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Take Out Door

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 18mm 3-bkts f/11 Lr4, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS5

Continuing the doorway theme from last Friday’s post, this doorway is attached to California Pizza Kitchen in Chino Hills, California.  I had never experienced the food at California Pizza Kitchen until very recently, always fearful that a restaurant famous for BBQ chicken pizza could not get pizza right, after all, I always knew that pizza was not pizza if it did not have tomato sauce and pepperoni as at least two of its components.  I was however pleasantly surprised last year when I enjoyed a pizza in the designer pizza genre featuring leaks courtesy of Wolfgang Puck.  Based on this experience we decided to give California Pizza Kitchen a try recently.  Judy opted for tradition with a pepperoni and sausage pizza, I chose the wild mushroom pie, it came with three kinds of fresh mushrooms (never, ever soil a pizza with canned mushrooms), fontina cheese and a hint of garlic, on a thin crust.  That pizza was Heavenly, the crust was light but had a good chew on it, the mushrooms were luscious and complimented by the melted cheese and the garlic.  We washed our pizzas down with a bottle of ice cold Riesling, and have added California Pizza Kitchen to our rotation.

 


Church On The Green

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 18mm ISO 250 3-bkts f/16 Lr4, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS5

A typical winter day in Southern, California.   Church of Jesus Christ, Latter Day Saints, on old Route 66 in Glendora, CA; the San Gabriel mountains in the background.


Photography Edifice

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 24mm ISO 640 3-bkts f/11 Lr3, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS5

This is the California Museum of Photography in Riverside, California.  The museum that is operated by the University of California Riverside fronts on the Main Street pedestrian mall.  I have not done any research in to the sculpture that stands in front of the museum, but what I see in it is a human eye looking through a camera view finder, or is it a bowling ball coming through a television screen?