This is a pano that I produced a little while ago but never published on blog. Well here it is now, a friendly little volleyball game at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California.
Along the high trail to the PunchBowls along Santa Paula Creek in California. Even though you can’t see the creek from here, trust me it’s down there. Very rugged and beautiful in this area with car and truck sized boulders to scramble over, or take this trail, if you can find it! The trail starts… Continue reading Santa Paula Creek
The Punchbowls are a series of waterfalls and swimming holes located in the Santa Paula Canyon. The trailhead for these is at Thomas Aquinas College. It is about a 3 mile hike up to the first falls over a fairly rough and rugged, unmaintained trail. It is a popular day hike for the locals and… Continue reading Punchbowls, Santa Paula Canyon
“From its inception, the vision for Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel has been predicated upon four distinguishing marks: beauty, which disposes us to what is true and good; grandeur, which lifts the mind to contemplate God’s transcendence; permanence, which reminds us that God’s word is everlasting; and tradition, which connects us to… Continue reading Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel, Thomas Aquinas College
The small building in the foreground, the Painter’s Shack, is about a 1 mile hike up a gravel road from the campus of Thomas Aquinas College. A favorite haunt of the students, it also is a great spot to get a really nice view of the surrounding countryside, especially at sunrise or sunset.
If you ever get to Ventura, California be sure to visit the Serra Cross at Grant Park. This cross has been there since 1941 but it replaced a series of crosses that date back to the beginning of the San Buenaventura Mission in 1782. This highly visible cross served as a road sign for travelers… Continue reading Serra Cross at Grant Park
San Buenaventura Mission was the last of the California Missions founded by Blessed Junipero Serra.
This is a view from the landing at Anacapa Island, part of the Channel Islands National Park. Click on the image below to get to the full page featuring a few panos from the island and a few still photos also.
Also known as “The Queen of the Missions.” This was the 10th of 21 Franciscan missions that shaped much of the history of California. I have created 6 panos of this beautiful Mission see all of them here.
A small Catholic college in Santa Paula, California that uses the “Great Books” curriculum. There is a new chapel that was just nearing completion when these panos were made. It has since been finished. The college’s website has a nice photo essay explaining all about the chapel which can be seen here. This is a… Continue reading Thomas Aquinas College, California
Their website says “The World’s Greatest Outdoor Bookstore” and perhaps it is. There aren’t too many outdoor bookstores in my neck of the woods (Cincinnati). I certainly recommend checking it out if you are in the neighborhood of Ojai, California. Very cool indeed. You may even spy a “celebrity” or two while there. They have… Continue reading Bart’s Books, Ojai, California