Friday, October 25, 2013

Chain Link Fences, Yellow Flowered Weeds, and the Smell of the Sea

Here are some pictures of Cannery Row in Monterey, California. Cannery row use to be the site of several sardine canning companies. Now it is a tourist destination full of knick-knack shops and also a wax museum.

The seagull makes a friend.

A knowing grin.

Tea and Cinnamon Roll- perfect breakfast by the sea

   When I was little, I use to love the movie 'The Fantastic Adventures of Unico.' This is a animated movie about a big headed unicorn who goes on adventures with his devil friend and cat friend. Yesterday I happened upon the information that Unico stars in three other movies! I am a bit sad that I didn't know about these movies when I was a kid. I know if I watch them today, they won't charm me in the way they would have if I was still little. But, if the internet had existed when I was a kid, I probably would have found out about these movies. Back in the day, we were really just dependent on the whims of the local video store proprietor. I am very glad to have the internet now! I wonder about all the movies, books and music I would not have found out about if the internet didn't exist. Not to mention the podcasts and blogs that wouldn't exist at all with out the internet. But of course the internet does have it's disadvantages. I just saw the new 'Carrie' movie this weekend. The movie begins with something quite embarrassing happening to poor Carrie while one of her mean classmates films it and then later uploads it to the internet. The new 'Carrie' was a fun Halloween watch, but not a film making masterpiece. It was a little bit cheesy, but sometimes cheesy is a good thing in a scary movie. I saw the original 'Carrie' so long ago that I can't fairly compare the two but the three friends I went to the movie with were all adamant that the original was far better. Afterwards, one of the friends told me that after Stephen King wrote 'Carrie,' he was dissatisfied with it and ended up throwing it away! But his wife dug out of the trash can and saved it. It makes you wonder what authors with less intuitive spouses have thrown out. 


Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love those pictures that you took through the gate Amber. Coolness.

Love, Mom said...

what interesting pics of cannery row. Let's go to the wax museum next time! I especially like the pic of the seagull and the seal.

Amber said...

Kieth- Thank you!
Mom-Yes, I think we should check out that wax museum too!