October 28, 2013

we used to just call it "P.G."


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photo by Donald Kinney

Locals (and a little boy, Don) knew Pacific Grove as the generic "P.G.".
Wide and tall--are the groves on the Pacific, mostly of pines and oaks.
Alone, on a rocky peninsula--guarding the safety of Monterey harbor.



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This area is Point Pinos, or Point of the Pines; a treacherous area for boats on foggy and stormy nights. A drive around-the-water was a standard after church treat for the Kinney family in our yellow 4-door 1947 Pontiac sedan.



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photo by Donald Kinney

Yes, more of my "neutral density" experiments... Slow and smooth water.


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2 comments:

Namastenancy said...

Interesting - both the images and the glimpse of "little Don." I think that the Sunday afternoon drive was part of our generation's culture. I know that my parents did the same thing, although we didn't always have the gorgeous scenery to look at that you did.

Zoomie said...

I so prefer PG to Carmel - much more "real" and yet still very charming, even today when I'm sure it's gentrified compared to when you were a boy. And the butterflies are amazing in the winter.

 
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