A fun, easy walk outside 2019 Comic-Con!

Come with me on an easy walk outside San Diego Comic-Con! It’s Thursday, and I’ve selected a bunch of fun photos.

So take a seat, get comfortable and come along!

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Cosplay and fun stuff early Thursday morning!

Pennywise cosplay at 2019 San Diego Comic-Con.
Pennywise cosplay at 2019 San Diego Comic-Con.

Around seven o’clock this morning, people were trickling in for the first day of 2019 San Diego Comic-Con. Lines were forming at the convention center and at various offsite activations, most of which open around ten o’clock.

Walking about I observed the early morning activity, and I encountered many fun examples of cosplay!

Raven cosplay.
Raven cosplay.
The Fairly OddParents cosplay.
The Fairly OddParents cosplay.
Early Thursday morning, guys are wading in the Childrens Park fountain putting up some cool Animation Domination balloons.
Early Thursday morning, guys are wading in the Childrens Park fountain putting up some cool Animation Domination balloons.
WATCH OUT FOR FREAKS
WATCH OUT FOR FREAKS
The Handmaid's Tale cosplay.
The Handmaid’s Tale cosplay.
This guy informed me his cosplay is a cross between The Comedian and Negan.
This guy informed me his cosplay is a cross between The Comedian and Negan.
Spider-Man cosplay.
Spider-Man cosplay.
The Interactive Zone at Petco Park wasn't open yet. I'll check it out today or tomorrow!
The Interactive Zone at Petco Park wasn’t open yet. I’ll check it out today or tomorrow!
Fans are already waiting in line for NBC's Brooklyn Nine-Nine activation.
Fans are already waiting in line for NBC’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine activation.
Rey is a popular cosplay this year.
Rey is a popular cosplay this year.
Star Trek cosplay with a Vulcan salute. Live long and prosper!
Star Trek cosplay with a Vulcan salute. Live long and prosper!
Setting up for the Stan Lee's Alliances offsite in the Gaslamp.
Setting up for the Stan Lee’s Alliances offsite in the Gaslamp.
Wolverine cosplay.
Wolverine cosplay.

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A morning walk before Comic-Con Preview Night!

Here come loads of photos from my morning walk around 2019 San Diego Comic-Con before Preview Night. It’s Wednesday, and everyone is working furiously to get wraps and offsites ready!

I walked everywhere: through East Village, the Gaslamp Quarter, around the San Diego Convention Center and Marriott Marquis, and down MLK Promenade.

Among other things I observed . . . the Nerdist offsite has received Museum of Mayhem window wraps. The Watchmen offsite had barely even begun their construction. The Syfy wrap is finished. The entrance of the Star Trek: Picard offsite appears ready, with the words Jean-Luc Picard: The First Duty and Starfleet Museum. DeadQuarters is a radioactive zone, and that airplane appears to have crash landed. The South Park miniature golf is about ready. The Marriott appears ready to host the Esports Lounge. One or two people walking about are already engaging in cosplay. The Dragon Ball Z activation looks really cool now. The IMDb yacht appears about ready. The Adult Swim and FX offsites are both looking pretty awesome, with some mysterious objects that make me wonder what they are. The Petco Park wraps are done, including one for ABC’s Emergence. A gigantic The Twilight Zone wrap is on the brand new Park 12 high-rise near Petco Park. The Interactive Zone at Petco Park is still setting up, and will include a Ripley’s Believe It or Not “Car Lot” with various unusual vehicles. The Chilladelphia activation has carnival games including a Shazam ring toss. I’m starting to see people hauling swag bags about. The Star Trek: Discovery wrap on the Omni is done. So are all the wraps on the Hard Rock Hotel, where IGN will be filming live on a balcony.

And if you’re tired after all this, have a seat on the Seinfeld couch!

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Stay tuned for lots more 2019 Comic-Con photos!

Revisiting history on San Diego’s 250th Anniversary.

An event of great historical importance is scheduled for this evening.

At five o’clock, on Presidio Hill near the Serra Museum, a ceremony will be held to mark the 250th Anniversary of San Diego. I plan to be there.

To remember the birth of our city (which began precisely where the above photo was taken), I’ve decided to revisit that history and provide links to various past blog posts.

If you plan to attend today’s event, there’s a trail to the top of Presidio Hill that starts near the small golf course east of Old Town. Today my feet will again follow that path.

The following photo of a display inside the Serra Museum shows the location of the original Spanish presidio, now a ruin hidden beneath grassy mounds.

The following blog posts contain a great deal of information about San Diego’s early history.

Here are the links:

Walk from Old Town to the San Diego Presidio.

Photos of historical plaques on Presidio Hill.

Photos of The Padre sculpture in Presidio Park.

San Diego’s early history at the Serra Museum.

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Photos of pop culture character street art!

During my walks around San Diego over the years, I’ve photographed all sorts of pop culture characters depicted in street art. The cool artwork has appeared on walls as murals and on sidewalk electrical boxes.

I’ve stumbled upon characters from comic books, manga, movies, television shows and even video games. Can you name all of them?

With Comic-Con now just ten days away, I thought I’d have fun and post some of these old photographs again!

If you want to see a lot more of this street art, and read additional information about the above photos, here are the related blog posts to check out…

Have fun and click!

Cool comic book and superhero street art!

Even more cool street art in Logan Heights!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles street art!

Three cool street art faces in East Village!

Cool–and funny–Star Wars street art!

Japanese video game characters in fun street art!

Bart Club street art on a San Diego corner.

Bart Club street art utility box in North Park.

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More of nature’s beauty in Mission Valley.

This morning I got off the trolley in Mission Valley earlier than usual, so I walked around.

Please enjoy a few photograph’s of nature’s beauty.

I walked down a path through landscaping near the Hazard Center trolley station, along a short segment of the San Diego River Trail, then turned north at Mission Center Road to head to work.

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A small memorial and The Aztec Warrior.

In Memory of Jesus A. Suarez del Solar Navarro. Was born in Tijuana, Mexico - died like a hero and he will live forever in our hearts.
In Memory of Jesus A. Suarez del Solar Navarro. Was born in Tijuana, Mexico – died like a hero and he will live forever in our hearts.

Today I walked through beautiful Kit Carson Park in Escondido. I was on my way to see Queen Califia’s Magical Circle, a world famous sculpture garden by Niki de Saint Phalle. It’s an extraordinary work of art that celebrates life. I’ll post many photos in the next day or two.

As I walked up a path near Eagle Scout Lake, I stumbled upon a small memorial under a tree. I looked down to read some words.

A family in Escondido's Kit Carson Park pauses to gaze at a small memorial.
A family in Escondido’s Kit Carson Park pauses to gaze at a small memorial.
American flags and The Aztec Warrior. Hero of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
American flags and The Aztec Warrior. Hero of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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