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Catalina views for your next Zoom meeting

a group of people standing on top of a mountain

You can bring a view of Catalina to your video conference calls.

We’re all adjusting to this strange new reality and for many of us, that means working from home and video conference calls. While the voyeuristic allure of peering into our colleagues’ home offices provides some distraction, for those looking to liven up the next meeting, you can showcase your love of the island by adding a Catalina view background.

Zoom, one of the most popular video conferencing services, allows users to customize their backgrounds by simply accessing settings, clicking on “virtual background” and then uploading a properly sized photo. We’ve created a few for your use below – just click on the photo, download it to your computer and you’ll have a Catalina view for your next video conference.

a view of a city

Avalon Harbor. This Avalon photo takes in the dramatic scenery of the island while giving center stage to the Catalina Casino. This iconic building has hosted everything from dances and weddings to Big Band concerts and movie premieres. It’s circular ballroom and stunning movie theater, combined with its spectacular art deco murals have made this remarkable building one of the most recognizable landmarks in the state. It doesn’t matter how many times you step into the Casino on Catalina this building continues to be awe-inspiring.

a body of water with a mountain in the background

The windward side. Locals refer to the windward side of the island as the “backside,” because it’s the side that faces away from the mainland. Far removed from the seaside resort atmosphere of Avalon, the remote interior rewards those who visit with spectacular cliffs, idyllic isolated beaches and unforgettable hiking. This eye-catching photo shows off the rugged terrain and varied views of Catalina.

a view of a large body of water

The city of Avalon. Show off the arrival to your favorite island with this great Catalina view. It takes just about an hour to get to Catalina and in that time, the cares of the mainland melt away. Remind yourself – and your colleagues of just how wonderful it will be when life gets back to normal and you get back to Catalina Island.