I wanted to see the old town again. I lived in San Diego in the 1950s and made several trips there for one reason or another, in the years following, to attend conferences, meetings, and visit a contractor or two, but often flew in and flew out without seeing “Old Town.”
Plus I love ships and I knew a few hung around the port from time to time. So, I asked Mage to give me the guided tour which she did explaining various historical landmarks as we flew by them.
Mage and I were a sight to see. Two old ladies, she driving and me hanging out the window taking photos from the passenger side of the car.
Below a few of the things I saw on my wild trip with the lady driver.
The grey building below caught my eye as it reminded me of the French Quarter in New Orleans. I believe Mage said it was the old market building. That would explain the similarity as all the older settlements were market towns.
I don’t recall the names of the buildings in the next two photos but I liked their ‘modernized’ 1920s architecture .
Next came the ships. I think the ship in the following photos is a WWII air craft carrier now a museum.
I should have taken notes I suppose. I don’t know why I can remember the names of plants and trees and forget the names of buildings and ships. I like buildings and ships, but I love trees like the Torry Pine below a real California native pine I saw in the San Diego Botanic Garden where I spent a day with my kids.
Base of the Torry Pine. You can just catch a close-up of the needles in the upper right part of the “base” photo. Below the tree top looking up at the clear blue sky from the base.