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Old December 26th, 2011, 08:57 AM   #1
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Christmas in Old Sacramento

Merry Christmas friends. This is my first time posting on this forum. I am a resident of Sacramento, the state capitol of California.

Sacramento, CA is a beautiful and historic city located in the center of Northern California situated in between San Francisco and the Sierras. Sacramento is one of California's oldest cities, however, it has long been overshadowed by its big sister, San Francisco, located just 80 miles away.

In the last few decades however, Sacramento has experienced rapid growth and now has a metropolitan population of 2.3 million, which makes it California's fourth largest metro behind Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and San Diego. Sacramento is also known as America's most diverse and racially integrated city, with a relative lack of racial tension for a city of its size. It is a California city, but has a much more laid back feel and a different identity than San Francisco or Los Angeles. It is not a glamorous city, but it is a seat of government, an artistic city and a beautiful place to call home. Although I am a native of San Francisco, I have been living here for several years and I am proud to be a resident of this fine city.

In the last decade or so, Sacramento has also experienced a great deal of revitalization of its central urban core (most of which is not pictured here unfortunately, but I plan to upload more photos in the months to come). Once thought of as a staid and monotonous place, Sacramento's downtown and midtown areas are now filled with a great deal of award winning restaurants, hip cafes and cool bars. Sacramento has come a long way from it's cowtown past, and is quickly coming into it's own as a hip and artistic mid-sized city similar to Portland or Austin.

Today, I took a stroll through Old Sacramento where most of these photos were taken. It is the historic Gold Rush city where Sacramento was founded. Some of these photos were of downtown, where my stroll began. I hope you enjoy these photos of a very underrated and little known city of California.































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Old December 26th, 2011, 09:27 AM   #4
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Nice, I like the "old town" atmosphere on some of the photos.
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Old December 26th, 2011, 11:43 AM   #5
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I like those Christmas shots from this town; are very nice. BTW, welcome to SSC forums
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Great photos. I was in Sacramento in March and loved it!
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Very nice pictures!
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Old December 27th, 2011, 10:36 AM   #8
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Great photos. I was in Sacramento in March and loved it!
Nice. Why were you in town? What did you do here?

BTW, thanks everyone for your nice comments.
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Nice new pics from Sacramento...thanks for sharing.
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