Wednesday/ downtown San Diego

Here are a few pictures from downtown San Diego. There are several new condo towers under construction, but the older buildings are the ones that are my favorites.

The San Diego City and County Administration Building, built in a Beaux-Arts/Spanish Revival-style, construction started in 1936, and it was dedicated in 1938 by FDR himself. ‘Good government demands the intelligent interest of every citizen’ .. never truer than in 2017.
The Santa Fe Depot (as it was originally designated) station opened in 1915, to accommodate visitors to the Panama-California Exposition. That is the San Diego Trolley in front of it. The station is also a stop for Amtrak and the Coaster commuter train that runs up to Oceanside.
The marquee of the Spreckels Theater Building on Broadway, which was completed in 1912. It has been in continuous use ever since, except for a few brief intervals for refurbishing.
The Balboa Theatre is a historic vaudeville/movie theater (just a few blocks from the Spreckels Theatre in downtown San Diego), built in 1924.
I took the Coaster from Santa Fe Depot station to Solana Beach’s station (picture), where I am staying (single fare ticket $5.50). The train cars are tall with three seating levels, and comfortable inside, and a great way to avoid traffic on I-5.


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