I love to walk in the city.
An amazing new world awaits around every corner.
I took these photos while walking downtown the past few mornings.
Mardi Gras has come and gone. Today some of the revelers will be observing Ash Wednesday.
I walked through the Gaslamp Quarter this morning and saw the remains of Mardi Gras.
Then I spotted smiles and glitter ashes at the Old Town trolley station…
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Yesterday, as I walked past the National City Public Library, I paused to look at some fun art on the sidewalk. Then I noticed a wise quote in many languages printed on a monumental wall at the building’s front entrance.
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An idea struck me after viewing some new youth art in the breezeway at the Santa Fe Depot!
As you can see in the first two photographs, the artwork depicts different benches and different people sitting on benches. This cool art was painted by 10th Grade students from the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts, after viewing an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.
The particular concern of the students was how interaction with everyday objects affects human behavior. The common object that was considered was the bench.
After viewing this artwork, it suddenly occurred to me that I’ve taken many photos of benches around San Diego, including some that are quite unusual or thought-provoking. And many that are super creative and artistic!
So I decided to search for a variety of these past bench photographs and share them again all at once!
How would you interact with these benches?
Before the excitement of this afternoon’s MLK Day Parade, I took a quiet morning walk through downtown San Diego.
My photos begin a few blocks shy of the west end of Broadway. I headed south until I reached the water, where I found a perfect bench to sit on.
Come along and read the captions to experience a few Sunday morning sights.
On a clear morning, viewed from Pantoja Park, many of the highest buildings in downtown San Diego shine brightly. Particularly those that rise north and northwest of the park.
These photos that I took today provide a glimpse.
If you’d like to learn a little more about Pantoja Park and its statue of Benito Juarez, a gift from the Mexican government, you can visit one of my earlier blog posts here.
Every moment, in the blink of an eye, is lost forever to the past.
My walk this morning through downtown San Diego made me wonder. Without leaving the present, I saw evidence of time’s passage.
In my small field of vision I saw people turning corners.
I saw buildings old and new.
The demolition and the construction.
Things that will be forgotten.
Things that are still remembered.
Many of the things I photographed this morning we’ve observed together in the past. Perhaps a little differently.
So now I offer a few passing images, which are like moments in a dream–or in a life.