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Santa Barbra County Courthouse Clocktower Reopens

Santa Barbara photo of the week by Bill Heller, click to enlarge.
Clock Tower Reopens!
The beautiful view from the Santa Barbra County Courthouse Clock Tower officially reopened Friday after many months of work. Now the view is easily accessible by all with the elevator opening right out on the observation deck. The only drawback is, newcomers might not notice the beautiful clock gallery below that you had to walk past to get to that last flight of steps to the tower. The elevator still stops at the Clock Gallery though, so you can still enjoy every part of this local treasure!

-Bill Heller


Dolores Sunset

Santa Barbara photo to start the week by Bill Heller, click to enlarge.
Dolores Sunset
Yesterday the most amazing thing happened. We were out enjoying the beautiful day and water actually started falling from the sky. Unfortunately it came with lightning bolts, so we postponed the walk we were planning on the beach, but it was still a very welcomed change. And by the end of the day the sun streaming through the clouds was so beautiful we decided to try again. As you can see we were greatly rewarded!

-Bill Heller


Refugio Sunset

image1(1)Welcome back Refugio beach! After being closed since May 19 due to the oil spill, Refugio State Beach re-opened Friday. Photo by Mark Sanchez, one of 15,000 Facebook Friends of Santa Barbara View.
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Stearns Reflections

Santa Barbara photo of the week by Bill Heller, click to enlarge.
Stearns Reflections
On one of our evening escapes from the heat recently I found myself wandering Stearns Wharf with my wife. The reflections on the water were particularly beautiful this evening (as was the company). It took a little creativity with the railing and a standpipe to do the view any justice without a tripod, but I’m pretty happy with this nice memory of a wonderful evening.

-Bill Heller


Evening Walk at the Mission

Santa Barbara photo of the week by Bill Heller, click to enlarge.
Evening Walk at the Mission
It’s been a few weeks since I Madonnari, but the faint images of the beautiful artwork still persists on the ground in front of the mission. It’s a perfet time for a cool evening walk around the mission grounds.

-Bill Heller


Golden Hour Mountains

Santa Barbara photo to start the week by Bill Heller, click to enlarge.
Golden Hour Mountains
Golden hour walking on the Santa Barbara Harbor Breakwater looking toward Stearns Wharf and our beautiful mountains. I love catching the little starbursts of sunset reflected in the windows of the homes on the hill. This evening was particularly golden.

-Bill Heller