Skirting the California coastline, the legendary Highway 1 starts at San Diego and ends at the Canadian border. 'Highway 1' the book presents the California portion in stunning colour. It is a testament to why California receives the most domestic visitors of all the states, and is consistently one of the top three states visited by international travellers. 'Highway 1 California' divides the road into four sections from south to north and makes stops as it travels north. Each stop is shown in multiple photographs, all with extended captions. Here are some of the locations: * LOS ANGELES - Santa Monica Pier, The Getty, Beverly Hills, Venice Beach, Financial District, Walt Disney Concert Hall, L.A.
Dodgers and Lakers, Hollywood Boulevard, Walk of Fame, Sunset Boulevard, Universal Studios, Palo Verdes, Long Beach, Anaheim, Santa Catalina Island, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, La Jolla, Balboa Park, San Diego, Gaslamp Quarter, and San Diego Bay; * CABRILLO HIGHWAY - Mori Point, Pacifica, Grey Whale Cove, Montara, Half Moon Bay, Pigeon Point, Ano Nuevo Island, Big Basin Redwoods, Davenport Coastline, Monterey Aquarium, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Mission San Carlos, Point Lobos, Big Sur, Los Padres National Forest, Heart Castle, Morro Bay, Pismo Beach, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Channel Islands, Ventura, Malibu, Matador Beach; * SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA - Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, Fisherman's Wharf, Telegraph Hill, The Embarcadero, Transamerica Pyramid, Chinatown, Financial District, Nob Hill, Cable Cars, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Giants, Bay Bridge, Alamo Square, Victorian Houses, Haight-Ashbury, Golden Gate Park, Alcatraz; * SHORELINE HIGHWAY - Leggett, redwood forests, Westport Coastline, MacKerricher State Park, Point Cabrillo, Mendocino, Mendocino Headland, Point Arena and Bowling Ball Beach, Salt Point State Park, Fort Ross State Historic Park, Jenner Coastline and Russian River, Sonoma Coast, Bodega Bay, Sonoma Valley, Tomales Bay, Point Reyes, Drakes Bay, Mount Tamalpais State Park, Muir Woods National Monument.
Special features include archival images of the San Francisco Earthquake and double gatefolds of the Golden Gate Bridge at night, downtown San Francisco at dusk and at night, the Flower Generation, Monterey Bay, and Big Sur. 'Highway 1 California' closes with four detailed road maps that mark the sections of the book so that readers can locate sights they would like to visit while travelling on Highway 1.
Andrea Lammert is a writer and photographer who produces travel journalism, travel guides, photography books and editorial pieces for a variety of readers and markets.