SAN DIEGO (PACIFIC BEACH), CALIFORNIA: SURF-A-LOOZA

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20october19. Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA

SAN DIEGO (PACIFIC BEACH), CALIFORNIA STREET ART: MARVIN THE MARTIAN – #SPACECLONES

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12oct2019. Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA

TIJUANA, MEXICO: XOLITO & AMIGOS

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“Xolito” by Mauro Carrera

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Nuestra Señora 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 Avenida Revolution. Built in 2000.

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5oct19. Tijuana, Mexico.

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: 浪人

“The 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.”
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9oct19. San Diego (Sea Port,) California

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: HÖPE

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“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering ‘it will be happier’…”
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 Prophet 
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’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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“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” 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. 
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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: LÖST

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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. — 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.

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: BARRIO LOGAN

Barrio Logan, in southeast San Diego, is referred to as el ombligo or navel, the center of the world. It’s the home of Chicano Park, which was the the site of a 1970s demonstration, land takeover, and cultural renaissance for the Mexican-American community. It was designated an official historic site by the San Diego Historical Site Board in 1980 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.

n 1871, Congressman John A. Logan wrote legislation to provide federal land grants and subsidies for a transcontinental railroad ending in San Diego. A street laid in 1881 was named Logan Heights after him, and the name came to be applied to the general area. Plans for a railroad never successfully materialized, and the area was predominantly residential by the turn of the century, becoming one of San Diego’s oldest communities. Its transformation began in 1910 with the influx of refugees from the Mexican Revolution, who soon became the majority ethnic group. For this reason, the southern part of the original Logan Heights neighborhood came to be called Barrio Logan. (Barrio is a Spanish word for “neighborhood”.) ~ wikiFFED0F22-E5DF-41CB-BF04-CD9216F945D9B0C99ED4-87A5-4E94-9B4F-3D642AFC4981BE34DA93-CA1C-4D22-A9E5-5B25D9EDEC2D

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Est. 1984
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Ode to Prince. Artist unknown.

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21sep19. San Diego, CA