I rarely post about commercial establishments but on occasion I see fit to break my own rule. This is one of those occasions.
The Mono Inn sits on Highway 395 a few miles north of Lee Vining, California. It was built in 1922 as a health resort. When we built our cabin 25 years ago it was a family run restaurant with good food.
Later the Inn was purchased by the Ansel Adams family and managed by his granddaughter, Sarah. It was filled with prints of Adam's photos as well as other photographers.
For some reason, the Adams family closed the restaurant a few years ago and it sat empty until being reopened last May.
The site has a history dating back far earlier than the resort, though. Next to the inn is this monument to Kit Carson's daughter whose grave is near by.
Mark Twain visited the area and wrote about it.
But it is not the history that draws us, or the connection to Ansel Adams or even the food, though it is still quite good.
No, the attraction is the view.
I sits on a bluff to the west of Mono Lake and the view is spectacular. If one is lucky enough to be there when the moon is near full the location offers an additional bonus, a view of the rising moon.
See more views of the world at That's My World, Tuesday, hosted for us by Klaus, Sandy, Wren an Sylvia.