Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Lick Observatory

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- Karen


18 comments:

AVCr8teur said...

4200 ft. above the hills of Silicon Valley is the Lick Observatory owned and operated by the University of California. It is about 20 miles from the city of San Jose at the bottom, but it takes about 1 hour to get to the top from traversing the dangerous windy roads.

cocomino said...

4200 ft is very high. The building is so beautiful. :)

de engineur said...

interestingly located up there. I wonder what else can one observe from here. More pics?

Indrani Ghose said...

A great place to visit for sure.

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

Wow looks so familiar, never have been up close like that though thanks for sharing very very cool!

caite said...

Love the inside of the building...

eileeninmd said...

The building both outside and inside. And the view is beautiful. Wonderful photos!

Marko said...

Wow, this thing looks huge! You should visit it also during the night.

llandudnopictures said...

Out of this world!

colleen said...

Love the curve and the royal blue sky. Mine is in blue today too.

Sherry said...

Looks like a beautiful place to visit. We have a large telescope near us (associated with museum of natural science) & we enjoy looking through the big telescope (when the clouds stay out of the way)

Robert Geiss said...

What dream to spend a long, long time inside. Thank you for this journey.

daily athens photo

AVCr8teur said...

Thank you everyone for visiting and commenting. It is a fun place to visit and this was only my 2nd trip up there in decades. Unfortunately, they do not allow visitors up there at night except for the occasional special event. The road is already too dangerous during the day and I don't think I can stomach driving up there at night. If you monitor the webcams regularly, you can see some spectacular sunrises and sunsets. http://mthamilton.ucolick.org/hamcam/

catsynth said...

It's such an interesting architectural piece, even before one considers the cosmic visuals it gives us :)

Arti said...

It surely looks very beautiful. The road also looks amazing with the twists and turns. Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day :)

Jennifer said...

Terrific shots as always! Thanks for joining us at Wordless Wednesday Bloggers! www.wordlesswednesdaybloggers.blogspot.com. Looking forward to seeing what you post next week.

Sue St Clair said...

Would love to visit! Even with an unnerving and lengthy trek, it looks like it would be worth it :)

Jana said...

love the constrast between the sky and the white roof in the third picture! happy weekend from white lowlands:-)