Early this morning I headed to Harbor Island, hoping to capture photos of the sun rising over downtown San Diego. Alas, the sky remained gray and overcast.
Even worse, I observed something that was ugly and very discouraging.
I’ve never seen gang-style graffiti on Harbor Island. Not until today.
Harbor Island, the home of large bayfront hotels, elegant restaurants and marinas, has always seemed immune from any negative influences from downtown San Diego. Growing homeless and drug problems downtown and in neighboring communities haven’t seemed to reach this tourist destination. That appears to be changing.
I seldom post photos of the street people, the drug addicts and drug dealers on stolen bicycles, and the many broken souls that now fill most corners of downtown. I try to keep my blog positive. But this extremely sad and sometimes frightening reality seems to be growing worse.
Fortunately, on my quiet morning walk along San Diego Bay, I also saw much that was beautiful and good.
And I discovered something cool! Fun photos of some colorful artwork on Harbor Island are coming up in my next blog post!