The Settings for the Stories: John Steinbeck’s Valley of the World

“I think that I would like to write the story of this whole valley, of all the little towns and all the farms and the ranches in the wilder hills. I can see how I would like to do it so that it would be the valley of the world.” [Steinbeck: A Life in Letters]

A ranch in “the wilder hills”
Steinbeck House, Central Avenue, Salinas
Silos at the site of the former sugar factory
Castle Rock, Corral de Tierra
Salinas River at the Chualar Road bridge
Mission San Antonio de Padua, Jolon
Ventana Wilderness from the Old Coast Road
Carmel River in late summer
Point Pinos Lighthouse
Monterey Canning Company buildings now house tourist attractions
Monterey from the Sand City dunes
Plaque in the Garden of Memories

I photograph and write about Gardens, Nature, Travel, and the history of Silicon Valley from my home on the Monterey Peninsula in California.