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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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: BE HUMBLE, BE NOBLE

The Brunswig Drug Company is an historic structure located at 383 5th Avenue in the Gaslamp Quarter

This is a theatre with history in the heart of the Gaslight district. Built 1887.

The USS Midway was the longest-serving aircraft carrier in the 20th century. Named after the climatic Battle of Midway of June 1942, Midway was built in only 17 months, but missed World War II by one week when commissioned on September 10, 1945. Midway was the first in a three-ship class of large carriers that featured an armored flight deck and a powerful air group of 120 planes. -midway.org

โ€œOrange Treeโ€

National Register #80000845 McClintock Storage Warehouse 1202 Kettner Boulevard San Diego Built 1925 The McClintock Storage Warehouse is one of the few remaining examples of a large commercial warehouse from an era which saw a tremendous growth of commerce in San Diego. It was designed by architect Herbert Palmer in the same period and same Mission Revival style as the adjacent Santa Fe Depot. The structure was built of reinforced concrete for strength, permanence and fire resistance. The builder, William Ernest Kier, was a giant in the construction industry, who built such structures as the Grand Coulee and Coolidge Dams. When the building opened in 1925, it was the site of the Greater San Diego Exposition, an exhibition of local merchants, manufacturers and automobile dealers. – noehill.com
Space Invader ๐Ÿ‘พ up high on Kettner Blvd.

โ€œBreaking the Chains โ›“ โ€œ by Mel Edwards, in tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Little Italy

In the vicinity of West Ivy Street in San Diegoโ€™s Little Italy district often comment on a mural painted on the brick wall visible from India Street (and the Ballast Point tasting room). The mural depicts a can of Ben-Hur drip coffee (best for all methods, vacuum packed to protect freshness), complete with its logo of a chariot and four charging horses. The mural seems to be old โ€“ the Ben-Hur brand of coffee and spices originated as a tie-in to the popular 1925 silent movie and disappeared in the 1950s โ€“ but it actually dates from 1982. However, it does mark the building where the popular coffee was once produced and which was home to what is considered to be the first coffee company in San Diego. Built 1913. -thewebsters.us
Washington Elementary Schoolโ€™s STEAM students dreamed up a Mona Lisa mural โ€” modeled after the very popular childrenโ€™s video game, Minecraft, a game where you can build virtually anything with bricks. The mural was named โ€œMine-A-Lisaโ€ and was constructed out of 1,600 painted squares to emulate the bricks in Minecraft that come together to create a 20-by-20-foot masterpiece.

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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: HISTORIC

Iconic HILLCREST sign: First erected in 1940 as a gift to the community from a group neighborhood female shopkeepers.

Gay Pride ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Hillcrest
Artist Fizix

Artist Fizix

Long standing dive bar in Hillcrest

Gaslamp Quarter. 1888.

This downtown San Diego Hotel was constructed in 1890 as a tribute to the late George J. Keating. Originally from Kansas, George J. Keating moved to San Diego in 1886 with his wife, Fannie, during the westward expansion of their farming company, Smith and Keating. 

Gaslamp Quarter. Built 1920.
National Salute to Bob Hope and the military: Outdoor bronze statues depicting armed forces personnel listening to comedian Bob Hope.

โ€œEmbracing Peaceโ€ About the Sailor and Nurse: Interestingly, the woman depicted in the statue (and the famous photo) died in September 2016 at the age of 92. Mischa Elliot Friedman had previously told reporters that she didnโ€™t know the sailor and didnโ€™t see him coming before he grabbed her and planted the famous kiss all those years ago. The sailor, George Mendonsa, parted ways with Friedman immediately after the kiss. But that fleeting moment has now become such a famous landmark in San Diego and other places around America. The photo itself was taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt and appeared on the cover of Life magazine, helping to cement its status as a lasting cultural moment. In interviews later in life, Mendonsa said that he grabbed the nurse on a whim after having a few too many drinks. After the kiss, they went their separate ways and did not stay in touch. In fact, Mendonsa did this in front of his girlfriend, whom he would later marry. Aftermath and Controversy of Unconditional Surrender Image: As you might expect, the statue and the story behind have become moderately controversial in recent years. World War II was a very different time than the 2020s, after all. Some folks are now uncomfortable due to the fact that the nurse was grabbed without her consent. Some wonder whether we should be glamorizing such a moment now that weโ€™re living in a more enlightened era. -quirkytravelguy

Gaslamp Quarter. Built 1882.

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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: SMILE, YOUโ€™RE IN SAN DIEGO! ๐Ÿ˜€

Star of India is an iron-hulled sailing ship, built in 1863 in Ramsey, Isle of Man as the full-rigged ship, Euterpe. After a career sailing from Great Britain to India and New Zealand, she became a salmon hauler on the Alaska to California route. Retired in 1926, she was restored as a seaworthy museum ship in 1962โ€“3 and home-ported at the Maritime Museum of San Diego in San Diego, California. She is the oldest ship still sailing regularly and also the oldest iron-hulled merchant ship still floating.[4] The ship is both a California Historical Landmark and United States National Historic Landmark. -wiki

The San Diego County Administration Center is a historic Beaux-Arts/Spanish Revival-style building. Completed in 1938. Nickname: Jewel on the Bay
Once the tallest building in the Downtown area, the Centre City Building was designed by award winning architect, Frank W. Stevenson.  Built in 1927.

St. Joseph Cathedral is a Catholic cathedral at 1535 Third Avenue in the Cortez Hill neighborhood of downtown San Diego, California. It is the seat of the Diocese of San Diego. Founded in 1874.

St. Paul’s Cathedral is an Episcopal church located in the Bankers Hill district of the city of San Diego, California. It is the formal seat of the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego. It traces its origins to the first Protestant church in San Diego, founded in Old Town in 1853, although the building itself was only completed in 1951. -wiki

Known as the Daniel O. Cook residence. Built 1898.

Built 1918.

SUUM CUIQUE: To Each His Own

Artist Fizix for The Cigar Cave in Hillcrest.

Artist Fizix for East Coast Pizza in Hillcrest.

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BRUSSELS, BELGIUM ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช: SNAPSHOTS ~ MY BELGIAN SUMMER 2019

July/August 2019 Belgium ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช and The Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

LIER, BELGIUM: A HERMIT’S LIFE

Saint Gummarus of Lierย was a Belgian saint. He was the son of the Lord of Emblem ย An official in the court of his relative Pepin the Younger, after a number of years in military service he retired to live the life of a hermit. The town of Lier grew up around his hermitage. (wiki)

The Pepper pot

St Gummarus Tower, known as the “Peperbusโ€ (Pepper pot) to the people of Lier, is 83m high.

Due to a number of catastrophes it took almost four centuries to build. We can see this from the various architectural styles: Gothic at the bottom, the octagon resting on this is late Gothic, the top octagon is late baroque and the tower roof is rococo.ย https://www.visitlier.be/en/see/points-interest/st-gummarus-tower

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NETE RIVER

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BRUSSELS, BELGIUM ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช: TRAPPIST BEER ๐Ÿบ

๐’ช๐“ƒ๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐“‚๐“Ž ๐“…๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐“ˆ๐’พ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐“ˆ ~

๐’ฏ๐“‡๐’ถ๐“…๐“…๐’พ๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐ต๐‘’๐‘’๐“‡ ~ ๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐‘…๐“Š๐“๐‘’๐“ˆ:

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๐Ÿฃ. ๐‘€๐“Š๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐’ท๐‘’ ๐’ท๐“‡๐‘’๐“Œ๐‘’๐’น ๐“Œ๐’พ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“๐“๐“ˆ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐’ถ ๐’ฏ๐“‡๐’ถ๐“…๐“…๐’พ๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐‘€๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐‘’๐“‡๐“Ž

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๐Ÿค. ๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ท๐“‡๐‘’๐“Œ๐‘’๐“‡๐“Ž ๐“‚๐“Š๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐’ท๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐’น๐’ถ๐“‡๐“Ž ๐’พ๐“‚๐“…๐‘œ๐“‡๐“‰๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’ธ๐‘’ ๐“Œ๐’พ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“‚๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐‘’๐“‡๐“Ž

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๐Ÿฅ. ๐’ฉ๐‘œ๐“‰ ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐“‰๐‘’๐“ƒ๐’น๐‘’๐’น ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐’ท๐‘’ ๐’ถ ๐“…๐“‡๐‘œ๐’ป๐’พ๐“‰-๐“‚๐’ถ๐“€๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐“‹๐‘’๐“ƒ๐“‰๐“Š๐“‡๐‘’. ๐ผ๐“ƒ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“‚๐‘’ ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“‹๐‘’๐“‡๐“ˆ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“๐’พ๐“‹๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐‘’๐“๐“…๐‘’๐“ƒ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“‚๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐“€๐“ˆ. ๐’ฒ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‰๐‘’๐“‹๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“‡๐‘’๐“‚๐’ถ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐“ˆ, ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐’น๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐’ถ๐“‰๐‘’๐’น ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐’ธ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‡๐’พ๐“‰๐“Ž ๐’ป๐‘œ๐“‡ ๐“ˆ๐‘œ๐’ธ๐’พ๐’ถ๐“ ๐“Œ๐‘œ๐“‡๐“€

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๐Ÿฃ ~ ๐’ช๐“‡๐“‹๐’ถ๐“, ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฃ, ๐ต๐‘’๐“๐‘”๐’พ๐“Š๐“‚

๐Ÿค ~ ๐‘…๐‘œ๐’ธ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐’ป๐‘œ๐“‡๐“‰ ๐Ÿช, ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿช๐Ÿซ๐Ÿซ, ๐ต๐‘’๐“๐‘”๐’พ๐“Š๐“‚

๐Ÿฅ ~ ๐’ฒ๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“‰๐“‚๐’ถ๐“๐“๐‘’ ๐’ฏ๐“‡๐’พ๐“…๐‘’๐“, ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿช๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿจ, ๐ต๐‘’๐“๐‘”๐’พ๐“Š๐“‚

๐Ÿฆ ~ ๐’ฎ๐“…๐‘’๐“ƒ๐’ธ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐’œ๐“๐‘’, ๐Ÿค๐Ÿข๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฅ, ๐’ฐ๐’ฎ๐’œ

๐Ÿง ~ ๐’ต๐“Š๐“ƒ๐’น๐‘’๐“‡๐“‰ ๐’ฏ๐“‡๐’พ๐“…๐‘’๐“, ๐Ÿค๐Ÿข๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฅ, ๐’ฉ๐‘’๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡๐“๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น๐“ˆ

๐Ÿจ ~ ๐ฟ๐’ถ ๐’ฏ๐“‡๐’ถ๐“…๐“…๐‘’ ๐ผ๐“ˆ๐’พ๐’นโ€™๐‘œ๐“‡, ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿช๐Ÿช๐Ÿฆ, ๐’ฉ๐‘’๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡๐“๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น๐“ˆ

๐Ÿฉ ~ ๐‘…๐‘œ๐’ธ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐’ป๐‘œ๐“‡๐“‰ ๐Ÿจ, ๐ต๐‘’๐“๐‘”๐’พ๐“Š๐“‚

๐Ÿช ~ ๐’ž๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“‚๐’ถ๐“Ž ๐ต๐“‡๐“Š๐“ƒ๐‘’, ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿช๐Ÿจ๐Ÿฅ, ๐ต๐‘’๐“๐‘”๐’พ๐“Š๐“‚

๐Ÿซ ~ ๐’ฒ๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“‰๐“‚๐’ถ๐“๐“๐‘’ ๐’Ÿ๐“Š๐’ท๐’ท๐‘’๐“, ๐ต๐‘’๐“๐‘”๐’พ๐“Š๐“‚

๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿข ~ ๐’ž๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“‚๐’ถ๐“Ž ๐’ฏ๐“‡๐’พ๐“…๐‘’๐“, ๐ต๐‘’๐“๐‘”๐’พ๐“Š๐“‚

๐’ฅ๐“Š๐“๐“Ž-๐’œ๐“Š๐‘”๐“Š๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐Ÿค๐Ÿข๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿซ ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐ต๐“‡๐“Š๐“๐‘’๐“๐“๐‘’๐“ˆ, ๐ต๐‘’๐“๐‘”๐’พ๐“†๐“Š๐‘’