camino de la memoria

Flower of Casa del Mar

Flower of Casa del Mar

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  • Water Tree Inn Palms #2
    Water Tree Inn Palms #2
  • Water Tree Inn Palms #1
    Water Tree Inn Palms #1
  • Flower of Casa del Mar
    Flower of Casa del Mar
  • Entry of Casa del Mar
    Entry of Casa del Mar
  • El Camino en Casa del Mar #2
    El Camino en Casa del Mar #2
  • El Camino en Casa del Mar #1
    El Camino en Casa del Mar #1

A holiday get-together this evening brought us together with my late cousin’s best friend and his family. I overheard Gina talking about one of the neighborhoods in which she lived as a child. I butted in, and upon further investigation we discovered that we lived near each other and even attended the same elementary school, Del Mar, for a few years until her family moved on. She lived in the apartments right behind the school on Glenn Ave, Casa del Mar. I spent many childhood and teenage years roaming and playing in these streets. A couple of years ago I was in the area and drove by on a whim just to see what it looked like these days, and I took a few quick shots while I was at it. I know it shouldn’t anymore, but that small-world-thing still pleasantly surprises me when it happens.