Early this morning I walked east down A Street toward an absolutely amazing, fiery sunrise!
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.
This chilly January morning I enjoyed a brisk walk. I brought out my camera when it was light enough for good photographs.
Come follow me from the County Administration Building north along San Diego Bay for a short distance. After returning back south, we’ll turn away from the water and head east on Ash Street, turn south on Pacific Highway, and end up near Broadway.
This morning the sky quickly turned blue after sunrise.
Today I learned a very big change is coming to downtown San Diego’s historic Santa Fe Depot!
This morning, after noticing the building’s exterior is getting a new paint job, I spoke to a gentleman outside the Amtrak office and asked if he knew whether the new owner still plans to renovate the building. I was surprised to hear that this year there will indeed be a major renovation of the building, including the opening up of an interior stairwell that will lead to a small new hotel and shops on the depot’s second floor!
I asked if there were plans to develop the depot’s old forecourt by Broadway, where there are tile benches and a broken fountain, and where streetcars picked up passengers arriving by train a century ago, but he knew nothing concerning that.
He and I agreed that it would be a amazing if the large Santa Fe sign atop the historic depot were finally lit up at night, adding more character to San Diego’s skyline. I’d heard a couple years ago during an architectural tour of the Santa Fe Depot that lighting the sign was a project that might lie in the future.
This all was news to me!
Very cool news!
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.
About a week ago–before or after a recent storm–I walked through downtown San Diego in the early morning.
At street level the city was shadowy. The rising sun tinted the clouds with pink. Bright light was reflecting from the windows of several buildings.
I got these striking photographs!