Saturday, September 13, 2008

Eclectic Courtyards & Passageways of Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea: #35, #36, #37 & #38

Map Delineating 35. Red Eagle Trail, 36. Redwood Court, 37. Court of the Fountains and 38. Carmel Square

35. Red Eagle Trail
Red Eagle Trail Sign

Entrance to Red Eagle Trail, E/s San Carlos St., south of Ocean Av.

Entrance to Red Eagle Trail, W/s Mission St., south of Ocean Av.

Law Firm:
The Whitaker Law Firm

36. Redwood CourtEntrance to Redwood Court, W/s Mission St. between Ocean Av. & 7th Av.

Entrance to Redwood Court from Red Eagle Trail

Shops, Businesses and Restaurant:
Viau Estate Jewelry
Fine estate jewelry bought and sold, representing the best in jewelry design from the mid 19th century to the present, hand selected by owner Earl Viau, a Graduate Gemologist. Large collection of European and Oriental antiques and fine paintings.

European Intima Lingerie
Find that special gift for her! European lingerie at its best. Featuring beautiful 2004 collections from Simone Perele, France's leading manufacturer of lingerie.

Tommy’s Wok
Chinese. Tommy's Wok restaurant is the source for Szechuan, Hunan and mandarin cuisine in Carmel. Everything on the menu is house-made. Tommy's Wok serves fresh, organic produce and cooks with only only cold-pressed canola and olive oils.

37. Court of the Fountains
Entrance to Court of the Fountains, W/s Mission St. between Ocean Av. & 7th Av.

View of Courtyard

View of the Courtyard

Entrance to Court of the Fountains, W/s Mission St., north of 7th Av.

Entrance to Court of the Fountains, N/s 7th Av. between San Carlos St. & Mission St.

Shops, Businesses and Restaurant:
Anton & Michel Restaurant
European. Anton and Michel, a Carmel landmark restaurant for the past 20 years, offers creative continental cuisine and Old World elegance. Anton and Michel has been called the epitome of the Carmel experience. This sentiment is reflected in their menu, which includes fresh Monterey Bay seafood, filet mignon, fresh-farmed abalone, and house specialties such as rack of lamb and Chateaubriand carved tableside.

GBG Shoes
GBG Gourmet Women’s Clothing

Lisa’s Studio
Lisa Bryan, one of Carmel's most prolific artists, offers a diverse selection of impressionistic watercolors and oils depicting life on the Monterey Peninsula. Visit her in her unique atelier-style studio gallery in the Court of the Fountains and discover her delightful paintings, prints of local scenes, books and maps. Specializing in commissions of horses, dogs and homes.

Her two books, the first 'Sketches of Carmel' and now the new 'Carmel a Treasure' book including a two-year calendar, also a brand-new artistic village map, a terrific new guide to Carmel sold as a two-piece set. The book describes Carmel Bohemians past and present illustrated with colorful renderings of Carmel.

Jean Newhart Antiques

Maxine Klaput Antiques
Features 18th and 19th period furniture, silver, porcelains and paintings. Specializes in matching sterling silver flatware.

The Mole Hole
Known for imaginative home accents & accessories. Their Collectibles include Disney Classics Collection, Swarovski Silver Crystal, Swarovski Crystal Memories & Jewelry, Wee Forest Folk, Netsuke-like faux ivory boxes. Juried artists contribute to their selection of gifts.

Outstanding collection of distinctive and unusual gift lines, with an emphasis on fine art glass, including Orient & Flume, Peter Ridabock and many others. As exclusive representatives of Murano Glass from Italy, they have introduced the Rosin Collection, elegant free-hand sculptures in glass.

38. Carmel Square
Entrance to Carmel Square, E/s San Carlos St., north of 7th Av.

View of Courtyard

Entrance to Carmel Square, N/s Carmel Square, Wells Fargo Bank Parking Lot

Shops, Businesses and Restaurants:
Gem Restaurant
European. The Gem serves a variety of European and American specialties including local seafood, steaks, pastas, lamb, frog legs and the house specialties--steak Diane and cassoulet.

Ody’s Tavern
The highest quality meat, seafood and locally fresh produce using personal recipes with great attention to detail…wonderful food at fair prices.

Findings A Sewing Emporium
A resident-serving business sells notions such as ribbons, trims, buttons, patterns, thread, needles, imported and domestic fabrics, with the added plus of delightful handmade, upscale accessories by local artisans.

FezQ of Carmel
Interior Plants and Uncommon Home Accents

Ron’s Liquors
Liquor, chilled wine, cigarettes, cigars and beers. Magazines, snack food, ice, discounted prices and delivery service. LOTTO.

Owner/Operator Mike Brown
Sun Glasses & Sun Goggles
Opticians & Optical Goods, Glasses, Contact Lenses

Bill Bates Gallery
Cartoons capturing the spirit and essence of Carmel

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