Archive | March 2014

More than a Glimpse Of Balboa Park

I continue with the trip I took  to Balboa Park a month ago now.  How time flies!  I can’t beat time anymore, it wins me constantly.

Anyhow, as Chandra and I left the Botanical Gardens, we got a closer look at the building that was on the other side of the lily pond.

Balboa Park, San Diego

Balboa Park, San Diego

We saw some devotees chanting “Hare Krishna” and I could not resist taking a picture

Balboa Park, San Diego

Balboa Park, San Diego

We saw people photographing the beautiful architecture

Balboa Park, San Diego

Balboa Park, San Diego

The sky was a beautiful blue, and it was a perfect day

Balboa Park, San Diego

Balboa Park, San Diego

There were beautiful cherry-blossom type flowers in the trees – I was reminded of Washington, DC

Balboa Park, San Diego

Balboa Park, San Diego

A really talented musician played for the audience using an Aboriginal-type horn.  I have taken his picture before at December Nights at the Park.  We could have listened to him all afternoon.  He was very entertaining!

Balboa Park, San Diego

Balboa Park, San Diego

Going in the other direction of the park, closer to the Houses of Hospitality, which sadly were closed today (Saturday) – they’re open usually from 10 am to 4 pm (I believe) on Sunday’s – we saw the Organ Pavilion, also the scene of Diwali at the Park and December Nights.

Balboa Park, San Diego

Balboa Park, San Diego

This is also part of Spreckels Theatre – The Organ Pavilion

Balboa Park, San Diego

Balboa Park, San Diego

Here is more of the park

Balboa Park, San Diego

Balboa Park, San Diego

Pretty flowers….imagine what it will be like in Spring!

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Balboa Park, San Diego

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Balboa Park, San Diego

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Balboa Park, San Diego

Sometimes, I can’t stop taking pictures.

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Balboa Park, San Diego

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Balboa Park, San Diego

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Balboa Park, San Diego

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Balboa Park, San Diego

There is art even outside the museums, and children will delight at the sight of it.  They can even play in one of the structures, outside of the Mingei International Museum.

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Balboa Park, San Diego

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Balboa Park, San Diego

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Balboa Park, San Diego

At one point, the wind started blowing, and it felt like it was snowing.  It was snowing cherry blossom type flowers.  It was such a beautiful few minutes, and very surreal.

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Balboa Park, San Diego

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Balboa Park, San Diego

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Balboa Park, San Diego

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Balboa Park, San Diego

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Balboa Park, San Diego

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Balboa Park, San Diego

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Balboa Park, San Diego

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Balboa Park, San Diego

This is outside one of my favorite buildings in Balboa Park – the San Diego Museum of Man – what a lovely building!

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San Diego Museum of Man, Balboa Park, San Diego

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Balboa Park, San Diego

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Balboa Park, San Diego

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Balboa Park, San Diego

This is back to the area just outside the Mingei International Museum.

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Well, I have to leave off here.  I think I may have run out of space for my media files – I think I upload too many pictures – infact, I take too many pictures.  However, you can never have enough pictures – it’s always best to have dozens of varieties  of each, then you can pick your favorite.  My problem is that sometimes I can’t pick properly.  I want to use them all.  Anyway, next time when I sort out my media storage situation – I might even post more pictures of Balboa Park.  Happy March!