Pop-Up Art Show Jack London Square Nov 12

Jack London Square during the  Jack of all Trades Show  Inside Lungomear's
Jack London Square during the
Jack of all Trades Show
Inside Lungomear’s

PostcardTravelers Pop-Up Art Show
Inside Lungomare’s Jack London Square
Featuring Award Winning Filmmaker / Photographer Stacy Poulos

Lungomare  1 Broadway, Oakland, California 94607

Available prints at the show:
http://goo.gl/obc6RW

5×7 = $30.00, 8×10 = $50.00, = 11×14 $90.00 Tax included.
If ordering $7.00 flat for shipping no extra charge for multiple prints. 
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Photography Samples Video
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Enjoy a fun filled day in Jack London Square during the “Jack Of All Trades” show outside Lungomare’s. Inside Lungomare enjoy the food, drinks and Art show of Stacy Poulos Photography.

Stacy’s goal in 2011 was to take photos around the rim of the SF Bay from a kayak. Since, she has covered a lot of miles including San Francisco, Fremont, Sausalito, Oakland, Richmond, Point San Pablo. To name a few. In her journey she has recorded Historic dilapidated docks, 2 ship wrecks above water on from WWII and 100’s of other photo opportunities including filming under the Golden Gate Bridge, Richmond, Dumbarton, and San Mateo Bridges. An adventure like no-other in the SF Bay. Angles and unique nooks that can only be captured by kayak.

 


In the meantime, the Architect designing Lungomare encountered Poulos photo and design the restaurant around it. You can see it in the main dining room.

This day we will be celebrating her achievements in the most recent 5 time award winning song/music video she directed ‘Into The Light’ By Sarah Smith. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7ML_FMhKgo

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Point Richmond California Adventures; Shipwrecks to Rosie The Riveter to Boasting The Worlds Largest Winery

By Stacy Poulos PostcardTravelers

Wineheaven

I’m always astonished how much rich History or HerStory there is right under our noses in the San Francisco Bay Area. I explored Point Richmond Area by land and sea in search of what was once the largest Winery in the world from it’s birth when the California Wine Association moved from SF to Point Molate Richmond after the San Francisco Earthquake in 1906 and remained the title of “world’s largest winery” for 12 years (1907–1919). Until it’s demise and was shut down by Prohibition in 1919. Really The Largest? Over Italy and France? Yep, it’s true. It’s an abandoned town once called “Wineheaven California” (U.S. National Register of Historic Places) and it’s castle remains north of the Point Molate off Stenmark Dr.

(PS I will be updating this when I finish my adventure).

 

The largest Wine producer in the world for 12 years.
The largest Wine producer in the world for 12 years.

If you walk on the Pt. Molate Park Beach facing the water it would be to your right, around the corner less than a mile away (I don’t know if you can walk to it on the beach, but you can see the backside through the fence from the road). There is a bit of a battle to what they are going to do with the area. In my humble opinion, it is rare to be able to boast the ‘largest in the world’ of anything let alone the prestigious commodity of wine! So. I say restore the castle and keep boasting.

Winehaven Pont Molante 1907-1919

Winehaven 2036-2040 Stenmark Dr. Near Point Molate Beach Park Richmond, CA

My map and notes.

Shipwreck

App Skipper NOAA Boating map Richmond, CA   PDF Version: 18652 pdf

3 Shipwrecks Pt Castro Richmond CA
3 Shipwrecks Pt Castro Richmond CA

Walk 1,000 feet south to your left towards the Bridge at Point Castro is a 200 foot shipwreck, with half sticking out of the water even at high tide. There are actually 3, if you look at Google Earth. With the completion of the bridge in 1956 the car-ferry service and inner city railway that resided there eventually rendered the pier useless and became a fishing pier. After years of lack of maintenance, it is now a barley recognizable battered pier. This once thriving corner of the Bay is now a water front ghost town mostly restricted from the public. For me, it’s a photographers dream. There is a public park you can enjoy where you can see the shipwreck. Just know it is windy out there. If it’s a date night you can start here and work your way back to end up at the wineries. To me it’s crazy this are is not as explored as it should be.

Point Richmond  Ferry Terminal (aka Ellis Landing)
Point Richmond Ferry Terminal (aka Ellis Landing)

Point Richmond Pier

Next stop is Miller / Knox Regional Shoreline at Point Richmond on Canal Blvd.  At the very point, is a gutted out building. And a fishing pier which. Along side the new fishing pier is a dilapidated pier that used to be a commuter ferry service to the San Francisco Ferry. You can see where the train rails lead to the terminal which now are broken and lead underwater. I actually kayaked under it. The besides being broken-down and battered, it is clear there was a recent fire that further damages the battered pier. For me, it was the highlight of my kayak trip. It is said, it is at ‘Ford Point’ however you can’t find it on the map. Something I have found over time, places are renamed and it really depends on who you ask. It’s name came from the historic Ford Plant. But you put in ‘Point Richmond’ and you will find it. There is a whole walking tour of the area with points of interests. Across from the Museum is R&B Cellars where you can wine and cider taste and have a bit to eat while you enjoy the Bay view.

Point Richmond California ©2016 By Stacy Poulos Postcard Travelers  #sfbay #Richmond #California
Point Richmond California ©2016 By Stacy Poulos Postcard Travelers
#sfbay #Richmond #California

 

SS Red Oak Victory Museum

Now it’s time to warm up and get out of the wind. Working your way back go to see the inside of the SS Red Oak Victory ($10 donation to get in, mostly Closes at 2pm). I have not been inside yet, however I have been under the massive destroyer it in a kayak. It’s A original ship made by the Rosie The Riveters. If you aren’t familiar who Rosie is, during WWII all the available men were summoned to fight the war with no one left to build the Ships and Airplane’s. So women were summoned to come work in the shipyards. There is a famous print by Norman Rockwell that advertised “You can do it” to encourage women to join the movement where the women, who other wise were expected to be housewives were summoned to work in the shipyards. Back in those days it was ludicrous a woman would do a “man’s job”—even if they wanted to. Rivets are basically like ‘a nut and bolt’ a all in one, permanent mechanical fastener that holds metals sheets together to make a airplanes, ships, bridges and such. They did more than assembled them with rivets, they welded and did all types of non-traditional jobs. It was war-time and Richmond area was the largest producer of war time. The rural City of Richmond exploded. Now the whole area is dedicated to preserving this HerStory.

Shipyard Trail General Warehouse Richmond  2016 By Stacy Poulos
Shipyard Trail General Warehouse Richmond 2016 By Stacy Poulos

Rosie The Riveter Museum

Open daily 10am – 5pm

1414 Harbour Way S #3000, Richmond, CA 94804 (510) 232-5050

After seeing the ship, go to the Rosie The Riveter Museum, it’s very tactile with life size people to give you a sense of that time. Maybe even go home with a lunch pail. Especially if you have kids, they should see how woman contributed to the war effort. The Museum is free but if you can spare it, donations are always appreciated.

Now that you’ve had a day of HerStory, reward yourself at the Assemble Restaurant you basically get to eat and drink in the boiler room of the Ford Assemble plant.

Assemble Restaurant @ The Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way S, Richmond, CA 94804

Pirate Harbor

Now you have a choice to call it a day and watch the sunset there, or go back to see the sunset over a Pirate Harbor. Yep, a pirate harbor only you me, John Wayne and and a few others know about. If you continue on back on Stenmark Dr. past Pt. Molate Park Beach make a right onto a dirt road to San Pablo

Photo Pt. San Pablo Pirate Yacht club  Harbor ©2016 By Stacy Poulos
Photo Pt. San Pablo Pirate Yacht club Harbor ©2016 By Stacy Poulos

Follow the ‘Point San Pablo (Pirate) Yacht Harbor sign. There are no services but a public bathroom. But this little eccentric cove has a long History. Is was originally made by By Captain Raymond H. Clark in 1939 lined up about 9 ships on both sides to create a break water Harbor eventually overtime the ships were covered with dirt. And yes, that’s what you walk on. Fascinating. At sunset, at least on this day was a golden calm. At one point in History it was the setting of the movie ‘Blood Alley’ with John Wayne and Lauren Bacall

Point San Pablo Yacht (Pirate) Harbor Many buried ship wrecks
1900 Western Drive, Richmond, CA 94801
+1 510-233-3224


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1955 ‘Blood Alley’ with John Wayne and Lauren Bacall partly filmed at Point San Pablo Harbor.

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Monterey’s Tasty Olive Bar with Yummy Roasted Buttersquash Seed oil!

Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar video tour
Monterey’s Tasty Olive Bar video tour 

 

Monterey’s Tasty Olive Bar has 70 varieties of olive oils and balsamics that you can taste before you buy free! Many of the infused Olive oils are the same olive oil base with different flavorings. The olive oils come from two different hemispheres in Tunisia and Australia, and the balsamics are aged the traditional Solera Method from Modena Italy.  Each container tells you the mix of oil and acidity.  Although I’m not big of infused flavorings, the ones I tried are rich in flavor. I’m a straight olive oil gal. I like the kind that has a natural nutty flavor to it. My favorite Olive Oil is ‘Koronieki  olive oil’ extra virgin from Greece. They do not mix their oils with any other oils like big grocery store chains do.   Hold on, I’m not done… You may get dizzy with so many varieties.

Black TruffelPressed every week are there specialties oils; white and black truffle oil, sesame seed oil, roasted almond oil, seasonal pumpkin seed oil and my favorite for the day; buttersquash seed oil. Which has a really unique roasted taste to it. Now that I have it, what am I going to do with it? The owner said it’s great for roasting vegetables on a BBQ or adding to mash potatoes. They have a sleek 200 ml bottle that they will bottle your favorite on the spot for around 13 bucks. Specialty oils are more and other sizes are available.
As far as the balsamics I liked the ‘Cranberry-Pear White Balsamic Vinegar Condimento’ and the ‘Pomegranate-Quince White Balsamic’ was best.  They are open everyday at 10:00am to 8pm and will give you a free taste with bread and education about the oils.

Monterey’s Tasty Olive Bar
751 Cannery Row Monterey, CA 93940 USA
831-242-8900
www.montereystastyolivebar.com

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Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar on Cannery Row

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‘Cannery Row Fisherman’ McAbee Beach, Monterrey by Stacy Poulos PostcardTravelers ©2015
‘Cannery Row Fisherman’ McAbee Beach, Monterrey by Stacy Poulos PostcardTravelers ©2015

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The Crucible Oakland the coolest place in the Bay Area, no kidding!

The Crucible
Stacy Poulos, Randy, Lisa and Tanya Holland
Brown Sugar Kitchen

The Crucible is one of the Coolest places in the Bay Area, no kidding. Here you can exercise all your creative juices. This is my second time. We took a jewelry class and I made a reckless out of 2 pieces of copper. Fun! Annnnd to my surprise, Tanya Holland, owner and Chef of the famous Brown Sugar Kitchen was taking the class with us.

Ok, I know, The “Crucible”?? What does that mean?? Well one of the definitions is; ‘…a place or situation in which different elements interact to produce something new….’  Well it’s Blacksmithing, Machine Shoping, Ceramics, Moldmaking
Enameling, Neon & Light, Fire Performance, Artist Resources
Foundry, Stone Working, Glass work, Glass blowing, Soft Sculpture & Textiles, Hot Wheels, Welding, Jewelry, Woodworking, leather working, Kinetic & Electronics… whew… and more! As a creative person, it’s everything you wish you could do. With a impressive fire arch you walk through to get in. To all the displays of artistes works displayed. Classes are for all adults and youth. Try to make it on a open house so you get a tour. When you come back, you are going to want to thank me. (How ever make sure you don’t leave anything important in your car the are is in a warehouse district).  http://thecrucible.org

Thank you Randy and AB&I for inviting me again! AB&I is a big support of the Crucible.

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Postcard Travelers, Adventure Magazine. Host; Photographer Filmmaker Stacy Poulos
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Car enthusiast? Never miss a Goodguys Rod & Custom Association event

Car enthusiast? Never miss a Goodguys Rod & Custom Association event. They are all over the Nation. Today they were in Pleasanton California. I love the swap meet part; old and new nostalgic stuff. There are demonstration 100’s of booths, food entertainment, cars for sale. It’s pretty inexpensive to go.
Here’s a mini tour. https://www.good-guys.com/

Thank you Bob Smith XOXO

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What!! Some of Alaska’s Inside Passage under 60 dollars! Not kidding. Travel and Adventure Show Video

What!! Some of Alaska’s Inside Passage under 60 dollars! Not kidding. Travel and Adventure Show Video

Alaska’s Inside Passage on a budget

Parts of Alaska’s Inside Passage under 60 dollars Alaska Marine Highway System on a budget

At the top of my Bucket List: Alaska. When I looked into it, there is just ridiculous prices to experience it. So I buy lottery tickets and hope for the best. Postcard Travelers is all about crafting your own experience to get the best out of life and travel. Looking for the postcard picture perfect experience, maximizing my budget. When I met Lorene Palmer of Alaska’s Inside Passage I told her ‘You are my new best friend!” And pulled over my colleagues at Comcast Chabot 27 to interview her. You must listen to what she says. [Video Link]

Craft your own experience.
9 hour ferry ride Juneau to Sitka $53.00 Craft your own experience. More info @ PostcardTravelers.com

You can go from some of the most insanely beautiful locations in the world… the Inside Passage for under $60.00. What!! That’s right. Like we have a public bus and BART system, Alaska has a waterway transit system ‘The Alaska Marine Highway System’ (AMHS). It only makes since for the local community to be able to get from one town to the next. Not like you can drive over a glacier to get home. Example Juneau to Sitka is a 9 hour ferry ride around $53.00! Woot, woot, woot!

You can thank me later. Come to find out my mom took this transit system when she went to Alaska and drove her camper on the boat a bit more than just going on the ride. There are cabins you can sleep in as well. My fantasy is to, of course, kayak around the glaciers. I never even thought bringing my own car or motorcycle was a possibility. So I am in fantasy heaven working out the details! In the meantime, here is the interview with Eddie Hazzard (Chabot 27) at the Travel & Adventure Show and link to http://www.alaskasinsidepassage.com/ please let us know about your experience if you happen to go before me. Tips please! XOXO

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PostcardTravelers Pop-Up Art show

Prints available:

http://goo.gl/obc6RW

 

Come to my Pop-up Art Show Sunday! https://www.facebook.com/events/835039739889418/
Come to my Pop-up Art Show Sunday!
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Event invite
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Ascension Historical Society’s Art Exhibit
Featuring Stacy Poulos Photography

Link to Catalog of prints http://goo.gl/obc6RW

Come celebrate Greek Independence Day with the Ascension Historical Society Art Exhibit featuring Greek American Bay Area Artists.
$5 entrance fee for observers, this includes cheese, olives, wine/beverage of choice. Please RSVP so we know how many olives to bring.

March 29th, 2015 12:30 till 5pm
Located at
The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension in
Greek Orthodox Cathedral,
4700 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602
(Where they have the largest Greek Festival in Northern California).

Finally see in person photography from Stacy travels that are blogged http://www.PostcardTravelers.com/

Stacy will also have a rare photo of her Grandfather Achilleas Poulos Famous Greek Musician who Originated ‘Why I Came To America’ Capital Records
www.achilleaspoulos.com

Join Stacy’s blog to get tips and updates of her journeys. From Greece to the SF Bay Area from a kayakers perspective of water front photography. (One which hangs on the wall of Lungomare‘s, One Broadway Oakland).

We are trying to decide what prints to bring. Prints of Greece, of course. What else would you like to see up close? If you have a particular interest in a subject She has taken let us know. We’ll see what I can do.


Some prints will be available for sale. 10% proceeds go to Ascension Historical Society.

http://goo.gl/obc6RW

List of Photography:
Bay Area Water Front
Catalina Island
France: Paris
Greece: Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Syros
Haiti: La Gonave, Anse-a-galets
Hawaii: Big Island
Italy: Roma, Florence, Venice
Mexico++

After reception in the lounge at 5:30pm till when ever at
Lungomare One Broadway Oakland
If you plan on having a sit down dinner please RSVP with Lungomare’s. (510) 444-7171

Tune in Live On the Radio …When you go places in the world, and you look through those postcards racks, I want you to think of me…

 StacyPoulos on ihear tRadio; WRNW1
Stacy Poulos on iheart Radio; WRNW1.

“When you go places in the world, and you look through those postcards racks, I want you to think of me.  The daydream of a 12 year old determined girl, staring at the rack with a used 35mm camera in her hand.  Dreaming about having her postcards on that rack someday. That was the seed that sparked the journey of PostcardTravelers.com and my career of film making” –Stacy Poulos

Tune in Tuesday March 10, 2015
4:36 PM Eastern / 1:36 PM Pacific
http://www.wrnw1.com/listen-live/
Atlanta’s Women Radio Network WRNW1 interviews PostcardTravelers Adventure Magazine’s Filmmaker / Photographer and Host Stacy Poulos about her dream life from childhood. (Also owner of Playback.net Video Film Multimedia and founder of Girlpages Network).

#WRNW1 is committed to empower female professionals as they navigate through the pathways to success.

(The recording will be available on this page after the show. )

 

“I love my job! It’s the most Stacy Poulos Photographyrewarding and fulfilling job I could ever imagine. I’m a great story teller, and I love when it all comes together, I levitate. When a client tells me their vision of what they want, I start a virtual walk through of it. It’s what I was born to do. Recently I finished a badass music video ‘The Stars’ By Sarah Smith. I love the song and was so honored to be the one to direct it. I listened to her ideas of what the song meant to her, coupled with being inspired by the song, and then movie magic. We connected as artists on a mission and she trusted in my process and ability. I told her story on film.  That’s what I do, one frame of photography, or lots of frames in a video. It’s an honor everyday to work with people and helping to realize their goals. In the end, I have a piece of art I can be proud of and I helped put something good out in the world.”

The Stars by Sarah Smith.

Women’s Travel Fest 2015 is here in San Francisco, CA!

Womens Travel Fest

Open, Open Open! Lets see. I’m a woman. I like to Travel… and the Women’s Travel Fest 2015 is here in San Francisco, CA!
Go! Girl Guides. I’m on it!
Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 9:00 AM –
Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 5:00 PM
San Francisco, CA
http://womenstravelfest.com/

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By the way Author Patricia Schultz will be here I can’t wait to ask her more hot tips.

Here’s what she said about 5 places.

 

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A photographer's Journey by Stacy Poulos