Santa Barbara in reality

• Santa Barbara in reality

Santa Barbara is probably one of the most famous cities on the west coast of the United States among the people of Russia. This stems from the eponymous TV series, which went on national television almost 10 years in the 90-ies of the last century. Today I'll show you that in fact it represents the small town.

Santa Barbara in reality

We were heading from Los Angeles to San Francisco, and Santa Barbara was on our route. Some 150 km of excellent road from LA - and we have in place.

It is worth a little walk around the city, as directed expensive houses are evident and well-kept streets:

Santa Barbara in reality

The close proximity to Los Angeles, no fuss and extremely mild climate of Santa Barbara made the most attractive city for the purchase of real estate. Year-round comfortable weather with minimal rainfall. The average annual temperature in Santa Barbara near 15. It is warmer than the cool San Francisco and much more pleasant sultry Los Angeles in the summer months. Often this place is called the American Riviera by analogy with the Côte d'Azur.

The population of Santa Barbara, about 100 thousand. Man. Provincial town at first glance.

Santa Barbara in reality

Almost in the center of the train station. A small building built in 1905.

Santa Barbara in reality

As long as we were walking in the area, arrived at the station Passenger train Los Angeles - San Francisco.

Santa Barbara in reality

The composition of the two-storey. Passengers at the station was a lot. Apparently, it is popular w / d area.

Santa Barbara in reality

Generally, in the US, trains unpopular. An excellent network of roads, cheaper gasoline and affordable flights make trains less attractive to travel the country.

Santa Barbara in reality

From the train station go to the coast of strontium:

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Tall palm trees - the first sign that we are near the ocean.

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dolphins on the town pier entrance:

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Line Beach Santa Barbara:

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City pier. On it are various shops and cafés, as well as in Santa Monica or San Frnatsisko. My attention was attracted by the flags. You see the Russian flag?

Santa Barbara in reality

This is the flag of the Russian-American Company:

Santa Barbara in reality

Russian-American Company - colonial parastatal trading company founded by Gregory Shelikhov and Nikolai Rezanov and approved by Emperor Paul I July 8, 1799 Trading Company was created to colonize the coast of America (!). After the sale of Alaska formally existed until 1881 and paid dividends until 1888.

Pacific Coast:

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Well, we will send you back in one important place in Santa Barbara. Along the way, look at the city:

Santa Barbara in reality

The typical American street:

Santa Barbara in reality

School Bus:

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On the way, barely have time to catch the camera mansions:

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where the fence? We are all closed to 3-meter fence out of sight.

Santa Barbara in reality

Here we come to one of the main attractions of the city. The mission of St. Barbara:

Santa Barbara in reality

In the late 18th - early 19th century, the Spaniards were in California active missionary activity (of course, with the aim of strengthening their influence in the area). In just a few decades, they built 21 missions at a distance of approximately 48 kilometers apart. Mission Santa Barbara was founded by the tenth in a row in 1786. Who is the most visited among all valid California missions. City of Santa Barbara has arisen precisely around this mission.

The mission is in the upper part of the city:

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It was here filming screensaver series of the same name. Remember these arches?

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At the end of another look at the city from a height of drone bird's-eye view:

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