A 6.0 earthquake shook most of the north bay this morning at about 3 A.M. Napa took most of the brunt with their historic buildings crumbling from the shock.
Napa famous for the wine industry is an historic town dating from the 1830's from the overflow the nearest Spanish Mission. It became the seat of Sonoma County in 1849 when California became a State after the Bear flag revolution in nearby Sonoma where General Vallejo lived with his family.
It is now listed as the 100th largest city in California with many famous individuals residing. The Wine industry is the main tourist attraction as is the historic center of town along with many links towards the movie industry with several well known directors using the area for their own backdrops.
These same historic buildings have taken a shaking from the earthquake on August 24, 2014. There will have to be rebuilding or demolition of some of these tourist attracting sites.
To the contemporary artists who also fill the Napa valley with their own works of art, this is a shame, as well as the modern architect finding it hard to replace the traditional structures of the past century.
For those more familiar with the Napa wine train of coasting through town, this might be the last chance to view some of these buildings, although many local artists might have copied them down faithfully for loyal viewers of this beautiful area.
Many of the local wineries are closed for business due to their products spilling over the floor along with olive oil grown locally as well.