Carmel Walks featured in “Art and Entertain me”

Carmel Walks featured in “Art and Entertain me”

The best way to delve into intriguing historical facts and tales about Carmel-by-the-Sea is to sign up for Gael Gallagher’s Carmel Walks. This informative and enjoyable city tour start at Pine Inn, and explores small and graceful city parks, historic inns, hidden courtyards, secret gardens, and intricate pathways between them. A part of the tour is dedicated to the city’s famous fairy tale houses, designed by Hugh Comstock in his adorably playful architectural style inspired by children’s books illustrations.

Gael Gallagher of Carmel Walks stood in front of a sculpture at Richard MacDonald gallery, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Photo: Emma Krasov

Gael Gallagher of Carmel Walks stood in front of a sculpture at Richard MacDonald gallery, Carmel-by-the-Sea.
Photo: Emma Krasov

A fun fact I’ve learned on the tour – In 1924, when Mr. Comstock arrived in Carmel-by-the-Sea, he was not a builder or an architect, but upon meeting his future wife, Mayotta Browne, he became “a builder of dreams.” His bride made and sold rag dolls, and asked him to build a house for them – an assignment he took quite seriously. His mushroom-like dwellings, as if growing from the ground, inspired other builders, and over the years Carmel-by-the-Sea acquired its unique look.

Carmel Walks tour also includes visits to a number of art galleries, like Richard MacDonald gallery, filled with his famous sculptures of human movement, or Gallery Sur, featuring photography by Helmut Horn, David L. Potigian, Winston Swift Boyer, and other artists depicting the views of the Monterey Peninsula.

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