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.”
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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
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.
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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.