Lobster traps with ropes and colorful floats.

lobster traps with ropes and colorful floats

I love cool photographs that contain all sorts of color. Visual color and local color. The above pic does both!

These lobster traps are stacked on Tuna Harbor Pier, which stretches into San Diego Bay from the G Street Mole. You can see the tops of downtown skyscrapers jutting at the very top of the picture.

If I were a fisherman, I’d be happy to spend a good chunk of my life enjoying the sights from this wonderful pier!

Aiming my camera through a line of new traps.
Aiming my camera through a line of new traps.
A rainbow of colors inside a steel cage.
A rainbow of colors inside a steel cage.
A lobster trap, rope and float framed by the clear blue sky.
A lobster trap, rope and float framed by the clear blue sky.
Another view, from above.
Another view, from above.
I could post a hundred photos like this!
I could post a hundred photos like this!
Here are some light purple floats dangling in a line.
Here are some light purple floats dangling in a line.
Bricks weigh down traps so they lie at the water's bottom.
Bricks weigh down traps so they lie at the water’s bottom.
Cool pic through a long, complex row of lobster traps.
Cool pic through a long, complex row of lobster traps.
Wall of lobster traps on Tuna Harbor Pier.
Wall of lobster traps on Tuna Harbor Pier.

This last photo was taken from the pier near Seaport Village:

Gazing out at a sailboat on San Diego Bay.
Gazing out at a sailboat on San Diego Bay.

A splash of colorful art in Mission Valley!

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Here are a couple more photographs of the beautiful Our River mural just north of the San Diego River, east of Mission Center Road.

San Diego contains many examples of fantastic outdoor urban art, and I hope to document many of them on this blog. Stay tuned for all sorts of colorful surprises and fun!

Colorful mural on parking lot wall near Carl's Jr.
Long, very colorful mural on parking lot wall near Carl’s Jr.

More photos from the ribbon of life mural.

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Here are more photographs that I took of the wonderful mural Our River, which depicts a sinuous blue ribbon of life, symbol of the San Diego River.  The long blue ribbon is held up and cherished by those who live along it. The flowers, tree, cloud and happy children give this fine example of public art amazing vitality. The surprising parking lot mural contains joy from one end to the other!

Two figures hold up the long blue ribbon of life.
Two figures hold up the long blue ribbon of life.
Small portion of the Our River mural in Mission Valley.
Small portion of the Our River mural in Mission Valley.
A figure from the extensive Our River mural.
A figure from the extensive Our River mural.
Happy faces at the beach on an outdoor mural.
Happy faces at the beach painted on an outdoor mural.

Ribbon of life mural by the San Diego River.

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Here’s a photograph of one small section of the very colorful mural that can be found on the north side of the San Diego River, just east of Mission Center Road. The mural, Our River, decorates a long wall along the parking lot below Carl’s Jr. This great example of meaningful public art depicts the river in the form of a long blue ribbon, being held by many diverse San Diegans representing every walk of life.

This is a good place to begin a walk along the river, heading east. Shady trails run along either side of the river, offering surprisingly peaceful and beautiful views of the rippling water, green trees and assorted wildlife, including pelicans, cormorants, herons, egrets, ducks and seagulls. And you’ll see passing red trolleys, too!

A project of the San Diego River Park Foundation.
The beautiful Our River mural was a project of the San Diego River Park Foundation, completed on April 5, 2009. The artist was Andrea Arroyo.