San Diego, May 2001
I have visited California before, but never the southern part. Being invited
to the wedding of some good friends living in
San Diego (hi guys!) also allowed me to have a look around in that part of
the sunshine state.
So here are some pictures to show you what there is to see in San Diego.
This page is more about the city itself, the
next page tells you something about the parks and the beaches in the
This park is located near the center of the city. In it, you will find the
San Diego Zoo, buildings constructed for the Panama-California exposition,
lots of musea, various gardens, and much more. If you are interested, the
park has its own web site here.
First some pictures of the San Diego Zoo.
Koi fish (carp) are swimming in the pond in the Japanese friendship gardens.
The facade in the picture below is part of the Museum of Art, which has
also a nice fontain in the main hall.
I didn't find anything about the origins of these statues, but I like them.
The city of San Diego
Some pictures to show you what San Diego itself looks like. Even though
it is the 5th biggest city of the United States, San Diego is pretty
quiet, and the streets aren't as crowded as in San Francisco or New York.
First of all the harbor, where the old sailing ship named Star of
India can be found next to big cruise ships that come and go every couple
Seaport Village is a place for tourists, lots of restaurants and souvenir
shops. The picture shows the village agains a background of modern buildings.
The wooden building is a restaurant where the serve very good Margueritas
:) From there, one has a good view of the harbour and the Coronado bridge.
Some of the oldest houses of San Diego have been saved from
destruction, and are now part of Old Town.
Another interesting place is the Gaslamp Quarter, where you can also find
some old buildings.
Besides the "old stuff", there are also more modern constructions. Horton
Plaza is a colorful, open-air shopping mall.
Lastly, a typical American building with its fire-escapes, and the Santa
Fe railway station.
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