Christ, more little-known stories of Santa Cruz
I think, realistically, it would not be a shame if you dedicated the rest of your life to these.
A whimsical alternate history with images, comments and longer stories about the places and people. I’d buy it!
Those statues in the pet cemetery really get to me. Humans seen through the alien eyes of their pets, depicted by the mourning animals as towering, gaunt bipeds. Creepy and wonderful!
Maybe, the last photo is of an exercise class where only two students showed up? Been there, done that.
I enjoy these bizarre little stories so snooped your site for other gems, landed on some fabulous guitar "solo" vids and had a wonderful Saturday morning concert of sorts! Upgraded to paid in appreciation, Thank you!
As an unofficial Santa Cruz historian, I'm pleased to be able to shed some light on a few of these tales.
The Miramar Grand Hotel was in fact the headquarters of the American Bullshit Conglomerate who officially applied to make it invisible in 1924. They then moved it to the Isles of Scilly in 1974 as a practical joke and forgot about it.
The photo of Edward Schnaufal was in fact taken by the brother he murdered. He was called Foreman Shufflebottom and was a successful grape wrangler.
The last unexplained image, from 1915, is, in fact, the first and probably last sighting of the carbon based version of an AT-AT, before they went back in time and were cybernetically enhanced by the Empire in a galaxy far far away.
Hope that clears up some of the stories for you.
Like before, I love these vignettes! So evocative.
Poor Mary Perkins. Beautiful yet haunting.
Love me some Santa Cruz 🖤
I LOVE THESE. (all-caps shouty!)