the theme of this week's corner view is the beach, but sadly, i have no photos of a fine kansas beach to show you. if you don't live in the US and don't know where kansas is (it's OK if you don't; i grew up in the states and its exact position eluded me until my thirties), take a look at this map and you'll see why. the sunflower state is landlocked in the middle of the country with no coastal hopes at all. sure, kansas has its share of lakes and token strips of sand, but when i think of a beach, i think of shores separated by hundreds and thousands of miles - ones that feel like the edges of the earth.
so today i'm taking you somewhere else: big sur. driving the pacific coast highway in california was a longstanding pipe dream trip for me; i had been to los angeles and san francisco plenty enough, but not on the path between them. so two years ago my husband and i flew into LA, got the hell out, and started wandering up the coast.
this drive is never the same view twice; the landscape changes remarkably between the two cities. in some parts the beaches are sandy, in others rocky, and at certain points there are no beaches at all - just cliffs that drop off into the sea. these pictures don't come close to showing how spectacular the drive is, but at least they bring back the feeling of the experience: those hundreds of miles of hairpin turns along the cliffs above the shores, the slow seaside villages along the way, the hilarious tourist bus to hearst castle, whale-watching and wine at nepenthe (a marvelous restaurant on the cliffs of big sur), an afternoon in monterey feeling like i was walking through a john steinbeck novel... a marvelous trip! i love california!
more corner views of the beach: jane, ladybug-zen, ian, bonnie, esti, sophie, cele, modsquad, caitlin, joyce, ani, couturecoucou, kim, a day that is dessert, natsumi, epe, kaylovesvintage,trinsch, c.t.,jeannette, outi, schanett, ritva, francesca, state of bliss, jennifer,dana, denise, cabrizette, bohemia girl, dianna, isabelle, amber, the girl in the yellow shoes, mister e,janis, kari, jgy, jenna, skymring, elizabeth, audrey, allison, lise, cate, mon, victoria, crescent moon, erin, otli, amy, ida, caroline, lisa, dorte, kimmie, la lune dans le ciel, nicola, malo, vanessa, britta, virgina, april, rebecca, b, kyndale, samantha, karen, kristina, angelina, dorit, goldensunfamily, sophie, janet, nicki, ruth, mcgillicutty, desiree, di, travelingmama, sunnymama, amanda, jenell, guusje, juanita, pamela, inna, daan, myrtille
hope you're having a great day, preferably on a beach :)