Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Slow Ride

Bad accident on the only freeway access north gave the bus a slow ride through town. I had time to take a few pictures (and an accidental selfie video--oh my). 
The above brick building was a very fine jewelry store for decades. The inlaid tile work is wonderful. One of my favorite downtown sights. Now it is a popular upscale restaurant called Watermark. There is a new bar on the top of the building with ocean views. 
This is the Erle Stanley Gardner building. Yes, the creator of lawyer extraordinaire Perry Mason practiced law in Ventura and wrote some of the books here in the building. 
And there has been time to stitch, too. We are about another 20 minutes to our destination so this will be a short workday for me!


Shay said...

Thank you for the mini tour. That old jewellery store building is certainly different!

Janet O. said...

Wow, I was reading this post while Perry Mason was playing on the TV in the background. Cool! : )
That is a great building that used to be a jewelry store. Lots of character.
Smart lady to have your stitching along. You never know when you will need things to keep your hands busy for an extended period of time.

Mary said...

My father read every Perry Mason book every published and for a time I was a follower as well. Looks like you are having a great time!

Kate said...

Beautiful buildings. At least you had time to stitch, one advantage of being on the bus.