Why We Love Sacramento

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We’re blessed to live in and around Sacramento. Varied geography, a colorful history, the world’s best climate, a growing urban sophistication and a diverse citizenry make for a special way of life. We asked local professional photographers to submit visual proof of our uniqueness, and they delivered. On the following pages, we pay homage to Sacramento’s substance, spirit and beauty.

Special thanks to photographers Thomas Backer, Mandy Draper, Kyle Monk, Tom Myers, Donald Satterlee, Thomas Spaulding, Gabriel Teague, Deeba Yavrom and Michael Zwahlen

 

 

A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT—Two do, actually: the Sacramento and American rivers. Here, the American River near Discovery Park reflects a dramatic winter sky.
Photography by Kyle Monk

 

 
RESPECT FOR THE PAST—We erred by demolishing the Alhambra Theatre, but we’re getting it right, as evidenced by the recently restored Crest Theatre sign on the K Street Mall.
Photography by Thomas Spaulding
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ALL ABOARD!—A beautifully restored steam engine roars through Old Sacramento, just as engines did starting in the 1860s. Photography by Tom Myers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HEY, BATTER!—The Sacramento River Cats, at home at Raley Field, engage us in the great American pastime.
Photography by Deeba Yavrom
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON LITTLE CAT FEET—Fog envelops the Tower Bridge.
Photography by Donald Satterlee
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARTY ON—Festive Second Saturdays bring out the artist in everyone.
Photography by Kyle Monk
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 MADE IN THE SHADE—Curtis Park is one of many parks and neighborhoods that prove we’re the City of Trees.
Photography by Donald Satterlee
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

WE HAVE IT ALL—Water, land, sky, mountain views, wildlife, commerce . . .
Photography by Tom Myers
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

IT’S A DRY HEAT—Before the evening Delta breeze kicks in, water’s theantidote to sizzling summer days.
Photography by Mandy Draper
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COME ONE, COME ALL—Entertainment options abound on warm summer evenings.
Photography by Thomas Spaulding
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE GOVERNMENT’S HOME—Power plays take center stage under the Capitol dome.
Photography by Michael Zwhalen
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORY LIVES ON—Old Sacramento revels in the wild, wild West.
Photography by Tom Myers
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL-FOOD PARADISE—Area farmers markets boast a bevy of produce year-round.
Photography by Michael Zwhalen
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE PRESERVE OUR PAST AS WE BUILD OUR FUTURE—The contemporary L Street Lofts coexist with midtown’s vintage architecture.
Photography by gabriel teague
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A LITTLE OF THIS, A DASH OF THAT—Our region’s chefs whip up a wealth of culinary delights.
Photography by Thomas Backer