During my first visit to Mission San Diego de Alcalá over seven years ago, I took a self-guided tour and snapped a variety of photographs, which you can see here. I also provided a very brief overview of the mission. At the time, I didn’t realize many of sculptures inside and outside of San Diego’s … Continue reading Sculptures by James Hubbell at Mission San Diego.
Uniquely beautiful civic centers can be found all around San Diego County. I’ve photographed many of them. But the Oceanside Civic Center might be my favorite. I walked randomly about the Oceanside Civic Center complex last weekend and was amazed by everything I saw. As you can see from various plaques I photographed, the original … Continue reading Fantastic architecture at Oceanside Civic Center.
During a weekend walk around Del Mar, I paused to look at two bronze sculptures on Camino del Mar. The first sculpture, by Del Mar artist Maidy Morhous, is titled Journey. The realistic frame of a “hollow” suitcase was cast in bronze. This public art was installed upon a bench of granite at the corner … Continue reading Del Mar’s sculpted Journey and A River of Time.
On the southwest end of Shelter Island you’ll discover some wonderful public art titled Pearl of the Pacific. Benches, a soaring sculpture, and a circle of colorful tiles arranged around a pearl-like bubbling fountain celebrate the diverse nations of the Pacific Rim. Local artist James Hubbell and a group of architectural students worked with artists … Continue reading Pacific Rim nations celebrated with beautiful art.
I was off from work yesterday. In the late morning I headed down to Shelter Island. It’s another of my favorite places. After a bite to eat, I enjoyed an easy, peaceful walk while gathering photos for future blog posts. Expect some cool sights in the coming weeks! The path that extends the length of … Continue reading An easy walk along Shelter Island’s Shoreline Park.
This morning I headed to Point Loma to visit three sites participating in the San Diego Architectural Foundation’s 2019 OPEN HOUSE SAN DIEGO. All three are located in a neighborhood at the foot of Shelter Island–an area once populated by many Portuguese fishermen. I think you might enjoy a look at Little Portugal’s history and … Continue reading A fun walk along Shelter Island Drive.
Whenever I walk around Coronado, or bike down the Silver Strand, I like to pass by this graceful work of art. Sea Passage, created by James T. Hubbell, adds gentle sound and sparkling color to a long park which stretches beside Glorietta Bay. The popular linear park can be found between the Hotel del Coronado’s … Continue reading Sea Passage sculpture and fountain in Coronado.
Should you ever drive to Shelter Island, you’ll probably see a large, very unusual gazebo between the central traffic circle and San Diego Bay. It’s just one part of the large collection of public art lining the narrow island. The Pacific Portal is a sculptural gazebo made of sprayed, reinforced concrete. It was erected eight … Continue reading A fanciful bit of public art on Shelter Island.