Valentine’s Day is almost here!
I photographed hearts, roses and words of love during recent walks around downtown…
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!
Is a new live music venue, nightclub or restaurant coming to 640 C Street in downtown San Diego? It sure looks that way!
In the past few days musicians have been painted on the windows of the 1928 Hamilton Fine Foods Building at the corner of Seventh Avenue and C Street. I noticed today that the stylish artwork is nearly finished. There are images of musicians that seem be be performing jazz, blues and even some country.
(All I know about the Hamilton Building is that when I first moved downtown it was the home of the San Diego Computer Museum, which displayed some of the earliest computers and had a Computer Hall of Fame. I visited that museum once and it was awesome–but that was years before I started Cool San Diego Sights. The San Diego Computer Museum closed their doors in 2006.)
These painted musicians are a mystery to me!
It occurred to me after I published this blog that I didn’t take photos of the historic building, with its striking “columns” and classical friezes.
I walked by at a later time with my old camera, and got a few quick shots.
Walking through a city is like navigating through a sea of geometric patterns!
On all sides: circles, lines, triangles, squares, rectangles!
Look up, look down. See the grates, ironwork, bricks, manhole covers. See the windows and reflections. You’ll find yourself surrounded by architecture designed mathematically.
Some of the patterns are simple. Others are complex.
When you walk through a city, what shapes and patterns do you see?
Looks to me like Little Italy is just about ready for Christmas!
Enjoy a few photos from early this morning!
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It’s the week of Thanksgiving. Winter is coming.
I enjoyed a long walk this morning, knowing that a big storm is headed our way. The next couple days will be wet!
What did I see?
Signs of the coming holiday season are popping up all around downtown San Diego!