San Diego (CA) Photos

April 30, 2009

County Administration Building

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Opening ceremonies were held on December 23, 1938 for this WPA project that employed 300 men. Back in the day this building was a prototype of American civic center architecture and received the label of “first skyscraper” for the towering 10 stories. It sits on the waterfront welcoming seafaring travelers with an impressive aesthetic approach. An inscription on the east side reads “Good Government Demands the Intelligent Interest of Every Citizen.”

April 29, 2009

Star of India #4

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April 28, 2009

Star of India #3

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April 27, 2009

Star of India #2

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Star of India #2

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April 26, 2009

Star of India #1

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We love this old historic vessel, an icon of our city. The Maritime Museum of San Diego maintains and operates this and several other ships in their historic vessels collection. The contrast in seagoing passage is dramatic with the Star of India, the world’s oldest active ship berthed next to the modern passenger cruise ships.

April 25, 2009

Waterfront sidewalk

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We try to keep our waterfront areas open, clean and beautiful for everyone. San Diego requires and enforces business license and permits for all street vendors. The artist shown here was 1 of only 3 along the two miles bay front sidewalk. For the shoppers among us, don’t worry, there are plenty of businesses nearby eager to welcome you. In the background you see part of the “Star of India” sailing ship and Anthony’s, one of our better seafood restaurants. And walking is popular in San Diego. We have over 5,000 miles of sidewalk.

April 24, 2009

Carnival Elation

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Carnival cruise ship Elation passes by Point Loma as she leaves San Diego harbor on January 24th. The picture is taken from the sun deck at Hotel Del Coronado.

April 23, 2009

Meerkats

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Keeper Katie has her hands full with this meerkat at the San Diego Zoo. These fiesty little guys live in groups of 30 individuals called a gang or a mob. The keepers say some of them are easy to handle but others not so much. This one wanted down and let her know it. The children’s zoo has these guys behind a window down at eye level for the kids. They are amazing to watch.

April 22, 2009

Coronado Bridge #3

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April 21, 2009

Coronado Bridge #2

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April 20, 2009

Coronado Bridge #1

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April 19, 2009

Balboa Park #3

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April 18, 2009

Balboa Park #2

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April 17, 2009

Red hat ladies

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Red Hat Ladies at Balboa Park

Three hours old

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Our newest member of the San Diego Zoo is shown at three hours old with mother and sister providing a tongue bath and much TLC. Photo April 16, 2009 at 1:30pm.

Balboa Park #1

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April 16, 2009

Cabrillo Bridge

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The Cabrillo Bridge was constructed in 1912-1914 for the Panama California Exposition in Balboa Park. The 120 ft. high structure spans the Sixth Ave. side of the park with the California Quadrangle. Hand labor did most of the work. Soaring scaffolds rose from the canyon floor as workers placed steel reinforcements and built wooden forms for concrete.

April 15, 2009

Southern Warthog

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The southern warthog may not appear to be as beautiful as some of the other animals at the San Diego Zoo. But the warthogs are remarkable for their strength, intelligence and ability to adapt and survive. Keeper Leslie looks after the warthogs with a wide range of duties that includes food prepartion, administer medications, observation, keeping records and cleaning their enclosure. The last picture below shows Leslie in the service shed behind the warthog exhibit. Take a couple of extra minutes on your next visit, say hello to Leslie if you see her and maybe you will fall in love with the warthog just like the zoo staff.

April 14, 2009

El Indio

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Since 1940 El Indio has served delicious authentic Mexican food. Visitors from all over the world drop by, even my folks from Colorado who came for a Christmas visit. This small 25-by-75 foot location draws a steady stream of customers with a waiting line to place your order very common. My favorite menu item is the #4 combination, a cheese enchilada & a beef tamale.

April 13, 2009

Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park

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A collection of unique and historic Spanish-tile roofed shops are used by resident working artists including painters, sculptors, metalsmiths, jewelry designers, clay artists, gourd artists, photographers, printmakers, fiber artists, basket weavers, mixed-media artists, glass artists, and more. It is a wonderful place to explore. Learn more here.

April 12, 2009

Shelter Island Park, Point Loma

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Shelter Island Park spans most of the mile-long, secluded, resort island on San Diego Bay. From the island’s west end to the fishing pier, the park is a grassy area with picnic benches and shade trees. This section of park is ideal for bay-side fishing, enjoying a picnic, sitting back to take in the scenery, or reading a good book.


April 11, 2009

House of Pacific Relations

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Near the museum is the House of Pacific Relations International Cottages. On Sundays March through October cottages are used to showcase national traditions with costumes, arts, crafts, ethnic foods and dance.

April 10, 2009

The Timken

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The Timken is a great little museum with old masters, some American paintings and Russian Icons. Admission is free, usually no line unless we are having a special exhibit.

April 9, 2009

Fashion Valley Shopping mall

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