I was in absolute heaven… A place where it was not only a delight to stroll in but a photographer’s dream.
Nestled in center city San Diego, Balboa park began in 1835 as a natural reserve. It then became the site of two international expositions; the 1915 Panama-California exposition and the 1935 California Pacific International Exposition. Sprinkled along this 1,200 acre park are numerous museums, gardens and cultural centers such as theaters, a Starlight bowl and a stadium. Right next door to all of this is the world-famous San Diego zoo.
The old buildings are very ornate, embellished by many fancy details. You could literally spend hours walking through and looking at the decor.
I loved this park and I hope that you will love these shots:
Park entrance, with for backdrop, the California tower. The San Diego Museum of Man is housed in the dome structure.
The Botanical building.
Dome inside the Botanical building.
A subtile play between light and shadows among Christmas Poinsettias; the Botanical building.
Ornate carvings on the Casa del Prado.
Tiled dome and palm trees.
The charm of stone and floral embellishments.
Detailed sculpture commemorating the founding of California’s first Mission in 1769, the Mission San Diego de Alcala.
Please check out my next post Friday.