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The Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of California

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California's picturesque villages and small towns and its stunning landscape, from rugged sierras and fog-laced headlands to golden sand beaches and rolling oak-studded ranchland.
California is nicknamed "The Golden State," and though the name applies literally to the color of its state flower, the golden poppy, it is also a metaphor for the hopes and dreams that have lure
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Hardcover, 208 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Thames & Hudson
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GoldGato
Jul 26, 2015 GoldGato rated it really liked it
California is my adopted state and combines the best of my two worlds: Europe and Australia. The Bay Area down to the Middle Kingdom and Santa Barbara is Europe and everything below (SoCal) is Oz. Thanks to my family being kicked out of the other countries, the Golden State became our home...because Cali accepts anyone. Bear Flag Rising, baby.

So, how amazed was I that I hadn't seen some of the towns and villages listed in this book! Ballard? Say what? Yes, I always see the signs to Los Olivos, b
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Peter Tillman
Aug 07, 2016 Peter Tillman rated it really liked it
Classy picture-book of the state. Gets points for a nice chapter on my home-town (Cambria), and good choices -- and photos -- for the rest of the state.Good design and clear color reproduction, as you'd expect from Thames & Hudson. Granted, it's not high literature, but if you'd like a virtual tour of some really nice places....
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Jul 07, 2010 Manintheboat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I was difficult to not jump in the car and do a road trip right then. I felt that they left out a few that I truly love, but included just as many. Bisbee, Ouray, Chimayo.
I bought a copy for my dad for his birthday.
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