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Page 1 includes Welcome to San Diego -- Trolleys -- Gaslamp Quarter -- Old Town

Page 2 includes Around Town -- Midway Museum -- San Diego Zoo & Balboa Park

Page 3 includes Harbor Cruise

AROUND TOWN

 


county building
The San Diego County Administrative Building
This historic building was erected in 1938

 

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Another view of the administrative center

Petco Park
Petco Park in in the Gaslamp District and is home to the Padres
Photo from Visitors Bureau - January 2012
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A view of the city near the harbor - January 2012

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An interesting statue in downtown - January 2012


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A submarine in the harbor - January 2012
navy offices
Navy Administration Building - January 2012

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U.S. Courthouse - January 2012
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A view of the San Diego Skyline from the Point Loma area
photo from Visitors Bureau - 2012


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Dolphin Show at Sea World
Photo from Visitors Bureau - 2012
Seaport Village
Seaport Village has lots of shops and eateries, not to
mention some wonderful vistas of the harbor and area - 2012
Star of India Sailing Ship
The Star of India has been used in many movies
Photo from Visitors Bureau - January 2012

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The NBC Building downtown - January 2012

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The ATT Building downtown - January 2012
Harbor Area
A little cafe and gift shop next to the pier where we caught the harbor cruise
January 2012
Midway Carrier Museum
This huge cruise ship came into port while we were walking around.
We had never seen anything so big- January 2012
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unconditional surrender statue

unconditional surrender statue

UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER

The famous statue of a Navy sailor kissing a nurse at Tuna Harbor is scheduled to be taken down at the end of January 2012

"Unconditional Surrender,'' by J. Seward Johnson, is a depiction of a famous 1945 Life magazine photograph taken in Times Square in New York when the end of World War II was announced.

The 6,000 pound sculpture is owned by the Santa Monica-based nonprofit Sculpture Foundation and the statue has been on loan to the port since 2007.

Prior to its local installation, the sculpture was displayed in New York as part of the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, and then displayed in Sarasota, Fla. through the summer of 2006.

Notice the woman near the nurse's foot to compare the actual size of the statue to people. It really is a huge work of art standing 25 feet tall!.

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MIDWAY AIRCRAFT CARRIER MUSEUM

Midway Carrier Museum
Midway Carrier Museum

The Midway served America longer than any aircraft carrier - from the end of World War II until the liberation of Kuwait in 1991. The average age of a sailor on board was only 19 years old. It is now operated as the USS Midway Museum with self-guilded tours for both adults and children. This fascinating tour takes you below above deck and everything in between. Knowledgeable docents at all levels explain how the ship worked and functioned. Up on the flight deck, there are additional activities including climbing right inside some aircraft and helicopters. There is a gift shop and cafe aboard. You could spend a greater part of a day just wandering around and learning new things.

Midway Carrier Museum
Midway Carrier Museum

Midway Carrier Museum

View from the flight deck of the USS Midway - January 2012

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Another view from the topside of the Midway - January 2012

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Leaving the ship - January 2012
Midway Carrier Museum
A memorial plaque for the Midway - January 2012

 

Midway Carrier Museum
Front view of the Midway - January 2012

Midway Carrier Museum

 

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SAN DIEGO ZOO


The San Diego Zoo was first founded in 1916 by Harry M. Wedgforth, M.D. The mission was and is conservation, education and recreation organization dedicated to the reproduction, protection and exhibition of animals, plants and their habitats. Today the San Diego Zoo is home to over 4,000 rare and endangered animals representing more than 800 species and subspecies, as well as over 700,000 exotic plants. The zoo is one of the most famous in the world.
San Diego Zoo
January 2012
San Diego Zoo
The sign at the entrance gates to the zoo - January 2012
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The zoo entrance complete with an elephant topiary
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This polar bear was a real show-off
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San Diego Zoo
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Balboa Park
El Prado Theater
The Casa del Prado Theater in Balboa Park

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum
Entrance to the museum
Natural History Museum
This shark was VERY realistic...& huge
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Natural History Museum
Famous Morton Bay Fig Tree outside the museum was planted in 1915
for the exposition. Children could climb its branches until the late 1980's
when root damage began from all the foot traffic. It was then fenced off
and given lots of TLc until it has recovered, but is still fenced off.

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Fountains at Balboa Park

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Reflecting Pools at the park
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