The summer is gone and so is my time in Orange County. One of the things that marked this time period were the periodical photowalks or photo meetings with my dear Nathalie. To mark the end of this time we spent a full day strolling downtown Santa Ana. From main streets, to alleys & parking lots, we photographed it all.
Santa Ana is one of the many towns that get lost in the Orange County sprawl. Despite the bad rep this town gets from some people I found it much more interesting, culturally alive & eclectic than it’s relative cookie cutter neighbors.
The downtown architecture shows the decades that went by the city since it’s founding days in 1868. The different signages and stores reflects the mix of cultures and styles. If you know were to look and don’t mind other’s judgements Santa Ana has a lot to offer to you.