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Saturday, April 30, 2011

#104) Park Performers

The park performers are a staple of Balboa Park. This magician, Johnny Shortsleeves, is a regular:

Here is a guy who was playing some kind of Irish music. He was very enjoyable:

Friday, April 29, 2011

#103) The Zoro Garden, Balboa Park

The Zoro Garden is hidden behind the Photo museum and is a gem. It was built in 1935 for the Pan American Exposition. It's one of my favorite spots in Balboa Park.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

#99) The Bicycle & Jacqui in the Tree

This view of the park, through the arches at the Jr. Theatre building, frames the bicycle:

Jacqui climbs this tree every week. Monkey?:

Friday, April 22, 2011

#98) Details... friezes & details, and more ..

There are countless friezes in Balboa Park. I don't know exactly what they were shooting for back in 1915 but they created a really cool & beautiful place to spend a day (or as in my case... a lifetime)

It didn't hurt that the weather was perfecto!

I have walked through this park hundreds of times and, I never tire of this place.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

#97) Squirrel on a Palm Tree and an Urn

That's right Homer... It's time for a squirrel on a palm tree...Sure, the photo kind of sucks but that squirrel wouldn't let me get very close, she kept moving and the light sorta sucked...

There lots of these urns around the park. I really like them. It's just another urn in Balboa Park:

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

#96) Balboa Park - A View

These pictures were all taken within 20 feet of each other. Turn in any direction and see a whole, new world.
Reflecting pond:

Junior Theatre building, from the back:

Lilies in the reflecting pond:

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

#95) The Prado Restaurant

This restaurant is right in the heart of Balboa Park. I've been coming here since I was in High School but back then it was called The Cafe' del Remoro - Built in 1915 for the Pam American Exposition, it really is a San Diego landmark:

Sunday, April 17, 2011

#94) Guitar Man

Every week, we go to Balboa Park. Every week, this old guy is in the same place playing and singing for hand outs. Next week, I'll take a video of him if the weather permits.

I always feel sad when I see these "buskers" - I feel like they are human juke-boxes

This guy is always pleasant... not the best voice but he stays on tune and belts out some good, old tunes.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

#93) Jacqui Watching The Fish

Jacqui was entranced by watching the koi in the reflecting pool outside The Botanical Building in Balboa Park:

Here is who she was watching:

Friday, April 15, 2011

#92) Cool Water....Urn and Blue Flowers

It was beautiful today at Balboa Park. Here is the reflecting pond, right in the heart of the prado:

One of the urns that adorn the landscaping:

Pretty blue and white flowers:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

#91) Montgomery Field & Casa Macado

Down the road a piece from our house is a small airport. Montgomery Field is a pretty busy municipal airport which happens to have the most awesome Mexican restaurant around. That's saying a lot since San Diego has no shortage of Mexican eateries...I love Casa Machado
View from the dining room of Casa Machado:

The bar, which hasn't changed much since the early '60's

The best margarita in town:

Sunday, April 10, 2011

#89) Tomatoes, Onions & Garlic!

My favorite things... (when it comes to flavor.) I love the snap of onions, paired with the zest of garlic and tomatoes. Here they are, raw, at our local produce market:

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

#87) The Botanical Building at night & a look out to the prado

This is what the Botanical Building looks like after the sun goes down:

Waling out to the prado: