CARMEL’S SECRET COURTYARDS AND PASSAGEWAYS – MISSION LANE
When does a sidewalk between some small office buildings and a parking lot become a “lane”? Well just wait and see if you don’t agree this is not your average sidewalk.
Mission Lane (Mission Street between Fifth and Sixth) with its unobtrusive business offices and an arched gateway at the end, works hard to earn its name.
This little lane is a wonderful example of how plantings, pride and good design can make most any spot special. Through a break in the tall pines, sunlight showers roses, salvia and other flowering shrubs along the brick pathway.
We have eaten breakfast at Katy’s and I am still trying to track down all of Carmel’s little courtyards and passageways. I always admire the facade of this building just south of Katys .
I walk just a little further and find this sign.
What could have been a straight paved sidewalk is an undulating brick path with stunning plantings on either side. The wooden railing I see to my right marks the beginning of a parking lot made barely visible by the plantings.
At this same point on the path I find an inviting bench on the south side.
I try the door at the end ( of course) but find it locked – darn.
As I return
GHW Inc.- Anders Czerwiak. I find that Mr. Czerwiak is the president of GH Wilke Jewelers and Goldsmiths. He describes his clients as investors, collectors and discerning connoisseurs who value magnificence.
Mark Investment Co. Real Estate Investment
Magic People Productions An Art Gallery
Studio ——- D A Recording Studio.
What a good job you have done of “brightening the corner where you are”.