Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Muir Beach Overlook

Monsoon conditions and all, this past weekend in northern California was nothing short of amazing. The Pacific coastline in Marin County was a treat to all the senses, from stunning views and the most entertaining driving conditions I've ever experienced, to the aroma of eucalyptus groves and thousand year old redwood forests. Needless to say I'm not too excited about being back in cold, gloomy Detroit, but the residual effects of the weekend will hopefully carry right through the auto show madness at work this week.

Muir Woods

We didn't get to explore the interior of the brand new de Young museum due to holiday hours, but the building's stamped and perforated copper skin is breathtaking, let alone its torqued tower and excellent landscape design. I'm anxious to see how it oxidizes and blends into its Golden Gate Park setting over the next few years. [PhotoShop retouching below for 'art sake']

de Young Museum detail

My partner in crime has quite thorough documentation and more photos from the weekend's adventures on her blog: part one and part two

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