if you are ever looking for a fascinating place to see people blending with history and even commerce, head down to los rios street in san juan capistrano. just across the tracks from the santa fe depot lies the the oldest neighborhood in california, dating as far back as 1794. the thing i love most about los rios street is the DETAIL you find lurking around every corner. the birdhouses, the funky store signage, unusual lighting, artistic mailboxes. they've got it all. and a special light that brings it so alive.
this gingerbready style trim adorns one of the old wood houses that has watched over the neighborhood as it has changed and reimagined itself over the years. the food and the shopping down at los rios street are fabulous. i am never disappointed in a day i spend here with family and friends.