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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Connor the Tiger

I haven't taken many pictures of the tigers at the San Diego Zoo this year, but here are a few of Connor from early January.

     



Click here to see more of Connor the Malayan Tiger from the San Diego Zoo in January of 2018.





Italian Tuna Fishing Heritage in San Diego

While wandering around the Little Italy neighborhood in San Diego on Sunday we found this series of paintings on the wall of a construction site on Kettner Blvd.  Italians and Portuguese have a long history of commercial fishing in San Diego.








This memorial statue is new as well.  It's also on Kettner Blvd.

        

Little Italy San Diego - Sunday Afternoon Walk

Heather and I spent a few hours strolling around Little Italy in San Diego on Sunday.  It was a beautiful day to be outside walking.

Our first stop was the Mona Lisa Italian Market, and we ended up buying so much stuff that we had to backtrack to the car to leave it there before we could continue our walk.



One of my favorite cookies - Lazzaroni amaretto cookies.




Eventually we continued on with our walk.  As a side note, I mentioned that we bought a bunch of stuff, but we did not get any of the items pictured above.

New buildings are going up all over the place.



Older buildings are being renovated and converted to new uses.



As of last week Date Street between India and Columbia has been re-opened, and is now a pedestrian-only piazza.  There is still some construction being finished up on the new apartments on the north side of the street. 


There was all sorts of new things to see . . . we even found Bigfoot.


Click here to see more images from our Sunday afternoon walk around San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood.
     

Friday, February 16, 2018

Happy Lunar New Year - Year of the Dog

Best wishes to all for the Year of the Dog.

     

Monday, January 29, 2018

San Diego Museum of Art

Here are a few images from a recent visit to the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park.

This view of Venice has always been my favorite painting in the museum; I've been stopping in to see it since I moved to San Diego about early 1981.  It used to be known as a work by Giovanni Antonio Canaletto, but apparently more recently someone who knows these things has decided it was in fact painted by Bernardo Bellotto. Bellotto was Canaletto's nephew.  Either way, it's still my favorite.







Click here to see a few more images from San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park on January 20, 2018.

All images taken with a Fuji X-Pro2 and Fuji XF18-55 f/2.8-4.0.
     

Maritime Museum of San Diego

I spent a few hours one evening at the end of December wandering around the Maritime Museum of San Diego.  Here are a few images.


The late afternoon sunlight painted everything in a golden tone.  That's the Star of India with San Diego downtown skyline in the background.


I spent a fair amount of time on the Russian submarine.  It's one of my favorite parts of the museum for taking photos.


I even found someone to pose for a portrait of sorts.


Click here to see more images from the Maritime Museum of San Diego on the evening of December 30, 2017.

All images taken with a Fuji X-Pro2 and Fuji XF23 F2 WR lens.
    

Monday, January 1, 2018

New Years Day With The Tigers

I got to spend a few hours this morning with Cinta and Berani, two male Malayan Tigers at the San Diego Zoo.







Click here to see a few more images of Cinta and Berani on New Years Day at the San Diego Zoo.
     

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Header image: Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, Cibola, Arizona. End image: Downtown San Diego, California skyline from Coronado Island. Profile picture: Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho, by Heather Baiamonte.