Balboa Park San Diego, CA

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Balboa Park is a massive park in San Diego, CA that includes museums, the world famous San Diego Zoo, and many other photographic eye-catchers.

Balboa Park is a place you must go if you are visiting San Diego. This place has everything. Originally it was created to celebrate the world’s fair in 1915 and has continued to be an attraction ever since. We started by having a look at the Spreckles Organ Pavillion, which is an outdoor organ theater where you can watch a free show, but not when we were there.

Next we moved on to the main strip where all of the museums are located. We saw that the Museum of Photographic Arts was having an Ansel Adams exhibit so we decided to pay the $6 USD, and it was well worth it. Next we moved on to the large fountain at the end of the strip and people watched, as children played in the water and a wedding party had their photos taken.

Then we walked to the large 200 foot tower that is also a museum, but we decided to just take photos of the outside of the building. From there we walked through one of the many gardens and gazed at all the beautiful flowers and surroundings.
With it being such a hot day we had had enough and made our way back to the car for a much need drive back to the hotel for a little R&R.

Balboa Park can be enjoyed by anyone, there are so, many attractions it is impossible to experience everything in one day, my advice would be to plan your trip before you go, so that you are not overwhelmed when you get there. Parking is free and you can quite easily enjoy or time here without spending a penny.

Check out this site for more information and special deals : http://www.balboapark.org/

written by jblaze823 on 2010-02-24 in #world #locations #museum #park #diana-f #tower #fountains #people #pond #theater #yashica-electro-35 #palm-trees #walk #church #holga-cfn-120

6 Comments

  1. trash-gordon-from-outer-space
    trash-gordon-from-outer-space ·

    Hey, great location. I submitted some of my own pictures of Balboa park. I hope you don't mind.

  2. stouf
    stouf ·

    What a cool spot ! Great shots, my favourite is N°13.

  3. stijn_b
    stijn_b ·

    Yeah nice location! Shots number 8 and 13 are my favourites!

  4. jblaze823
    jblaze823 ·

    thanks for the comments, this is a great park, and trash, your shots are great, I was hoping people would add some of their own

  5. polythenepod
    polythenepod ·

    cool! I'm an intern for one of the museums here!

  6. mel1131
    mel1131 ·

    it is one of the best places in san diego for photography! i love it there(:

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