SOLVANG - MISSIONS AND MOTORCYCLES

January 1, 2012

To ring in the New Year, we traveled up the coast to Solvang, “the Danish Capital of America” near Santa Barbara’s wine country.  We saw some of the usual touristy sights – windmills, horse-drawn carriages, the mermaid statue...  

Solvang vintage motorcycle museum by Lady by Choice


Solvang horses by Lady by ChoiceSolvang by Lady by Choice
Solvang little mermaid by Lady by Choice

We sampled ebelskivers and saw what little we could of the Old Mission Santa Ines...

Solvang ebelskivers by Lady by Choice
 Solvang Mission Santa Ines by Lady by Choice
 Solvang Mission Santa Ines by Lady by Choice

But what we really went up to Solvang for was motorcycles.  Vintage motorcycles.  On a tip from a friend we went to the Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum.  And saw lots of sweet sights of another kind…

Solvang vintage motorcycle museum by Lady by Choice
Solvang vintage motorcycle museum Indian by Lady by Choice
1914 Indian Direct Drive

Solvang vintage motorcycle museum by Lady by Choice
1918 Thor

Solvang vintage motorcycle museum by Lady by Choice
1920 ABC Sopwith

Solvang vintage motorcycle museum by Lady by Choice
 1923 James

Solvang vintage motorcycle museum Harley by Lady by Choice
1929 Harley JDH

Solvang vintage motorcycle museum Norton by Lady by Choice
1929 Norton

Solvang vintage motorcycle museum Brough by Lady by Choice
1932 Brough Superior

Solvang vintage motorcycle museum BMW by Lady by Choice
 1936 BMW R12

Solvang vintage motorcycle museum Vincent by Lady by Choice 
1939 Vincent Series A Rapide 1000cc

And many more.  These are all in a private collection that is open to the public. 

Solvang Village Square
320 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA

Happy travels!  And I hope you had a joyous New Years Eve!



'Bye for Now,





Laurence said...

Oh, I had forgotten this village... I was there about 15 years ago!!! It was fun to see it compare to real Holland!
Hope you had fun!!!!

Lady Cherry said...

My hubby would love to visit something like this. He is a motorcycle nut. Lovely horses too, love them!

nudeedudee said...

How wonderful! Looks like you had a great time. I haven't been to Solvang in a few years, thanks for the lovely reminder of how great it is. We used to make abelskivers at the restaurant I worked at in chicago, I miss them. And those motorcycles are amazing!!

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