Carmel-By-The-Sea: California (Shops) By Steven Garcia, Joel Anderson, 2022


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Carmel-by-the-Sea is a charming beach city on California's Monterey Peninsula. Founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916, it is now known for the historic Carmel Mission, as well as the fairytale cottages and galleries of its village-like center. The Scenic Bluff Path runs from surf spot Carmel Beach to bird-rich Carmel River State Beach, with a scuba entry point. South lie the sea animals and whaling museum of Point Lobos State Natural Reserve. 60 percent of Carmel's houses were built by citizens who were "devoting their lives to work connected to the aesthetic arts." Early City Councils were dominated by artists, and several of the city's mayors have been poets or actors, including Herbert Heron, founder of the Forest Theater, bohemian writer and actor Perry Newberry, and actor-director Clint Eastwood. The town is known for being dog-friendly, with numerous hotels, restaurants and retail establishments admitting guests with dogs. Carmel is also known for several unusual laws, including a prohibition on wearing high-heeled shoes without a permit, enacted to prevent lawsuits arising from tripping accidents caused by irregular pavement. To celebrate this lovely American town, Anderson Design Group poster artists rendered a vintage travel poster in the style of early 20th-Century travel posters. This design will look great as a framed print, canvas, metal sign, mini-canvas, or as a postcard or a notecard.

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