I’ve seen plenty of pictures of Redwoods but until I’d driven through them and stood next to them, I’d never had a correct perspective of the size of these trees compared to what I’ve seen up to now. My wife and I drove through some many redwood forests and towns that grew up around them.
One of the most interesting was Eureka, CA (population 26,128) which was built by timber barons but is today a funky artists’ community. One of the most interesting sites was the Carson Mansion, built by one of those lumber barons in 1884 to 1886. It is today one of the most incredible Victorian mansions that I’ve seen in my travels.