Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Review: Pier Pressure: California Piers from San Diego to San Francisco by Kathy Schroeder

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. (December 28, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076434353X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764343537

Book Description

Travel along the California coast from San Francisco to San Diego and visit the many pleasure and fishing piers just waiting to be discovered and enjoyed. Approximately 500 color photos take you to 51 piers in the coastal areas of San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, and more. Revel in their majestic beauty as you learn history and trivia of each. Which pier is the most southernmost in California? Which pier is the longest wooden pier on the West Coast? And which pier, painted a unique green, can be seen from airplanes flying high overhead? Visit the Maritime Museum at Hyde Street Pier and the world-famous Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. Piers of all sizes and stature are found throughout these pages and will have you wanting to visit these incredible places yourself. This book is a must-have for beach, nature, and photography lovers.

My Review

 One of my favorite parts of California is its glorious piers. The piers of California dot the beautiful California coastline with a regularity you can count on. This book, Pier Pressure, which was just released in December covers California's piers from San Diego to San Francisco.

On Page 132 you can find one of my favorite piers, the San Simeon pier located in the very small town of Sebastian which is coincidentally home to a small restaurant, Sebastian's Store, which serves the best burger you will ever have. The Hearst Corporation owns Sebastian's Store which serves beef grown on the Hearst Ranch. I love the look of the pier and images it conjures in my mind. I can imagine beautiful Hollywood starlets descending off the William Hearst's yacht onto the pier before being whisked off to Hearst Castle for a weekend of fun and frivolity.

Pier Pressure is filled with fabulous photographs of all the piers. It contains fascinating stories about each of the piers as it chronicles their history.

If you love travel books, love California and particularly if you love California's piers, then be sure to pick up a copy of this beautiful coffee table style photo journal.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you....Sending you palm trees and sunshine! Enjoy!!