mandag 11. april 2011

Spring Break!

As the aspiring Americans we are, we had to venture out on a spring break. As soon as our finals had been handed in, we loaded a rental car and headed north along California's coastline. The trip would prove more demanding than anticipated, due to some heavy rains on Highway 1. The people over here are not used to rain as we are, nor are their roads, as we would find out. Long story short, rotten rock mixes badly with rains, resulting in closed roads where we wanted to go. Fortunately, California is not a western Norwegian municipality, so there's more than one road linking south and north.

We had a great time. We travelled along the coast. We visited the famous attractions of San Fransisco. We confirmed that LA is too big for a day and a half, and we established that there is such thing as brilliant wine during our stay in Napa Valley.

Hope the pictures portray at least some of the fun we had in our trip!

One of the first stops along the way was the magnificent castle of media founder William Randolph Hearst. A gentleman extraordinaire, he built and lived in these modest quarters around the 1920s.
A Panoroma of Hearst's roman-inspired pool

The trip went on to San Fransisco. This particular photo is taken from a vantage point over the city.

San Fransisco is a diverse city. It has everything from cozy resident areas, to a bustling city core

We stayed in Berkeley, 20 minutes outside of San Diego. This is from the reputed University there.

Also from Berkeley.

A lone seagull at Alcatraz, with the Golden Gate bridge in the background.

The legendary Golden Gate Bridge. Not sure why it's legendary, because in truth, it's just a bridge.

One of many San Fransiscan piers. This one particular has Norwegians in the foreground and Alcatraz in the background.

For the interested reader; I have purchased a new camera, to be sent to me anytime soon. It comes with a new lens as well. Guess I'll be saying bye to my entry level dslr for now..

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