Friday, November 21, 2008

Santa Barbara fire news and landmarks update

Those who love Santa Barbara as I do are saddened by the news of the recent wildfire that destroyed some 210 homes in Santa Barbara and neighboring Montecito. If you have ever visited this special town that so evokes California's Spanish Colonial era, you may be wondering about the fate of it's beloved red-tile-roofed landmarks.

The good news is that all is well along State Street (the town's main shopping and dining thoroughfare); the graceful, twin-towered Mission Santa Barbara still stands unscarred on the hillside; and the stately, historic Biltmore (aka Four Seasons Resort the Biltmore Santa Barbara) remains untouched. The hotel (shown above)—and really the town itself—is an architectural treasure, so it's good to know these gems still shine. 
For more information, click here for the Santa Barbara CVB

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