Sunday, July 6, 2014

Monterey Marina in Midnight Fog - John Brody Photography

Cannery Row Marina in Monterey in Midnight Fog - The marina in Monterey depicted in the photo is an integral part of the waterfront described by Steinbeck in Cannery Row. I spent many nights in this type of drizzly fog during the two years I spent in Monterey, one of the more beautiful places I've lived. -  John Brody Photography - JohnBrody.com

Pont Neuf Bridge, my favorite place in Paris - JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography


A beautiful Marina at the end of Cannery Row in Monterey California. JohnBrody.com / John Brody Photography


A beautiful Marina in Monterey California. At the end of Cannery Row it's an integral part of area portrayed by John Steinbeck in his novel by the same name. Below is the first paragraph of the wonderful short novel, a favorite of mine...

"Cannery Row in Monterey in California is a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream. Cannery Row is the gathered and scattered, tin and iron and rust and splintered wood, chipped pavement and weedy lots and junk heaps, sardine canneries of corrugated iron, honky tonks, restaurants and whore houses, and little crowded groceries, and laboratories and flophouses. Its inhabitant are, as the man once said, 'whores, pimps, gambler and sons of bitches,' by which he meant Everybody. Had the man looked through another peephole he might have said, 'Saints and angels and martyrs and holymen' and he would have meant the same thing"

I spent many nights in this type of drizzly fog during the two years I spent in Monterey, one of the more beautiful places I've lived. Photo by John Brody Photography