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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum and the Gaslamp Quarter

I spent a few hours this past Saturday wandering around the Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego, and in particular the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum. This was also the time of the Chinese New Year celebration in downtown San Diego - in this case a 2-day street festival covering a few blocks centered right in front of the museum. This seemed like a perfect opportunity to practice with my new Fuji X-E1 camera.


The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum is not very large, but it does have a nice collection of items spread over 2 buildings in a part of downtown San Diego that was home to a large Chinese community many years ago.



There is a very nice small garden behind the main museum building, including a koi pond.


On my way back across downtown to my car I stopped in to check out the Horton Grand Hotel.



This paper-mache horse in a room off the hotel lobby apparently has been around for quite some time. The sign said that it stood outside a downtown saddlery shop for 79 years.


Click here to see more images from the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego and the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, from Saturday February 16, 2013.
    

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