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.
One of San Diego’s most beautiful community parks is located in La Mesa. It’s called Briercrest Park. I toured Briercrest Park yesterday during the 2022 San Diego Architectural Foundation’s annual Open House event. The winding paths I walked along were shiny wet from a recent rain. The grass was green. The air was fresh, the … Continue reading Nature’s beauty and Hubbell art at Briercrest Park.
A new exhibit recently opened at the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park. It’s titled The Sensuous Environment – Sim Bruce Richards, Architect. San Diego architect Sim Bruce Richards is best known for designing houses that appeal not only to the eyes, but to other human senses as well. The museum exhibit, with its … Continue reading Sensuous Environment at the San Diego History Center.
The new river park at SDSU Mission Valley is noticeably taking form. Particularly on the north side of the Stadium trolley station. I got off the trolley near Snapdragon Stadium today and observed that many plants and trees have already been introduced to parts of the river park. My first batch of photos shows planted … Continue reading River park at SDSU Mission Valley takes form!
A very special event was held today on San Diego’s Shelter Island. The Pacific Rim Park Friendship Walk brought together many people who desire a better world, where everyone everywhere lives in peace. The Friendship Walk was created by the Ilan-Lael Foundation, which was established in 1982 by world-renowned local artists James Hubbell and his … Continue reading San Diego’s Pacific Rim Park Friendship Walk!
Snapdragon Stadium in Mission Valley officially opened today! The SDSU Aztecs are beginning their 2022 football season today with a big game against Arizona! Before the game, a fun, festive Aztec Village was attracting a huge crowd of students, cheerleaders and fans outside the new stadium! I watched as thousands streamed in from the Stadium … Continue reading Aztec Village before first game at Snapdragon Stadium!
A beautiful fountain invites meditation near the entrance to the Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library in La Mesa. I discovered it by pure chance while walking in La Mesa last weekend. And, to my surprise, I learned the fountain, topped by a sculpture, is by none other than James Hubbell, whose mosaics … Continue reading Beautiful fountain at Herrick Community Health Library.
I learned something exciting yesterday! Nine works of art by renowned sculptor James Hubbell are coming to SDSU Mission Valley! James Hubbell’s architect son Drew and landscape designer Glen Schmidt briefly described the public art project, as they spoke during the 2022 San Diego Architectural Foundation’s Open House. A two mile looping trail is to … Continue reading Beautiful art coming to SDSU Mission Valley!
Briercrest Park in La Mesa was designed for healing. The tranquil, beautiful park is located adjacent to the Herrick Community Health Library, and near many medical office buildings in La Mesa, not to mention Sharp Grossmont Hospital. Briercrest Park, at 9001 Wakarusa Street, was purposely designed to be wheelchair friendly. Paths winding beneath shady sycamores … Continue reading A park designed for healing in La Mesa.
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.