Southern California Views

Southern California is one of ‘coolest’ places I know, some call it SoCal…

SoCal runs from Point Conception in the north to the Mexican Border in the south.  A land area of about 56.5 million square miles, (which is six million square miles more than England).  Geographically there is the coastal plain;


The mountains;


With a desert in-between.


For good reasons, hardly anyone lives in either the mountains or the desert.


Given that I’ve lived in England for most of my life, and I only know about half of that, I’m trying to get to know one small part of Southern California. Orange County CA covers a land area of about 800 square miles yet over three million people officially live there, (trust me, add in the number of illegal immigrants and the true population is probably nearer four million), and at times it feels like it.


The freeways are crowded all the time, yet what the Californians call the surface roads are usually quiet.


The architecture ranges from the quaint;


to expensive,


to weird.


Best just to enjoy the strange fun of being in one of the coolest places on the planet.


Palm Springs is cool, weird, and fun.

pictures by the girl riding shotgun

copyright jack collier


3 responses

  1. I’m still jealous of your trip. I’ll have to do the SoCal thing sometime. I’ve explored the NoCal areas, San Francisco and the Redwoods. You should do that sometime. It’s beautiful.

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    1. ha ha ha, your comments always make me smile with pleasure. NoCal….

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      1. Have you ever traveled up north? The Redwoods are absolutely stunning.

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