Santa Barbara's Brawling Betties versus the Prison City Derby Dames from Chino
May 7, 2011, Roller Derby at the Earl Warren Showgrounds
Santa Barbara Cemetery - January 10, 2009
This is a very peaceful meditative cemetery garden, even though I find it a bit unsettling seeing palm trees, oaks and cyprus together. But that's Santa Barbara for you. There are special views of the ocean and the mountains from this place. Memorial art with the stone crosses, mausoleums and other markers as well as the flat headstones was a new art form for me to discover. They are putting photo images on stones now, but I worry about how long the ink will hold under the sun and rain. The gentle respect for loved ones and a peoples heart felt gestures to ones no longer here is a sentimental and soothing thing to contemplate while walking around.
The Santa Barbara Cemetery internment dates start at 1860. There are over 46,000 individuals listed for this cemetery. I found a listing of the graves after I went there at CAGenWeb: part of the USGenWeb Project. Actually the google link into the Santa Barbara CAGenWeb site worked best. I wish I would of used the list before I went. However it is nice to have a reason to go back.
I was disappointed that I could not find my grandparents grave. I plan to go back and find Grandma and Grandpa Buse's Grave using the information I got at the USGenWeb Project site: BUSE, Bertha, F, May 18, 1897, Apr 26, 1980, 82, SB, CA, WELCH RYCE HAIDER, Apr 29, 1980, Mountain View, Block- C- Grave- 238 and BUSE, Fred, C., M, Jul 8, 1900, Apr 13, 1973, 72 SB, CA, WELCH RYCE, Apr 26, 1973, Mountain View, Block- C- Grave- 237. http://www.cagenweb.com/santabarbara/sbcgs/Santa_Barbara_Cemetery/index.htm
Santa Barbara Fiesta, Equestrian Parade - August 1, 2008
Equestrian Parade, costumes, Santa Barbara dignitaries, horse drawn carriages and horseback riders, beautiful horse breeds such as Andalusians - the famous Spanish stallions, Friesians, and the very rare Blue Roan Percherons.
Santa Barbara East Beach - March 2, 2007
Santa Barbara County Court House Mural Room - April 13, 2007
Santa Barbara, California - February and March 2007
Santa Barbara Court House, Mural Room, East Beach, Mission Creek Outflow, Alice Keck Park, Santa Barbara Library
Coral Trees (Erythrina) at the Santa Barbara Harbor - May 29, 2006
Steven Pinker's Photos of Santa Barbara, the Pacific Coast, & San Francisco II (Some very beautiful shots of Santa Barbara, some from the air)
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