Where the Sidewalk Never Ends

Hey Folks!

I thought I’d share a few images of the area I live in. My place is an old house in an old neighborhood. It was built in ’38 and originally had no electricity. Trust me, we could use some upgrades. What I really want to share with you is our surroundings. The photos articulate the serenity well, but you can’t hear the University bells and cicadas, or smell the cedar from them.

Coming from Bakersfield, CA (think tract homes and swimming pools) I didn’t know places like this really existed. The Adventures of Pete & Pete was a total farce. Tree lined streets? Homes built before the ’60s? No way!

But sure enough, here it is.

The sidewalk goes on forever.

Shade on a hot summer’s day is a must when dog walking.

I still live close to my Alma Mater, so I had to sneak in a picture of my old sorority house. We had a brief but memorable stint.

This little house is for sale, I can has?

Gentrify, gentrify, gentrify.

Historic homes warm my heart. Sigh.

15 Comment

  1. I love areas like this. The only place in Bakersfield that even comes close to this quaint unique feel is near down town.. what is called? oleander? no… i can't rememberAlso, when I moved from fresno to bako I was had a serious TREE WITH DRAWL. WHY DOESN'T BAKERSFIELD HAVE TREES? or.. anything GREEN for that matter?Looks like your new hometown is an A+ 🙂

  2. Lovely places :)Have you ever been to Europe? I love your idea to get out on a backpacking trip here! In Italy there are so many places where you could go!My country has different landscapes: mountains, hills, lakes, sea. It's so beautiful 🙂

  3. Love this. After living in the city all through college (and pretty close to it before then) I can't wait to get a house in a quiet neighborhood with trees and flowers instead of hoards of people and streets packed with cars. One day. 🙂

  4. Living in the heart of downtown in a high-rise really does distance a person. I'd like to get back to this kind of living some day…

  5. pretty photos! i'd love to go for a run through that neighborhood when the light is just like that 🙂

  6. ching says: Reply

    wooow. the neighborhood looks peaceful compared to mine.haha

  7. lovely place!! i wish we lived somewhere with long, tree lined streets and old houses.

  8. Anna says: Reply

    It is called Oleander! That's what this reminds me of! I also like my home neighborhood of La Cresta for the trees and different houses. I think my mom's house was built in the 70s though…still kinda newish. But I like the idea of each house being unique and there being different trees all around 😀 Lovely place you're livin in!

  9. Anna is right! The historic area of Bako is Oleander. La Cresta is pretty sweet too! I remember Annie's parents house was massive and old with a royal staircase. Thanks for the lovely comments, ladies!

  10. yes! i love old historic homes! great neighborhood!

  11. where you live is beautiful! i love that cute little house!

  12. I really love reading your blog! Soo cool. I've given you a little 'blogging award, its on my page x

  13. Cute town! Buy that house 🙂

  14. What a sweet neighborhood! I love the white fence!

  15. Hehe, I love historic homes too! I live in an apartment in a historic rowhouse and I love it so much, but there are still quirky things about it that need some updating. Like the electricity is really crummy, and if you try to run the coffee maker and the hair dryer at the same time (which are at opposite ends of the apartment) you blow a fuse and have to go down into the scary haunted basement to fix it, hehe 🙂

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