Cool photo memories from June 2017.

A cattle drive through downtown San Diego!

That was probably the strangest event Cool San Diego Sights recorded during the month of June in 2017.

Five years ago there were other fascinating events, too, like the Wooden Boat Festival on Shelter Island, and the Ocean Beach Street Fair, and Flag Day in Old Town, and Family Day at Tecolote Canyon Natural Park.

Plus, I saw indications that another San Diego Comic-Con was fast approaching!

I’ve selected nine very different blog posts from June 2017 that you might enjoy checking out…

Click the following links to see lots of photos!

Photos of cattle drive through downtown San Diego!

Photos of Family Day at Tecolote Canyon Natural Park.

A glimpse of history at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Mormon Battalion celebrates Flag Day in Old Town.

Photos from Port of San Diego’s harbor tour.

First 2017 San Diego Comic-Con trolley: The Orville!

Photos of the San Diego Wooden Boat Festival!

Artists add life to the Ocean Beach Street Fair!

A walk through history in The Village of La Mesa.

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Cool photo memories from May 2017.

It’s May already? Seriously? Memorial Day is only four weeks away?

It’s going to be be summer before we know it!

Looks like it’s time to revisit a few cool San Diego sights that I photographed five years ago!

Back in May 2017, I took photos of interesting places all over San Diego, but I’ve decided to share just half a dozen old blog posts.

Why did I select these? Because they still feel powerful.

Click the following links to go back five years in time…

Legendary Mariachi Leader Oscar Amezcua in Balboa Park!

Photos of Tony Gwynn statue at Lake Poway.

Photos inside America’s most haunted Whaley House!

Colorful photos from 2017 Fiesta Botanica!

The fantastic art of Richard Deacon in San Diego!

Memorial Day at The Veterans Museum in Balboa Park.

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Cool photo memories from April 2017.

Happy April Fools’ Day!

I tried to dream up a great prank or hoax to start the day, but I’m afraid it’s impossible to top the trick that Father Time plays on all of us.

I find it hard to believe five years have passed since I blogged about the following events!

Back in April 2017 I took a variety of interesting photographs. Check out the following links if you’re so inclined!

Have a great Friday and weekend!

Click the following links to see lots of past photographs…

Fun photos at the Red Bull Air Race!

Colorful photos of Chicano Park Day celebration!

Balboa Park artist paints life size Breeders’ Cup horse!

Murf the Surf and Camellia the Pretty Good Dog.

Photos of San Diego Shaka Fest at Mission Bay.

Cool LEGO creations displayed in Balboa Park!

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Fun photographs for St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Please enjoy this selection of fun photographs taken in San Diego over the course of many years. All pertain to St. Patrick’s Day, Ireland or Irish pride. There’s a bit of green in all of them!

If you’d like to see photos from this year’s big St. Patrick’s Day parade in San Diego, check out my blog post from last weekend here!

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Cool photo memories from March 2017.

World events lately have been very depressing. Perhaps it’s good, at least for a few moments, to remember that life can also be fun, interesting, and optimistic.

Five years ago my walks around San Diego resulted in hundreds of lively photographs.

Back in March of 2117 there was a hike to the top of Cowles Mountain, several fascinating museum visits, more discoveries of cool street art, and good times at the International Mariachi Festival and the World Baseball Classic!

Cool San Diego Sights also went behind the scenes at several city landmarks during the San Diego Architectural Foundation’s annual OPEN HOUSE event.

Click the following links to see lots of photographs!

Views of San Diego from a hike up Cowles Mountain.

Photos of Donal Hord’s iconic sculpture Aztec.

Photos of aircraft restoration aboard USS Midway.

San Diego Air and Space Museum’s PT-22 hits the road!

Two observation windows high above San Diego!

Print Culture exhibit at San Diego Central Library.

Colorful (and funny) street art in Pacific Beach!

Cool street art in a Mission Beach alley!

Dance, music, fun at International Mariachi Festival!

Fun pics from World Baseball Classic in San Diego!

Photos behind the scenes at Copley Symphony Hall!

Art and history at the SDSU Downtown Gallery.

Colorful stained glass windows of The Abbey.

Elegant interior of the historic U.S. Grant Hotel.

Red Bull Air Race plane flies above San Diego!

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Cool photo memories from February 2017.

It’s a brand new month! Time to look back five years!

In February 2017, Cool San Diego Sights featured a variety of interesting photographs. Looking back, I see that my first old (now retired) PowerShot camera was particularly busy at several sports related events.

There was the 2nd Annual Ocean Beach Pier Surf Classic, the big Celebrate San Diego event at Petco Park that promoted many of our city’s sports teams, and the Celebration of Champions at the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista.

I’ve assembled the following blog posts from February 2017. Some of my photography wasn’t the greatest years ago, but you still might enjoy traveling back in time!

To enjoy photographs from five years ago, click the following links…

Photos of 2nd Annual Ocean Beach Pier Surf Classic!

Volunteers paint lampposts in downtown San Diego!

Fans celebrate local sports teams in San Diego!

Fun, artistic birdhouses restored at Tweet Street!

Fun fungus fair! A mushroom show in Balboa Park!

Celebration of Champions at Elite Athlete Training Center!

This blog now features thousands of photos around San Diego! Are you curious? There’s lots of cool stuff to check out!

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Cool photo memories from January 2017.

Another month. Another year!

Yes indeed, time is flying by.

Events that I recorded five years ago seem to have happened yesterday. It’s time to review some of the more interesting things I photographed back in January 2017!

I documented a visit to the Well Fargo History Museum in Old Town. Unfortunately, this museum was closed down by Wells Fargo. I’m told the Colorado House building which the museum occupied will be repurposed–possibly to showcase clothing worn during the early days of San Diego. I’m looking forward to that!

I also took photos of several festive events, including that year’s MLK Day Parade, Mormon Battalion Commemoration Day, and San Diego Tet Festival in Mira Mesa.

If you’d like to revisit fascinating old posts on Cool San Diego Sights, click the upcoming links!

CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINKS FOR LOTS OF PHOTOS…

San Diego history at Old Town’s Wells Fargo museum.

Lumberjacks, bicycles and a mysterious tombstone!

Kayakers, volunteers clean San Diego River Estuary!

Happiness and togetherness at MLK Day Parade.

Japanese video game characters in fun street art!

The arches of National City’s Morgan Square Plaza.

History comes alive at Mormon Battalion Commemoration Day.

Colorful photos of San Diego Tet Festival.

This blog now features thousands of photos around San Diego! Are you curious? There’s lots of cool stuff to check out!

Here’s the Cool San Diego Sights main page, where you can read the most current blog posts.  If you’re using a phone or small mobile device, click those three parallel lines up at the top–that opens up my website’s sidebar, where you’ll see the most popular posts, a search box, and more!

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Cool photo memories from December 2016.

Many colorful Christmas photos from around San Diego appeared on Cool San Diego Sights five years ago!

It’s time to share some favorite blog memories from December 2016!

Going back in time, I see that I photographed festive holiday events in La Jolla, Balboa Park and downtown. (Unfortunately, the SMARTS Farm in East Village has since closed.)

And that month my camera captured more than Christmas images. Click the upcoming links and you’ll also view a little San Diego history and some truly fantastic art!

Click the following links for many fun photos!

Searching for Santa at December Nights!

Merry sights at the La Jolla Christmas Parade!

Faded signs painted on old downtown buildings.

Holiday fun at the new SMARTS Farm in East Village!

A heartwarming Christmas tradition in San Diego.

People meditate (or have fun) walking a labyrinth.

Santa eats lots of pizza in Little Italy!

Christmas lights turn downtown bright red and green!

Fun photos of Sun God bird sculpture at UCSD.

More photos of amazing, experimental holographic art!

This blog now features thousands of photos around San Diego! Are you curious? There’s lots of cool stuff to check out!

Here’s the Cool San Diego Sights main page, where you can read the most current blog posts.  If you’re using a phone or small mobile device, click those three parallel lines up at the top–that opens up my website’s sidebar, where you’ll see the most popular posts, a search box, and more!

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A mystery concerning several very odd things.

An exquisitely beautiful seagull feather on the wet concrete at my feet.

Have you ever encountered a deep mystery whose solution turned out to be obvious?

A mystery like that unfolds in my new short story A Half Dozen Odd Things.

I love to walk around the city, take photographs, make discoveries . . . and occasionally write short fiction.

Do you love to read?

To solve the surprising mystery of A Half Dozen Odd Things, click here!

I hope you have a great Sunday!

Richard

A story about one teacher’s strange lesson.

A mysterious reflection in the rippled water.

Readers who are new to Cool San Diego Sights probably don’t know that, when I’m not walking around the city taking photographs, I love to write fiction.

Well, I’ve completed another very short story. This one is about a school teacher and a very peculiar lesson taught to her students.

The lesson isn’t merely strange–it might be one of the most important lessons any person, young or old, could learn.

To read it, click here!