Last week hubs and I flew to San Diego to use up a trip credit and ‘relax’ for a few days. I didn’t take a camera as my phone takes such great shots. I did however become a shooting fool, taking over 200 images, few of which are going to have any art value. Here’s a few…
Taking off from Oakland we flew over San Francisco.
Coming back we flew over LA. I don’t recall EVER seeing LA from the air before. It was literally wall to wall concrete.
Also on the return salt ponds….many images of those!
I am always intrigued by the proximity of the city to the San Diego airport. The city has literally grown around the airport with one runway shared by both inbound and outbound flights. Coming in we just cleared the Air and Space Museum (ironic) in Balboa Park. I was always checking out the inbound planes.
We toured Little Italy and sampled some wine, cheese and prosciutto! Yum…I loved the old/new contrasts of the buildings,
the famous sign
struck me as humorous because to some people 1950 is so long ago but it is in my lifetime.
There were chocolate bars
and pasta in an old italian grocery store.
We spent time in the Logan Barrio checking out the Chicano Park murals…gorgeous!
And visited the “Hotel del” (Coronado) for a behind the scenes tour.
We went to the zoo so hubs could take 47 photos of a panda in the same position with a lamp over his head chewing on a bamboo lollipop.
I visited my cousin also that day!
We also went to the aquarium, the Visions Art Museum in search of my work in the Del Thomas Quilt Collection. It wasn’t there but it sure impressed the docents to know my work was in in the collection and there I was in the flesh inquiring about it. That gave me quite a chuckle.
We also took a harbor cruise, went to the firefighters museum where I was captivated by any number of mundane patterns and textures like this fire hose.
We went to Torrey Pines Reserve for an ‘easy’ hike and I found love in the form of gelato in LaJolla.
Now that I am back and pretty much caught up with paperwork I plan to take all this inspiration back to the studio and see what happens!
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