It’s only an hour from home but I seldom get to just go and visit here on the Peninsula. Usually it’s to pickup or drop off somebody at the San Francisco airport. This weekend, Mai was staying at a hotel here while attending a four-day workshop for her Woo Woo work, something to do with The Matrix. Yes, the same Matrix like in the movie. This gave me the opportunity to have some time away from home, watch the NFL championship games on Sunday (because i don’t have TV at home) and get in some photography too.
While walking around Broadway one morning a started talking to a couple locals who saw me photographing the picturesque alley I posted last time. They recommended that I go over to Burlingame Ave. where, allegedly, there are several other cutsie alleys like that one.
On my way there, I was driving down El Camino Real, minding my own business when suddenly, sunlight glinting off some huge golden object hit me right in the eye! Whoa! I quickly recognized that the gold object was one of those russian turret thingies and there were some blue ones too… all on top of this building. Stop the car.
I parked around the corner and then I noticed those magnificent, tall, and graceful eucalyptus trees framing this church perfectly! The whole scene just fit together so perfectly. I didn’t even mind that there were no clouds in the sky that day. In fact, clouds might even distract the eye from enjoying the lines and colors in this photo. Talk about a gift from the universe!
As I was finishing up a couple of neighbors walked by and I asked them if they happened to know the name of the church. Nope, just a russian church is all they knew. All I had to do was google “russian orthodox church burlingame” to quickly find out what I wanted to know about this place. So, I learned it’s called The Church of All Russian Saints.
By the way, when I got over to Burlingame Ave., I didn’t find those alleys.