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  1. Unauthor Zed

    Snapshot Title: Unauthor Zed
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: The Toggery Building, Ukiah, California
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    I'm not sure who Zed is, but he is an un-author. Do you think some vandal took the trouble to remove the I from the sign? That's a lot of work, unless your name is Zed.



  2. Star Ferry

    Snapshot Title: Star Ferry
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: Hong Kong skyline from Kowloon
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    The green and white Star Ferries are famous in Hong Kong harbor. They travel every few minutes across the strait between Kowloon and Central Hong Kong. They are beautiful, practical, and an inexpensiv...



  3. EPSON sign in Central Hong Kong

    Snapshot Title: EPSON sign in Central Hong Kong
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: Hong Kong skyline from Kowloon
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    Epson is my favorite ink-jet printer manufacturer. Their sign lights up the sky at night in Central Hong Kong.



  4. Star Ferry

    Snapshot Title: Star Ferry
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: Hong Kong skyline from Kowloon
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    This is the Star Ferry that plus the waters between Kowloon and Central Hong Kong.



  5. Two hikers at Orange Tower

    Snapshot Title: Two hikers at Orange Tower
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: San Luis Obispo from Daniel's Point
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    Way up above the High School is an orange steel tower. It's a brutal hike to get there. On the tower are a bell (made from a propane tank) and a pull-up bar. No one remembers why the tower was built u...



  6. Waterfall

    Snapshot Title: Waterfall
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Beach, California
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    A waterfall runs year round, landing on the sand.



  7. Ghirardelli Grand Chocolates

    Snapshot Title: Ghirardelli Grand Chocolates
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: The Toggery Building, Ukiah, California
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    The words "Ghirardelli Grand Chocolates" was once painted here.



  8. Peak of an old roof

    Snapshot Title: Peak of an old roof
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: The Toggery Building, Ukiah, California
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    The was the peak of a roof that once came off of this wall. The roof inadvertently protected the OWL CIGAR 5¢ lettering.



  9. A from "TEA"

    Snapshot Title: A from "TEA"
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: The Toggery Building, Ukiah, California
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    This is the letter A from the words LIPTON TEA.



  10. Abandoned oil well equipment

    Snapshot Title: Abandoned oil well equipment
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: Whiterock Bluff, Cuyama Valley, California
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    A lot of mineral extraction has taken place in the Cuyama Valley over the years. Here, the wreckage of an oil pump can be seen.

    The anticline geology of these mountains is evidence that there may be ...



  11. Used car lot

    Snapshot Title: Used car lot
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: Whiterock Bluff, Cuyama Valley, California
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    An abandoned car has been absorbed back into the land.



  12. Water Tank

    Snapshot Title: Water Tank
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: Whiterock Bluff, Cuyama Valley, California
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    Located right at the peak of the bluff, this water tank seems incongruous. It's almost the only manmade thing in the photo (there is a state highway right behind me, but don't look!).



  13. Oh look! There's a man making a GigaPan!

    Snapshot Title: Oh look! There's a man making a GigaPan!
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: Portland
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    Two fellows with cameras are standing opposite me on the west side of the Willamette River. I really don't think they could tell that I was shooting a GigaPan, but it's fun to think about it.



  14. Hiker atop Bishop Peak

    Snapshot Title: Hiker atop Bishop Peak
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: Terrace Hill, January, San Luis Obispo
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    Bishop Peak is San Luis Obispo's most popular hiking mountain. At 1559 feet altitude, it is challenging, but still accessible to most hikers.

    The person sitting on the rocks at the top of the peak is...



  15. Mission M and hikers

    Snapshot Title: Mission M and hikers
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: Terrace Hill, January, San Luis Obispo
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    Mission College Prep school has its M on the side of Cerro San Luis Obispo. Someone painted it recently with yellow and black stripes (perhaps a rival team?).

    In the lower-left of this snapshot it Ea...



  16. AMTRAK Station

    Snapshot Title: AMTRAK Station
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: Terrace Hill, January, San Luis Obispo
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    San Luis Obispo's AMTRAK station is visited numerous time daily by passing passenger trains. The Coast Starlight and the Coast Daylight pass here every afternoon at about 3:30.

    The San Diegan leaves ...



  17. Madonna Inn

    Snapshot Title: Madonna Inn
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: Terrace Hill, January, San Luis Obispo
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    The Madonna Inn is a famous San Luis Obispo landmark. It features many hotel rooms, each decorated differently by owner Phyllis Madonna.

    They also make scrumptious pastries in their bakery.



  18. Hikers on Cerro San Luis Obispo

    Snapshot Title: Hikers on Cerro San Luis Obispo
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: Terrace Hill, January, San Luis Obispo
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    Cerro San Luis Obispo is a popular mountain for hikers and mountain bikers. The property is owned by the Madonna family, and they allow public access to the mountain on numerous trails.

    This trail is...



  19. Coast Guard cutter

    Snapshot Title: Coast Guard cutter
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco from Marin Headlands
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    A Coast Guard cutter patrols the water off of San Francisco's embarcadero.



  20. Alcatraz Island

    Snapshot Title: Alcatraz Island
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco from Marin Headlands
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    This island was a federal prison from 1934 - 1963. It is now part of the National Park system, and can be visited by tourists.



  21. An oil barge

    Snapshot Title: An oil barge
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco from Marin Headlands
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    An oil barge being pushed by an ocean-going tug enters the Bay from the ocean. The barge and the tug are both labeled Crowley.



  22. Airship

    Snapshot Title: Airship
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco, California
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    A large airship can be seen flying over the Oakland/Hayward skyline.



  23. Another Robinson helicopter

    Snapshot Title: Another Robinson helicopter
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco, California
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    Perhaps it's the same Robinson heliopter. This part of the photo was taken about 30 minutes after the left end, so it could easily be the same aircraft.



  24. Robinson helicopter

    Snapshot Title: Robinson helicopter
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco, California
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    A Robinson helicopter flies close to the bridge on the north side.



  25. Eagle Point

    Snapshot Title: Eagle Point
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: Terrace Hill
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    This is my favorite location for a panoramic view of San Luis Obispo. I call it Eagle Point, a nem that I hope will stick. From this point I made one of my other GigaPan images.



  26. Sycamore Crest

    Snapshot Title: Sycamore Crest
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: Pirate's Cove, San Luis Obispo County, California
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    This oak tree is the location from which I took the Sycamore Crest photo you can elsewhere in my GigaPan portfolio.



  27. Entrance to Diablo Canyon nuclear plant

    Snapshot Title: Entrance to Diablo Canyon nuclear plant
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: San Luis Obispo Bay and Avila Beach
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    Pacific Gas and Electric company operates one of California's two working nuclear power generation plants. The Diablo Canyon inuclear plant s about six miles to the west of this gate, accessible only ...



  28. Pismo Pier

    Snapshot Title: Pismo Pier
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: San Luis Obispo Bay and Avila Beach
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    The City of Pismo Beach operates a public pier whick lies at the northern end of the eight-mile long beach that runs from Pismo to the edge of the mountains at Point Sal.



  29. Old Port Inn and Port Harford Pier

    Snapshot Title: Old Port Inn and Port Harford Pier
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: San Luis Obispo Bay and Avila Beach
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    Originally a landing for steamships, the Port Harford Pier has a popular restaurant and several fish mongers. It is also a great place to watch sea lions and the occasional Humpback whale.



  30. Cal Poly Pier

    Snapshot Title: Cal Poly Pier
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: San Luis Obispo Bay and Avila Beach
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    California Polytechnic State University, in San Luis Obispo, owns and operates this pier as part of its Marine Biology program. Originally an oil pier operated by Unocal (and then Chevron), the pier i...



  31. Avila Pier

    Snapshot Title: Avila Pier
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: San Luis Obispo Bay and Avila Beach
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    Avila Pier is a public pier.



  32. The pinnacle of Bishop Peak is about 20 feet higher

    Snapshot Title: The pinnacle of Bishop Peak is about 20 feet higher
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: Bishop Peak, San Luis Obispo
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    The very tip-top of Bishop Peak is about 100 feet from my camera position. It's nicer to have it in the photo than under the photo.



  33. Sweethearts on the mountain

    Snapshot Title: Sweethearts on the mountain
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: Bishop Peak, San Luis Obispo
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    This cute couple climbed to the top of Bishop Peak, and took in the view long enough to be recorded in 63 of my frames. Thank you!

    (I notice also that the young woman's feet were removed from her leg...



  34. Cerro San Luis Obispo from Bishop Peak

    Snapshot Title: Cerro San Luis Obispo from Bishop Peak
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: Bishop Peak, San Luis Obispo
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    This view looks Southeast to another of San Luis Obispo's prominent mountains. See my Eagle Point pano for the view from the shoulder of that mountain.

    The city lies at the base of these mountains.



  35. Baseball at Baggett Stadium

    Snapshot Title: Baseball at Baggett Stadium
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: Poly Mountain
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    Players prepare to play a game of baseball in Cal Poly's Baggett Stadium. This is outside of the season for normal leagure play (summer quarter), but there was some activity on the field on the day th...



  36. Cerro San Luis Obispo

    Snapshot Title: Cerro San Luis Obispo
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: Poly Mountain
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    Cerro San Luis Obispo is also known as San Luis Mountain. It is owned by the Madonna family, who are kind enough to allow public access to the trails and roads which go up the mountain.

    The City of S...



  37. Bishop Peak

    Snapshot Title: Bishop Peak
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: Poly Mountain
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    Bishop is one of the Nine Sisters of volcanic peaks that surround San Luis Obispo, California.

    Bishop Peak is also the most popular hiking destination of the nine mountains.



  38. Hollister Peak in fog

    Snapshot Title: Hollister Peak in fog
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: Poly Mountain
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    The fog is encroaching on Hollister Peak in the Chorro Valley west of San Luis Obispo. Hollister is one of nine volcanic peaks that surround the San Luis Obispo area, the western-most of them is Morro...



  39. Performing Arts Center

    Snapshot Title: Performing Arts Center
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: San Luis Obispo from Daniel's Point
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    The Performing Arts Center is located on the Cal Poly campus, and was built with money raised locally.

    The approx. 1,400-seat Harman Hall is the primary auditorium. Traveling shows and local performe...



  40. The Madonna Inn

    Snapshot Title: The Madonna Inn
    Taken by: Brian Lawler

    Image: San Luis Obispo from Daniel's Point
    Image Owner: Brian Lawler



    Description:

    San Luis Obispo's famous and kitschy Madonna Inn is a stopping place for tourists from around the world. The Inn features interior décor that ranges from odd to bizarre, and every guest room is diffe...



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