Sculptures by James Hubbell at Mission San Diego.

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.

Nature’s beauty and Hubbell art at Briercrest Park.

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.

Beautiful fountain at Herrick Community Health Library.

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.

Beautiful art coming to SDSU Mission Valley!

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!

A park designed for healing in La Mesa.

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.

Fantastic architecture at Oceanside Civic Center.

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.

Del Mar’s sculpted Journey and A River of Time.

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.

Pacific Rim nations celebrated with beautiful art.

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.

An easy walk along Shelter Island’s Shoreline Park.

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.

A fun walk along Shelter Island Drive.

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.