Monterey County

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March 7th 2018
Published: March 9th 2018
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Monterey sits on one of the most beautiful stretches along the California coast and started as the capital under Spanish, Mexican, and US Military rule. It was named Monterey Bay by the Spanish explorer Sebastian Vizcaino in 1602 and fortified by Spain in 1768, beginning the military's major role in the city's history. The US first mistakenly raised its flag over Monterey in 1842, when a US warshi... Read Full Entry

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Closed Monteret Cannery Closed Monteret Cannery
Closed Monteret Cannery

Now houses a lot of retail.
John Steinbeck MonumentJohn Steinbeck Monument
John Steinbeck Monument

Steinbeck meant a lot to Monterey Bay and monument pays homage to him at the top, his friend a former marine scientist, and former Cannery Row workers that he based his story on.
Canery Row People Auto WashCanery Row People Auto Wash
Canery Row People Auto Wash

Funny looking water massage gadget that looks like an automatic car was for people.
Fort OrdFort Ord
Fort Ord

Former Post sign. There are several hundred buildings abandoned in this compound alone.
Graffiti is EverywhereGraffiti is Everywhere
Graffiti is Everywhere

Graffiti is a unique artwork.
Some Gang related I'm SureSome Gang related I'm Sure
Some Gang related I'm Sure

I only included a few examples of the art, but it is extensively applied to the hundreds of abandoned buildings.

9th March 2018

I think all the graffiti makes you wonder just how "Abandoned" the buildings are. Too bad such prime real estate is being wasted. Makes me want to read the book Cannery Row. Did you read it?
9th March 2018

Monterey Co
I think the buildings are occupied on and off by homeless. They're starting to develop it, but the post was huge, like Fort Bragg.
9th March 2018

I loved it out there, so beautiful you saw much more than we did, beautiful
10th March 2018

Monterey Co
It is an amazing place and we enjoyed our time here. I wanted to see a couple more points of interest while there, but ran out of time and energy. I try to limit what I do on the day before we leave so I'm fresh on the road.

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