Thursday, December 19, 2013

Solvang, California

Solvang, California
Nested in the Santa Ynez Valley is the beautiful town of Solvang.  Unique architecture, gift shops and bakeries are just some of the attractions to this area, enjoyed by many visitors every year.

postmarked in 2013 with two USA stamps

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Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. The population was 5,245 at the 2010 census.

Solvang was founded in 1911 by a group of Danes who traveled west to establish a Danish colony far from the midwestern winters. The city is home to a number of bakeries, restaurants, and merchants offering a taste of Denmark in California. The architecture of many of the façades and buildings reflects traditional Danish style. There is a copy of the famous Little Mermaid statue from Copenhagen, as well as one featuring the bust of famed Danish fable writer Hans Christian Andersen. A replica of Copenhagen's Round Tower or Rundetårn in the scale 1:3 was finished in 1991 and can be seen in the town center.
 

2 comments:

luvlinens said...

Went through Solvang on a road trip.
Loved it. Really cute place.

Brenda Perez said...

I LOVE Road Trips! They are great time to find amazing postcards too :D