On my way down to Los Angeles, I had to stop at Carmel. I heard a lot about it. I knew famous photographers had spent some time there, and I was eager to see the legendary sunset on the beach and the waves of the Pacific. If you come from Europe, there is an appeal for this far away dream place. As much as I eventually saw the sea, I got more interested in the intricacies of the housings and the light falling on the walls. The perfectly tailored tree squeezed in between these complicated houses caught me immediately. But finally, the geometric shapes of the many disrupts in the building are more interesting, specially when they are enhanced by the shadow of an unseen tree.