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)
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 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.
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.
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.
Last night’s sunset was epic! Nature put on quite a show; within a span of half an hour the sky changed so many colors, it was incredible. A time-lapse would’ve been a lot more appropriate than this HDR but this was towards the last fifteen minutes where the sky went from yellow to orange to red. Here is an an instagram picture that I took with my phone without applying any filters about 10 minutes after taking the brackets above. Just look at all these people just staring the sunset, there were so many more above from (more…)
While having lunch one day, a friend of mine pointed out how rare was it to see a sign that showed the way to the library. I agreed and snapped a picture 🙂
“How many roads must a man walk down
Before they call him a man
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand
How many times must the cannonballs fly
Before they are forever banned
The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind
The answer is blowing in the wind”
From Blowing in the Wind by Bob Dylan
Bella Capri is a retail center that is located near downtown La Jolla; it houses 7 stores on the ground floor and some 20 upscale residential units on the 2nd floor. According to their website this whole complex was renovated back in 2005 and all residential units have been sold for an average price of $620,000! Southern California prices for you…
A locked bicycle at the intersection of Draper & Pearl in La Jollal
This deep blue sky was only fitting for all the blue collar workers out there! On my way to work I’ve noticed all the highway improvements made recently and I was thinking to myself they must be very proud of their accomplishments. I thought I’d post something related 🙂
I had to wait quite a while to get this 2.5 second exposure on this fairly busy road in order to create the “deserted” look! This was taken in downtown La Jolla on Pearl St.
A very interesting house that we saw on our way back from lunch one day. The front yard looks like an indoor garage that had the front door removed to give it an open concept feeling! Not until I processed this image did I notice that the marking on the ground is potentially the divider for cars to park, I was drawn to all the lines inside the garage 🙂
A gigantic tree that towered over this vibrant blue building, with the shadows and the small clouds in the sky I thought it was a very spring like shot. Hope you’re enjoying the weekend 🙂