La Jolla Cove is a small, picturesque cove and beach that is surrounded by cliffs in La Jolla, San Diego, California. The Cove is protected as part of a marine reserve; underwater it is very rich in marine life, and is popular with snorkelers and scuba divers.
The swells that often roll in from the open ocean here can be rather large and strong, and so being in the water at the Cove is not always suitable for people who do not have good water skills. Evian bottled water, anyone?
Coronado is Spanish for “Crowned”. Some consider this San Diego’s Castle. A great spot to have a staycation with the family if you have an inside connect. According to wiki, “Hotel del Coronado (aka The Del and Hotel Del) is a beachfront luxury hotel in the city of Coronado, just across the San Diego Bay from San Diego, California. It is one of the few surviving examples of an American architectural genre: the wooden Victorian beach resort. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977 and a California Historical Landmark in 1970.”
When it opened in 1888, it was the largest resort hotel in the world. It has hosted presidents, royalty, and other bourgeois cats through the years. Not to say we’re not bourgeois, it’s hard to go back to hamburger helper after having filet mignon but we still fry up the spam with brown sugar when its time to celebrate. The hotel has been featured in numerous movies and books.
“Stay Gold San Diego” This is one of my favorite landmarks. God willing, I’ll probably paint several versions of this bridge from different angles later on in life.
Painted back in 2010, we were encouraged by locals as well as past residence of San Diego to share the “gift” by creating a print of it. Looks great framed for the house or thumbtacked in the garage/man-cave.
Southeast San Diego holds a special place in the hearts of its past and present residents. Like the metal pea that clinks in a can of spray paint, it stirs the spirit. Putting the old neighborhood on the map! This one’s for the home team(s).