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Time Travel in San Diego

After a quick stop in Old Town San Diego, we headed to the Gas Lamp Quarter of San Diego. And WOW what a treat that was. The gas lamps that were popular in San Diego during the 19th and 20th century is where this area gets it name. Although I am a SoCal gal I had never been to this area. Shocking huh? Anyway, I fell in love. I felt like I had been transported into another era yet at the same time it was a hip place. However, it wasn't too hip. B called it a messier kind of hip ( in a good way). Sometimes when I travel to cities I often feel like a country mouse even though I grew up in LA. But here I felt just right.Now back to the feeling of being in another era. I was amazed by the architecture. It turns out that this area is " one of the largest and most architecturally significant historic districts in the country." There are many beautiful buildings that will transport you to simpler times.You will find a mix of Victorian, Baroque, Spanish, Renaissance Revival and many other styles of architecture. One of my favorite buildings was the Yuma Building and it you click here, you can see what it was like in yesteryear.
Needless to say I had a great time exploring San Diego. If you can't make it out here yet, I bet there are many historical gems in your town for you to still discover.

5 comments

Mama C said...

Awesome photos, yet again! As you know, we are hoping to take our next vacation in the San Diego area. We will definitely pass thru the gas lamp district!

Deetree said...

I was born in San Diego (Balboa hospital) and lived there when I was very very young, so I remember my house but nothing more! I really want to get back out there someday. :]

Claire, said...

beautiful!

Carmi said...

I came THIS close to being in San Diego last year. Was supposed to attend a conference, but at the last minute my schedule changed and I had to cancel.

Through your pictures, I feel as if I've been there. Next time, though, I'll just have to make it over in person. I think I could spend weeks there taking in the amazing architecture.

As ever, you captured it beautifully.

Mary-Laure said...

Oh dear, you so make me miss California! I went to San Diego a couple of times and loved it.