Stopped at Downtown Byron this morning for a few photos of the old Main Street and the very busy intersection of Byron Highway and Camino Diablo. If it were not for the shortcut traffic this part of the town would be dead. Byron Hwy connects to Interstate 205 which connects to I-580 West and I-5 North, and via Mountain House Road to I-580 East and I-5 South.
Tomorrow we will be downtown Antioch at Waldie Plaza for the annual (free) Delta Blues Festival. Here are some before photos of the plaza to put tomorrow’s pictures in perspective.
Had dinner at “The Dead Fish” in Crockett" and use the opportunity to take a view pictures around the Carquinez Strait. Photos include the views of the old and new span of the Carquinez Bridge and shoots across the Strait.
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Last day of portrait orientation photography. This set is all about the Brentwood Delta Theater. It was built in the 1930’s and was originally a one screen with a stage in front of it which doubled to show plays. In the early–1990’s it was turned into a two screen theater. In the early to mid–1990’s it was a second run theater, which did moderate business at best. After closing down for a couple months CineLux bought the theater in 2000 and has been open and doing well ever since.
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Another Tuesday at The Willows Shopping Center in Concord for lunch with some colleagues. I took the opportunity to experiment a bit more with taking photos in the Portrait format.
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I was reminded that I don’t seem to shoot in portrait orientation, which is true. Thinking about it, it seems natural for our brain to prefer landscape orientation since that is how we see things. However, since Project 365 is all about learning and experimenting, I decided that this week I will shoot in portrait orientation only.
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The Hillcrest Overpass across Highway 4 is now being worked on. Both sides of the bridges will be extended by a lane and wider sidewalks. These photos were taken west of the bridge from E Tregallas Road. BTW, one of the photos is not of the overpass.
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Today I visited the Belshaw Mansion on 705 E Street in Antioch. The home was constructed for state senator Charles M. Belshaw. It was later sold to state assemblyman Robert Easley, then to the Baldocchis, who divided it into apartments for their family members. The house has been restored by it current owners to the original inside configuration. However, looking at the original structure one can see that the roof, especially the tower roof have undergone major structure changes. I like the old structure over the current castle look. Continue reading “The Belshaw Mansion – Project 365”
Here is another building downtown Antioch on West 2nd Street that I like. When we first moved here in 1990, this was a Hobby Store, as in Model Trains, airplanes and ships. It closed a few years later thanks to Toys R Us. Other businesses moved in, but now it is empty. I like the view from Waldie Plaza and the building’s front with the large windows. Sadly I could not find any historic data on this building. Continue reading “640 West 2nd Street – Project 365”
Another Tuesday, another day in Concord to find another historic building. Just as I was about to walk away, a siren sounded and out came the Fire-Rescue Unit, check out the last photo. Continue reading “County Fire House, Concord – Project 365”