Cool photo memories from November 2017.

Five years ago, during November 2017, readers of Cool San Diego Sights experienced surprising and colorful scenes throughout the city. It’s now time to revisit a few of those past blog posts!

Click the upcoming links and you’ll see photographs that might tickle your sense of humor–and even make you laugh!

There’s a good chance you’ll discover something new.

You might be inspired!

Click the following links to enjoy many cool photographs!

Love and memory: Old Town’s Dia de los Muertos.

The fantastic, amazing Harper’s Topiary Garden!

Aviation history at Waldo Dean Waterman Park.

Photos of the San Diego Veterans Day Parade!

A walk around the the Sikes Adobe Farmhouse.

Volunteers restore habitat in San Dieguito River Valley!

Strength and determination in wheelchair rugby.

Beautiful photos of sunrise on Mount Laguna.

Street musician plays flamethrower bagpipes!

Baseball flags debut at historic Lane Field Park!

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Cool photo memories from October 2017.

A gigantic fire-breathing robot! Strange theatrics inside miniature houses! Extreme sailboats flying on San Diego Bay! A Day of the Dead altar for Shakespeare! Breeders’ Cup horses running loose down sidewalks!

Back in October 2017, I spied all sorts of cool stuff around San Diego!

Yes, it’s time for another “five years ago” blog, so I’ve assembled a handful of past posts that feature all sorts of fun, inspiring or unusual photographs!

Without further ado, here come the links…

Cool robots invade Maker Faire San Diego!

Give Love event adds kindness to San Diego!

Colorful photos of the Old Town Fall Festival!

La Jolla Playhouse enlivens Horton Plaza Park!

Photos of Extreme Sailing on San Diego Bay!

Breeders’ Cup horses race on a Del Mar street!

Tijuana Zine Fest at Museum of Contemporary Art.

Day of the Dead celebration at the Old Globe.

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 September 2017.

How many big events are scheduled for this coming Labor Day weekend? Searching online event calendars, I haven’t noticed too many. That certainly wasn’t the case five years ago!

Back in September 2017, during Labor Day weekend, San Diego hosted an amazing international sand sculpture competition on Broadway Pier, another beautiful Festival of Sail on the Embarcadero, and there was the traditional stickball tournament in Little Italy.

Then later that September I recorded even more fun and inspirational stuff! Like Brazilian Day in Mission Beach, Fiestas Patrias in Old Town, the Trolley Dances downtown, and a special Remember Me Thursday in Balboa Park!

Here’s your opportunity to relive some of those moments. Check out the upcoming links for all of the colorful photographs!

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World’s top sand sculptors create fantastic art!

Another perfect day at the Festival of Sail.

Stepping aboard the beautiful Bill of Rights.

Royal Marines, an admiral, pirates, dancers!

Photos from the Labor Day Stickball Tournament.

9/11 Firefighter’s legacy: Two Sons and Stickball.

Photos of the San Diego Brazilian Day Festival!

Green Flash public art in Mission Beach!

Festive culture and tradition at Fiestas Patrias!

Bells ring in San Diego for Constitution Day!

San Diego Convention Center stripped of sails!

Photos of San Diego Bonsai Club exhibition.

Remember Me Thursday love in Balboa Park.

Trolley Dances at the downtown Central Library!

Scouts remove gum at Cabrillo National Monument!

Do you know of any fun public events coming up this weekend? Leave a comment! I might head on over with my camera!

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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COVID-19, isolation, and bright butterflies.

I tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. It’s relatively mild. I’ve been home self-isolating all week.

Unfortunately, I can’t go out on my walks. It’s a bit depressing.

One thing I can do–when not sleeping or listening to the Padres or reading a book–is scroll through my blog. To me, Cool San Diego Sights is almost like a journal. (A good reason for you to start your own blog!) The thousands of photographs and written descriptions help me to remember all the things I’ve experienced during past walks. It’s hard to believe, but I’ve been doing this blogging thing for almost nine years.

So here I am, wondering this Friday morning if there are some old images I could easily repost. Then thinking: there are so many butterfly pics!

How appropriate. Butterflies are symbols of hope, transformation and healing.

These bright butterflies were spotted all over San Diego, from Escondido to Imperial Beach, from Mission Bay to El Cajon, and everywhere in between. How many do you recognize?

Fortunately, I still have many unused photos in my computer. So this weekend don’t be surprised if you see blog posts concerning past walks in La Jolla, Carlsbad, Old Town, Balboa Park, and perhaps elsewhere!

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 August 2017.

History was made on Tuesday in San Diego. The Padres made what some are calling the most important trade in baseball history. But, of course, history is made every single day.

Let’s relive a few cool memories from five years ago!

Back in August 2017, events in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park recreated life in our city a century and a half ago; a fun community festival celebrated Logan Heights; and a couple of big Labor Day festivals–the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and the Festival of Sail–were almost ready to open!

If you’d like to experience a little bit of San Diego history, click the upcoming links!

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Trades That Shaped the West demonstrated in Old Town!

History at the Los Peñasquitos adobe ranch house.

Days of the Vaqueros in Old Town San Diego!

Cool photos from Steampunk Day at the Library!

Cool photos of the Imperial Avenue Street Festival!

Three cool sand sculptures at the Broadway Pier!

Natural beauty at the West Coast Shell Show!

Festival of Sail tall ships at sunset!

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 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.

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 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.

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 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!

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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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!

I live in downtown San Diego and love to walk around with my camera! You can follow Cool San Diego Sights via Facebook or Twitter!

You can easily explore Cool San Diego Sights by using the search box on my blog’s sidebar. Or click a tag! There are thousands upon thousands of photos for you to enjoy!

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!

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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