Monday, February 22, 2010
A little trip into the past when California was a land divided into pueblos.
One can imagine this.
Pueblo of Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, founded in 1781; patented August 4. 1875 to the City of Los Angeles; containing 17,172.37 acres.
These pueblos, or Land Grants, stretched from San Diego To San Jose, in the north.
Some were over 55 thousand acres.
This structure was built as a stable, but now we`d say a fortress.
It`s an historical building I spotted a month or so ago & have been looking for it ever since.
I found it today.
What I also found a few blocks away were two steer.
I pulled over to pretend to ask them for directions & surreptitiously took a few shots of one of them.
I couldn`t resist coupling the two, into one iconic image of the old California Rancheros.
Please click to see the rest of this amazing building from this morning`s shoot.