Category Archives: Art

A Grand Canal

Speaking (as I was in my last post) of things in San Diego that function like sci-fi Transporters — zapping one to a distant land without burning fossil fuels — I can highly recommend the current photo exhibition at the … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Depot

I can suggest at least two reasons for paying a visit to the new Restaurant Depot in Barrio Logan.  Even though a sign next to the entrance sternly declares that it is “Not Open to the Public,” that seems to mean … Continue reading

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The latest crop

I had a chance to stroll by the newest crop (the seventh) of Urban Trees installed by the Port District on the half-mile-long stretch of Harbor Drive (between Hawthorn St. and the cruise terminal). This group of 30 was chosen from … Continue reading

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The Strangest Houses in San Diego County

Okay, tell me what abode is stranger than the boat houses of Encinitas? Parked at 732 and 726 Third Street, just a few blocks from the ocean, legions of uninformed passersby must assume they once sailed and later were converted into residences.  But they … Continue reading

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The Little Italy Association claims that its fall Festa has grown over the last 16 1/2 years to rank as one of the largest Italian-American festivals on the West Coast.  I can believe that.  The mob of pedestrians made it … Continue reading

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Oh, Doctor!

Imagine you’re walking down the 1200 block of east University. It’s a late Saturday afternoon, and you’re feeling a bit peckish. You briefly consider popping into the Fat Cat’s Bar and Grill for some chicken chicharrones, but then you notice … Continue reading

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A little piece of San Diego art history is escaping the wrecking ball, as I write. If you’ve ever driven south from downtown on Harbor Drive toward the Coronado Bridge, chances are good you’ve probably seen it. The Kelco Historical … Continue reading

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Desert Visions

The summer solstice being now behind us, the days once again growing longer, it’s time to think about a trip to the desert, right?  Yeah, yeah, I know the hottest days out in Anza-Borrego are yet to come (temperatures are  … Continue reading

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Here’s One Way to Make the Time Waiting for Your Next Flight Pass Quickly

Check out the new art pieces in Terminal 2 of the San Diego International Airport. They went up at the end of February and are intended to be permanent installations. Created by Chicano artists Einar and Jamex de la Torre, … Continue reading

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Beauty Contest Winner

Ask me what’s the most beautiful thing I’ve seen all year (so far), and I have a ready answer: the 11 enormous glass sculptures currently occupying the grounds of the Salk Institute of Biological Studies, in honor of the research institute’s … Continue reading

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