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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Little Italy & Balboa Park - Sightseeing Around San Diego

Today was a perfect day to wander around San Diego. I started out in Little Italy, with a visit to the Saturday Farmer's Market, the camera shop, and some lunch. There were a lot of people out and about, which is pretty normal for a Saturday in Little Italy.

I found this great looking little Vespa parked in front of one of the restaurants.

There is a lot of color in Little Italy.

Some of it is perhaps a little gaudy . . .  okay, so I'm trying to be nice here.

After lunch (which was nothing special, so I won't mention where I ate this time), I made a quick stop in the church on my way to my favorite gelato place.

Pappalecco, on the corner of State and Cedar, has great gelato and great atmosphere. They make really good espresso too.

From Little Italy I drove over to Balboa Park.  It was the second to the last day of Art Alive, an annual event where the San Diego Museum of Art is filled with floral arrangements, many of which mimic the artworks.

As you can see from this next shot, and several of the ones above, I spent some quality time with my fisheye lens today. There's just something about a 180-degree diagonal field of view that opens up a bunch of possibilities.

All in all it was a pretty nice day to outside in San Diego. These last 2 are from the International Cottages area. The late afternoon light in Balboa Park is always nice.

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