A view of UTC / La Jolla from the top of Mt. Soledad. The very first post on this wordpress.com photoblog was a panoramic view of San Diego from the same spot, so I thought it was only fitting that the last entry should be were it al started but looking 180 degrees the other way 🙂 Starting tomorrow I’ll be posting from my self-hosted blog (http://www.2riversphotos.com)
Downtown San Diego at night where all the traffic was going into the city as opposed to the ocean.
Seaport village at night with the Grand Manchester Hyatt of San Diego in the background.
Yesterday’s post was about Pacific Beach’s Pier and today’s post is just a few miles further north, Scripps Pier in La Jolla. This pier unlike the others in San Diego, is not open to the public but is mostly used for research by UCSD; to be more specific its part of the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP).
An image of people taking a stroll on the sands of Pacific Beach. Pacific Beach’s Pier is quite unique, as you can see the first portion of the pier is made of chalets which is part of a hotel. That is the Crystal Pier Hotel, the link will take you to an image of the entrance.
The sun has set a very clear path down the ocean on where its going to set from that day and I tried to get it right down the middle of the stairs as if its inviting you chase it down the ocean 🙂 Have a great hump day.
Another picture from The Lost Abbey in Escondido which is a decent sized micro brewery. Apparently San Diego is famous for its micro brewery scene and lately I’ve been touring a lot of them, definitely much better than the big macro breweries! Hope you’re enjoying the weekend.
An image of Casa de Manana’s retirement community with downtown La Jolla in the backdrop. It originally opened as Hotel Casa de Manana in 1923 and its original owner sold it in 1956, shortly after it was turned into a retirement community. The detailed story is available on their website, its a short read.
For this week’s entry I’m going with the Ocean Beach Fishing Pier. I just squatted down for this image and made sure that I was right down the middle to get all my lines parellel 🙂
Yet another week comes to an end and what better way to end it than another sunset from La Jolla shores 🙂 Hope you are enjoying the weekend.
Last Friday myself and my colleagues decided to give Mama Jamaica a try during our lunch break, it had some decent reviews on yelp and we wanted to try something new. Having moved from Toronto, which has a huge Caribbean community, I really missed having some good old jerk chicken 🙂 When I was placing my order I mentioned to the lady how much I missed Jamaican food and she asked me where I was from and it turns out that she had moved to San Diego from Toronto over 20 years ago. And if that wasn’t enough of a coincidence she lived across the street from where I worked for the last 10 years there. Anyway in case you haven’t guessed it, the lady behind the counter was Mama Jamaica herself, while (more…)
A Picture of Hoangie’s food truck that serves Banh Mi (Vietnamese sandwiches) on the go, they are actually quite highly rated so maybe I should’ve given them a try. I took this picture outside of The Lost Abbey while touring San Diego’s North county microbreweries.
The lifeguard tower over children’s pool at La Jolla Cove around sunset. Considering how this the highest point overlooking the ocean and its on top of a rocky area, this is probably the central tower for La Jolla as the ocean is not very accesible from that point specially in case of an emergency!
A part of the UCSD campus around the La Jolla Scripps Pier, this is most probably used by the research staff & graduate students of the university.
A picture of La Jolla cove from children’s pool beach. Since the sun was still out and it was bright no matter how low I bumped my ISO and how small I set my aperture I couldn’t get the shutter slow enough to smooth out the water. I had to use my variable neutral density filter (which acts like a pair of sunglasses) to get the silky waters effect. In essence, the filter blocks the amount of light the sensor sees and the the shutter will remain open for a longer period to allow for a correct exposure; and this will get you the silky water effect 🙂