Sunday, November 29, 2009

Friday "My Town" Shootout--smiles!

Friday shootout.... on a Sunday night...

This week's FMTS theme was chosen by Sarah in Idaho--smiles!

With Thanksgiving being celebrated in the USA this week, time to get pictures was scarce, so I only have one to share... but it's a good one!

Local community music groups abound in the area, and I attended the Pleasanton Community Concert Band's annual Family Concert. The theme this year was CIRCUS!!

A number of kids participated in the event--just like these two girls! They were taking part in the preformance of the "Circus Polka" by Igor Stravinsky, which was originally written for 50 ballerinas and 50 elephants!

These two girls first danced across the stage as ballerinas, and then plopped on some pachyderm ears and trounced around some more!

Have a great week, shooters!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Friday "My Town" Shootout--my town's premier attraction!

This week's FMTS theme was chosen by Kent in Montana--he wants to see the premier attaction of our towns!

Click on the camera in the sidebar to see the other participants' fantastic photos!

So, what is Dublin's main attraction? Some could say it's the county jail (which has held the likes of Squeaky Fromm, Scott Peterson, and Barry Bonds' trainer Greg Anderson); some might say the Alameda County Sherriff's Bomb Disposal Range (seen in many a Mythbusters episode!!); but I was looking for a more, shall we say, pleasant option!

If you're passing through Dublin, you'll have to stop at Hacienda Crossings!

It's the local hub of entertainment and shopping... TONS of stores and restaurants, but the star of the complex?

The Regal Cinema, which has 21 screens! This weekend, THIS is the place to be, since the place will be jam-packed with the opening of the smash New Moon. All 4 midnight showings have been sold out for a LOOOONG time. :) (and... um... in the effort of full disclosure... yes, I'm going to see it on Saturday ;D )

It's designed and laid out very aesthetically. :) Restaurants are mixed in all over, with gorgeous palm trees towering over the patrons.

Here's what all the hub-bub's about.... (and for the record, the other movie, "Blind Side", looks FANTASTIC--it's a touching, true story. I feel sorry in the fact that it's opening against New Moon.)

And lastly... just another gorgoues California sunset.

Have a great weekend, shooters!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Friday "My Town" Shootout--places of worship!

It's Friday again, so it's time for the shootout! This week's theme was chosen by Rebecca in Ambler, Pennsylvania--places of worship!

Click on the camera icon in the sidebar to see the other participants' great photos!

Here in California, a lot of the older and unique buildings have either been torn down or remodeled--they didn't have to worry about earthquake-safe buildings in the past!!

One old church we DO have in the area is in neighboring Livermore. St. Michael's Catholic Church (and school) has been in the area for decades, and as you'll see, the cornerstone of the church was placed in 1918.

And this last one just for fun... how can we be scared when the Red Baron is overhead?? ;)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Friday "My Town" Shootout--skylines!

Today's shootout theme was chosen by Kate in Kansas--skylines!!

Click on the camera icon on the right to meet the other participants!

Dublin is a relatively small town (at least by SF Bay Area standards) and doesn't have many tall buildings, so I found the few we did have...

Dublin is the home of Sybase's world headquarters...

... as well as a few other non-descript buildings...

I didn't get too much this week due to the weather, so that's all!