Downtown, Santa Cruz

Lift Off (left), Waterfall (center), Leaf II (right)
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A small garden at the head of Pacific Avenue featured art.


Artist: Ron Lion external link Aptos, California   •  Concrete and steel 2008   •  Downtown Santa Cruz   •  Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 31 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 16:25:56 Wednesday 10 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #162556_2244BCX
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Pacific Avenue at Water Street
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Water Street became Mission Street where it met Pacific Avenue external link.


Downtown Santa Cruz   •  Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 31 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 16:24:20 Wednesday 10 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #162420_2233BCX
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The Front Street split
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Where Front Street (left) splits off of Pacific (right) external link. Pacific Avenue was the quiet street with shops, restaurants and hotels.


Downtown Santa Cruz   •  Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 31 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 16:24:34 Wednesday 10 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #162434_2234BCX
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"Virgin Moon" 2005
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A small garden at the head of Pacific Avenue featured art.


Artist: Marilyn Kuksht external link   •  Downtown Santa Cruz   •  Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 31 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 16:25:04 Wednesday 10 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #162504_2237BCX
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North Pacific Avenue
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North Pacific Avenue curved below residential hills to meet the Pacific Avenue of downown. Note, just beyond the curved stores was a stairway up to houses.


Downtown Santa Cruz   •  Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 31 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 16:23:08 Wednesday 10 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #162308_2232BCX
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Dancers on a wall
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On the bare wall over a vacant lot were cutouts of dancers. A sign indicated that the lot had, at one time, been the Pacific Garden Place.


Downtown Santa Cruz   •  Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 31 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 16:27:52 Wednesday 10 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #162752_2249BCX
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Mr. Goodie's Antiques & Collectibles
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Mr. Goodie's external link was filled with antiques and interesting items of all sorts.


Downtown Santa Cruz   •  Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 31 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 16:29:26 Wednesday 10 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #162926_2250BCX
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Chocolate of Santa Cruz
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A restaurant and lounge called Chocolate internal link was right there on that quiet sidewalk.


Downtown Santa Cruz   •  Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 31 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 16:32:18 Wednesday 10 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #163218_2255BCX
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Pacific Wave
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The Pacific Wave internal link surf and snow equipment store.


Downtown Santa Cruz   •  Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 31 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 16:33:32 Wednesday 10 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #163332_2259BCX
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Peet's Coffee
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No shopping district would be complete without a Peet's Coffee internal link shop.


Downtown Santa Cruz   •  Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 31 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 16:34:04 Wednesday 10 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #163404_2261BCX
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"Untitled Clevis #2" 1993
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A sign embedded in the ground read:

"After the devastating 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, sculptures by Santa Cruz County artists were selected by a community vote to be sited along Pacific Avenue. These sculptures were part of the redesign efforts undertaken to rebuild downtown Santa Cruz and memorialize the City's recovery."

Artist: Harold Moodie, Santa Cruz   •  Material: Cor-ten steel   •  Downtown Santa Cruz   •  Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 31 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 16:35:36 Wednesday 10 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #163536_2264BCX
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At at the end of Church
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Church Street hit Pacific Avenue external link at an art garden. Notice that Pacific Avenue is a one-way street which results in higher traffic speeds and a less pedestrian friendly shopping area.


Downtown Santa Cruz   •  Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 31 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 16:36:40 Wednesday 10 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #163640_2268BCX
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"The Birth of Con-Ed" 1996
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In the sculpture garden where Church Street hit Pacific Avenue.


Artist: Jamie Abbott   •  Downtown Santa Cruz   •  Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 31 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 16:37:14 Wednesday 10 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #163714_2270BCX
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"Leaves" 2008
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A metal sculpture greeted folks walking down Pacific Avenue.


Artist: Paul Cheney external link Watsonville Material: Steel   •  Downtown Santa Cruz   •  Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 31 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 16:37:58 Wednesday 10 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #163758_2276BCX
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The Clock
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The clock on the Rittenhouse Building external link. One resident complained that the "clock was obscenely expensive."


Downtown Santa Cruz   •  Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 31 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 16:39:54 Wednesday 10 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #163954_2279BCX
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"Pendulum" 2007
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Another sculpture garden where Walnut Ave met Pacific Avenue external link.


Artist: A. Van de Kerckhove external link Watsonville   •  Material: Steel   •  Downtown Santa Cruz   •  Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 31 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 16:44:38 Wednesday 10 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #164438_2282BCX
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Pacific Avenue looking south
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The view looking south down the sidewalk alongside Pacific Avenue. Notice that the street merely lost parking spaces to create this sculpture garden, but that the sidewalk lost significant width that was not necessary to lose.


Downtown Santa Cruz   •  Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 31 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 16:45:20 Wednesday 10 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #164520_2285BCX
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A spa and hair stylist
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The Farmacy Spa/Apothecary external link and the Parlor hair salon external link were next to each other on Pacific Avenue.


Downtown Santa Cruz   •  Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 31 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 16:51:30 Wednesday 10 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #165130_2293BCX
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Rules governed the sidewalk
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Sign read:

S.C. Muni Code
No smoking
No skate devices
No dogs
No alcohol
No bicycles on sidewalks

Downtown Santa Cruz   •  Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 31 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 16:57:10 Wednesday 10 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #165710_2295BCX
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A Taco Bell
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A Taco Bell external link was near the foot of Pacific Avenue.


Downtown Santa Cruz   •  Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 31 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 16:59:46 Wednesday 10 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #165946_2297BCX
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Pacific Avenue at Laurel Street
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A low, somewhat rundown apartment complex at the foot of Pacific Avenue near Laurel Street external link.


Downtown Santa Cruz   •  Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 31 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 17:05:36 Wednesday 10 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #170536_2300BCX
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Cowell's Beach Surf Shop
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Cowell's Beach Surf Shop external link was the last store on the walk down Pacific Avenue.


Downtown Santa Cruz   •  Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 31 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 17:21:40 Wednesday 10 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #172140_2323BCX
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