That’s Carmel (California) color, not caramel color. Even on a cloudy day, this door provided a brilliant pop of color, enhanced by the tile strip and set off by the flowers. Perfect door for a city known for beaches and the arts.
Wikipedia shares a few interesting things about Carmel, formally Carmel-by-the-Sea. The first is that Carmel is dog-friendly:
Carmel-by-the-Sea is an exceptionally dog-friendly city. Most hotels allow dogs to stay with guests. Almost all restaurants that offer outside dining allow dogs in those areas, with most of them also offering water. A few have special “doggie menus.” Many retailers allow dogs to accompany their owners in their stores and many have treats available. Water bowls and dog biscuits can also be found in front of many stores. Dogs are not permitted, however in Devendorf Park (on Ocean Ave. between Junipero and Mission Streets). Dogs must be leashed, except on Carmel City Beach, where they are allowed unleashed if they are under voice command from their owners. The police department takes animal welfare seriously and officers will open cars that contain pets without adequate ventilation or water and will remove the pets and cite the owner.
More unusual is one of Carmel’s laws:
Though often mistakenly thought of as an urban myth, the municipal code prohibits wearing shoes having heels more than 2 inches in height or with a base of less than one square inch unless the wearer has obtained a permit for them. While the local police do not cite those in violation of the ordinance, this seemingly peculiar law was authored by the city attorney in the 1920s to defend the city from lawsuits resulting from wearers of high-heeled shoes tripping over irregular pavement distorted by tree roots. Permits are available without charge at City Hall.
Having walked around the streets, I’d advise against high heels, whether lawful or not. But if you get a chance, stop and enjoy the town and the beaches. Without heels.
Disclaimer: Tomorrow, our younger daughter graduates, so needless to say, the days will be full. I have posts for each day, but I won’t be online much, although I’ll certainly respond to comments. Thanks for your understanding. 🙂