Valentine’s Day is almost here!
I photographed hearts, roses and words of love during recent walks around downtown…
The big 40th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade was held this afternoon along San Diego’s beautiful Embarcadero. So many faces were radiant with optimism and love.
Isn’t that the way our world should be?
Please indulge me one more time as I share another short story that I’ve written. I published it a moment ago.
If you like the heartwarming stories of O. Henry, there’s a decent chance you’ll like this one. It’s titled A Key to Treasure.
Yes, there’s a surprise ending.
Read it here.
Sorry for the interruption! Fear not! The walks around San Diego will continue! More cool photographs are sure to come!
I spotted a new mural in Hillcrest at the corner of University and Third Avenue! A rainbow heart and glamorous face decorate one wall of Urban MO’s Bar and Grill.
The artwork, adding even more color to the dynamic LGBT community in Hillcrest, was spray painted by cool local artist Alex Julian.
Check it out!
It’s New Year’s Eve. This morning and afternoon I walked through the Gaslamp Quarter to see what’s in store for the midnight celebrations.
Up and down Fifth Avenue the restaurants, bars and hotels were getting ready. Workers were sweeping sidewalks, putting up balloons.
I see the Gaslamp Quarter has big plans for the future. According to some information you can read in one photo, Fifth Avenue is to become the Gaslamp Promenade–a sprawling urban plaza. I’m sure it will be opulent and amazing.
Apart from one photo in particular, in the morning I didn’t point my camera at the numerous homeless, who sleep on the sidewalk and in doorways before being ushered along.
The Gaslamp Quarter contains some very stark contrasts. There is material self-indulgence, and there is despair.
Hopefully, in the New Year, there’s more heart.
This afternoon, residents of San Diego and tourists from places around the world came together to sing joyfully.
Rising from the audience, perfect strangers gathered on the stage of the Spreckels Organ Pavilion and sang Christmas carols.
Their voices touched the hearts of many who listened.
I spotted this happy street art while walking up Sixth Avenue, along the west edge of Balboa Park. An electrical box was recently painted. It shows a wilderness scene with the words: National Parks Are For Lovers.
I believe it’s the same utility box that featured a Pixar Up! adventure theme years ago. That photo is here.
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