COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA: GRAB WHATEVER CHANCE

โ€œ๐˜ฝ๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™๐™ค ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™จ๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™ฌ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™—๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ? ๐™๐™๐™–๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™ฌ๐™๐™ฎ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™œ๐™ง๐™–๐™— ๐™ฌ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง ๐™˜๐™๐™–๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™๐™–๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ค๐™› ๐™๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™š๐™จ๐™จ ๐™ฌ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™›๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ž๐™ฉ, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™–๐™—๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ค ๐™ข๐™ช๐™˜๐™. ๐™ˆ๐™ฎ ๐™š๐™ญ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ก๐™ก๐™จ ๐™ข๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™š ๐™œ๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™ฃ๐™ค ๐™ข๐™ค๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™ฌ๐™ค ๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ง๐™š๐™š ๐™จ๐™ช๐™˜๐™ ๐™˜๐™๐™–๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š๐™จ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™– ๐™ก๐™ž๐™›๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ข๐™š, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ž๐™› ๐™ฌ๐™š ๐™ก๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ข ๐™œ๐™ค, ๐™ฌ๐™š ๐™ง๐™š๐™œ๐™ง๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š๐™จ.โ€
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๐™ƒ๐™–๐™ง๐™ช๐™ ๐™ž ๐™ˆ๐™ช๐™ง๐™–๐™ ๐™–๐™ข๐™ž, ๐™‰๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฌ๐™š๐™œ๐™ž๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™’๐™ค๐™ค๐™™
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๐˜พ๐™ค๐™˜๐™ค๐™– ๐˜ฝ๐™š๐™–๐™˜๐™ ๐™๐™ก๐™ค๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™– 27๐™–๐™—๐™ง๐™ž๐™ก2020

TIJUANA, MEXICO: XOLITO & AMIGOS

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“Xolito” by Mauro Carrera

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Nuestra Seรฑora de Guadalupe Cathedral. Built in 1909 as a parish church. Designated as a cathedral in 1964.

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Arco de Tijuana (Arch of Tijuana) is the symbol of Tijuana, located at the beginning of Avenidaย Revolution. Built in 2000.

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5oct19. Tijuana, Mexico.

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: ๆตชไบบ

โ€œThe way you write ronin is with the character for wave and the character for person, which is pretty much how I feel, like a little wave person, floating around on the stormy sea of life.โ€
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9oct19. San Diego (Sea Port,) California

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Hร–PE

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โ€œHopeย smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering ‘it will be happier’…โ€
โ€• Alfred Lord Tennyson
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Hang in there, the train’s comin’

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Christo Rey. Est. 1938

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On Children
by Kahlil Gibran, The Prophetย 
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Lifeโ€™s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
and though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
for they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you,
for life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
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โ€œThe longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.โ€ย Frank Lloyd Wright
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Old Fire Station 6. Est. 1915. Now the Firehouse Museum. Located in Little Italy.

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Tin Roof Bar housed in the historic Carriage Works building, est. 1890.

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Scripps Building, est. 1907.

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Built in 1914, a designated historic site. Now houses 72 homeless veterans, at-risk youth, and ex-cons.ย 
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Built in 1913 and houses the Gaslamp Plaza Suites.

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Old Snyder Building, est. 1923.

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29sep19. San Diego, CA

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Lร–ST

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Artists Carly Ealey and Christopher Konecki

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Bay View Hotel, a.k.a. The Palms Hotel, est. 1869, (originally 25-rooms, 2-stories)

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Bay View Hotel, 1889, after it had been expanded to 150 rooms and given a Victorian makeover. Note the two towers that were lost in a fire in the early 1900s. โ€” Shapery Enterprises

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Est. 1888
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This might be my favorite house in San Diego. I’ve featured it in a previous blog post. Can’t stop taking pictures of it. Yellow for bright and happy, flowers for promise, something Norman Rockwellian…

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Plastic Kills

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Artists Gloria Muriel, Bunny Kitty, Persue

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sep2019. San Diego, CA.