sure why it was and the one that went through three times but haven’t been able to. Any ideas?

      PS: so the delete worked this time. I think I even answered my own question as I deleted one in the journal and it seems to work ok. Will try one more and then in the future delete after write up to avoid ove loading site with photos.

      • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: December 13, 2018

        There might be a setting in your camera to select image size.
        My CoolPix has Image Mode in the menu — can select from 4600 down to 640.

      • By: Bill Stone Posted: December 14, 2018

        I didn’t mean to imply that you needed to do anything retroactively or delete images or refrain from uploading images. You indicated you had some difficulty uploading images (“my first wall to climb was uploading these images….”) so I was only trying to suggest you might find it easier (plus some side benefits) if before uploading you reduce dimensions of photos with your image editing software. No big deal. Just a suggestion. You should do whatever works best for you. In any event, I like your walls.

        • By: Seasidejanet Posted: December 14, 2018

          Well my experiment didn’t work! I see the photos that I deleted now don’t display in the post…it was just something I had been wondering about. Now we know!! No worries 😉

          I was able to add them back in😊

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: December 13, 2018

    Those are some great walls/murals! The living wall is spectacular.
    The one real deal mural we had in town was on the side of a building that later collapsed. 🙁

  3. By: NancyG Posted: December 14, 2018

    Great walls and other photos Janet. You seem to have quite a few walls to choose from. And all so interesting. It would be interesting to see the small buildings that have taken the place of some of those tents.
    Fun to have Spider-Man bomb your photo too ;’-)

  4. By: The Navigator Posted: December 15, 2018

    Beautiful pics and a very nice-looking day. How did the bird count end up? I love the mosaic tile wall and the living wall. I would love to try one of those one day if I ever own a home. I think it would be fun to do with edible plants too, so that it wasn’t a ‘static’ installation.

    • By: Seasidejanet Posted: December 17, 2018

      The wall Jack is in front of was all herbs the bottom half…..maybe for the restaurant as the chefs around here love to say they grow their own!!

  5. By: Lah Posted: December 15, 2018

    Janet, you found some great walls!

  6. By: Tony Cullimore Posted: December 17, 2018

    The “living wall” idea is great. Haven’t seen any in Tassie but I expect Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane etc has them. What a good idea to grow herbs in them

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