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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Horton Plaza Photo Walk and Dinner at the Studio Diner

Horton Plaza, a shopping mall in downtown San Diego with rather unique architecture, sponsored a one-hour photo walking tour tonight, led by a local professional photographer. The mall was built in 1984, and the architect's intention was to evoke the feeling of an Italian hilltown. Having wandered more than a few Italian hilltowns, I think he got it. I've always liked the architecture, but traffic and parking has gotten a lot worse lately in that part of town, so I don't get down there as often as I used to.

I shot the entire hour with only a 10-17mm fisheye zoom lens, which made for quite a challenge, but was a lot of fun at the same time.

A friend from the San Diego DSLR Photo Group was also there, and we decided to get some dinner afterwards. We drove up to the Studio Diner, in the Kearny Mesa area of San Diego. It was built in 2003 by the film studio that operates next door, and has apparently been used as a set. It's open 24 hours, and the food is great.

Click here for more images from Horton Plaza.

Click here for a few more images from the Studio Diner.

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