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Yellow Boutique on Balboa Island” – Digital Art Prints

Travel photo shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II in Newport Beach, California, USA. Artist: Cris Orfescu – Digital Photography, Limited Edition fine art prints (giclee prints), archival inks on fine art paper, 13in x 19in (33cm x 47cm). All prints are hand-signed and numbered by the artist. Price: US$ 49, USA shipping: US$ 15. For large prints and alternative payment methods call (310) 397-2592 or email to info@travelphotoshots.com. If you order this digital print on a smartphone or a tablet, please scroll down after you hit the ‘Add to Cart’ button until you see the shopping cart on your screen.

Yellow Boutique_Balboa Island-Newport Beach-California-travel-photography-printsYellow Boutique on Balboa Island

Balboa Island is an area of  Newport Beach, California.

The island is actually comprising three modified or artificial islands in Newport Harbor: Balboa Island, the largest; the smaller Little Balboa Island to the east of Balboa Island, joined by a two-lane bridge; and the smallest Collins Island to the northwest of Balboa Island, joined by a one-lane bridge. The Balboa Island community is joined to the mainland by a short two-lane bridge on the northeast of Balboa Island, and a privately operated fleet of three, three-car ferryboats (Balboa Island Ferry) which provide access across the harbor to the Balboa Peninsula which lies to the south.

In the late 1860s, James McFadden and his brother, Robert, purchased a large portion of the future site of Newport, including the oceanfront of Newport Beach, much of Balboa Peninsula, and the sandbars that were to become Balboa Island and Newport Harbor’s other islands. They established a successful fishing wharf on the Balboa Peninsula and established the town site of Newport Beach. The island grew slowly at first, but in 1916, it became part of the City of Newport Beach. In 1918 the Balboa Island Improvement Association was started (and is still going strong). The BIIA was a strong motivating force in working with the City on bulkhead repair, ferry service, a sewer system, water, gas, electricity, paved streets and sidewalks, and street lighting.

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