November 2010

4 Jan

I’m playing catch-up and posting photos taken in November.

 

Along the San Diego waterfront there is a walkway and park that honors America’s veterans, especially from the Navy. In a Veteran’s Day observance, a veterans group placed markers commemorating American forces killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. They were placed in the grass area near where the aircraft carrier Midway Museum is anchored. While crosses predominate, there were also crescents, stars of David and others without a clear religious symbol. I noticed a young man with a haircut that suggested he might be a Marine as he contemplated a marker that also had the photo of a Marine who gave his life in those wars.

 

On Tuesdays, on a rotating basis, the museums at Balboa Park have free admission for San Diegans. Following are some pictures I took at the park on Nov. 16.

The first is a woman I saw sitting near paintings on display in the  Spanish Village Art Center. (See also my post of July 13 for related pictures). I was taken by her gray hat and hair against the color of her shirt and the red bench.

This photo was taken from inside the Art Museum looking out a back window along the corridor leading to the restrooms. The window overlooks part of the park. It had a light filtering shade. I shot through the shade because I liked the sort of impressionist painting effect it had on the scene outside.

 

The next two shots were definitely influenced by being in the art museum. These are lily pads in the pond in front of the Botanical Building. Both photos are of the same group of lily pads, but from different angles. I played with the images a little in Photoshop to get a suggestion (to me) of a Monet painting.

 

 

Inside the Botanical Building looking out – I liked the spider webs between the turned posts that make a grill instead of a wall.

 

After I left the Botanical Building, I took this shot because I was taken by the contrast between the elderly couple slowly walking and the young couple enjoying the park in a different way.

 

Coming up in the next post, December photos.

 

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3 Responses to “November 2010”

  1. Sarah Wischnia January 6, 2011 at 11:02 am #

    You caught some really nice pictures here! I particularly like the first lily pads picture. I’m so glad to see you’ve go the site up and running again.

  2. Glenn Frey February 1, 2011 at 11:34 am #

    Campo was a nice flash back in history. Makes me want to see True Grit. And I always love Balboa Park so enjoyed those photos too. Thanks and welcome back.

  3. Alane January 23, 2015 at 8:25 pm #

    Wow! Thank you for the write up Abe for Spanish Village Art Center – Balboa Park (our FB site) The lady in purple is one of our many talented artist LAI Quon who is a basket weaver and mixed media whimsical paintings of dogs. Lai is located in Studio 26.
    Thanks once again!

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