A DOOR FEATURE and DOOR (scroll down)


Above the door of the museum of Art in Balboa Park, San Diego, built in 1926.
It is said to be the largest and oldest in the region. Wikipedia notes that the number of visitors is close to half a million a year.

This feature of the door is inspired by the door of the University of Salamanca (W. of Madrid, Spain). Their strength is a collection of Spanish painters. The initial collection was donated by Three Putnam Sisters. ((Wikipedia)
Tue Travel, Tue Treasures





Tiny blue flowers in Old Town San Diego
Floral Bliss, Floral Fri Foto




Look who is getting some honey!
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The Alchemy Shop
Am reading on the blackboard board left: Cafe treats,  tattoos.
Okay, just to take a pic of the door then, in Folsum, CA.
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In the Los Angeles basin. Left the traffic lights here, to show
how much the palms are “up there!”
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The hills around here look magical  when  the sun and clouds play.
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46 Comments Add yours

  1. Those flowers are lovely!!

  2. Cathy says:

    What lovely photos you have. I especially like the one of the art museum. Wishing you well.

  3. Fun60 says:

    Tremendous carvings on the museum in the first picture. I couldn’t see where the traffic lights were in your LA photo! Just as well I didn’t drive when I visited. (I did spot them eventually)

  4. Dan Antion says:

    I’ve been through Balboa Park and Old Town, but not with enough time to appreciate the details. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Betty Crow says:

    Love it all, especially the sun on the mountainx!

  6. Ruth says:

    Ha, ha! Yesterday, I was talking with a coworker about San Diego. I want to see if I can visit soon. I have a long list of places I want to see (have been many times but the list keep growing). I wanted to ask you about the big painting you were working on. How it is going?

  7. jesh stg says:

    Oh I finished it in Sept -Oct. But I had people already come and look at it in Aug. – all in small groups, very interestingly, not by direct invitation, but people wanting to come to us.

  8. riitta k says:

    The flower with a bee is gorgeous ❤ Don't know the name but does not matter, beautiful.

  9. wonderful way to illustrate elevated

    Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  10. Joanne Sisco says:

    Beautiful images in here – especially the palm trees. I love the lighting with the dark clouds overhead.

  11. Marie-OR says:

    Been to Balboa Park…neat entranceway. Glad you included it in a lovely montage of photos from San Diego and area. I especially loved the rolling hills!

  12. Roger Green says:

    I haven’t been to SD since 2005! I should go back!

  13. Anita says:

    Great pics. They have told so many stories!

  14. Peabea says:

    Ah…some color in my dreary and snow covered world right now. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  15. Pieni Lintu says:

    Nice shots again!

  16. Gosh, that’s an amazing door. I’m going to look for it the next time we visit San Diego. That’s a cool photo of the bee coming out of the flower. Bzzzzz.

  17. jesh stg says:

    We kept coming back to Old Town because they had (first) all kinds of boutigues, and …there were a few restaurants with authentic Mexican food that was student prices:):) and Balboa Park for the museum exhibits. and the kids liked the fountains botanical building,, etc.

  18. jesh stg says:

    Thank you Melody – E was Easy:)

  19. jesh stg says:

    Added, about your hair, that is amazing how good it looks on you! Not many can wear white or grey. Here it’s a fad and young people go the the stylist, and pay sometimes $600- for it!

  20. jesh stg says:

    Thank you Joanne! I posted the photo of the palms for the E (Elevated) of ABC Wednesday. The links on the bottom of the post are all direct links, so you can click on it and have a look if you’re interested:)

  21. I love both the museum and Balboa Park. The front of that building is really something to see.

  22. Balboa park is a lovely place! We used to visit often along with the San Diego Zoo. Lovely photos, I specially like the Weekend Green. Such a dramatic sky.


  23. Dan Antion says:

    I may get back out there in 2019, so maybe I’ll have a chance to go inside some of the museums. The time I was there, a friend and I had dinner at a restaurant near those museums, but they were already closed and we were already late.

  24. Norm 2.0 says:

    The last shot of the hills is just magical. Nicely done 🙂

  25. Jackie says:

    Been to Balboa Park and love it!

  26. jesh stg says:

    Thank you Norm! Hills are additive. Don’t know if I can get used to “flat” terrain again.

  27. jesh stg says:

    ITo soak up the atmosphere, t’s really worth being in Balboa Park when the shops and museums are open.

  28. What amazing doors to the art museum, the work that would have gone into them. It must be a wonderful place to visit judging by the entrance. Lovely colours in the bee photo, Jesh.

  29. slfinnell says:

    Art museums are my weakness when traveling. 😉

  30. Peter B says:

    Balboa Park has got to be one of the best parks in S CA. Such an amazing place! Love the shot of the LA palms, too. Classic!!

  31. prior.. says:

    the traffic lights do show how tall the trees are! and for some reason, I think the Southern Cal region has palm trees all their own – compared to what I see around florida
    and lovely blue on the alchemist shop door- and nice chandelier inside there….
    happy Thursday Jesh (what is left of it….)

  32. betty - NZ says:

    A fantastic variety of photos!

  33. KL says:

    What those blue flowers are? They look gorgeous. Beautiful pics as well. Seems like you travel across CA a lot 🙂

  34. jesh stg says:

    In my mind a travel a lot:):) my archives are large:) Am the worst in remember names of plants and flowers. The little flowers all are part of a long cone – shaped flower. When you look closely you see they’ re supported by something green, which makes me think that it’s a cactus. I looked on my external drive and of course I can’t find the whole flower:(

  35. jesh stg says:

    Thank you Jean! They also have a few beautiful fountains, train museum, at least 2 other art museums, a scientific museum (for kids), some international events, artists who have shops there, and some restaurants. There’s always something going on there.

  36. Nice to see the warm colours while I am sitting here in winter weather. 🙂

  37. Ally Bean says:

    I want to visit The Alchemy Shop. Or at least I think I do! The black doors are cool, regardless of what goes on inside that shop.

  38. A fun series of photos! The palm trees are my favorites today

  39. nannie2four says:

    The flowers are gorgeous. Purple is my favorite color! And more blue skies! I shared a blue sky also. Thanks again for sharing and being so faithful to link up each week. Have a great weekend!

  40. Eileen says:

    Hello, I am sure that is one happy bee in those beautiful blue flowers. I love the scene with the gorgeous palm trees and the shot of the countryside. Beautiful post.Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend!

  41. pappilanmummo says:

    The palms are fine to seeing

  42. Hello Jesh…boy I miss my bees and my flowers..thank you for sharing your unique posts with Nature Notes…hug..Michelle

  43. Oh, a spectacular door feature! I haven’t been to either San Diego or Salamanca yet but here, an anecdote for you: I was chatting with several women from Madrid who were on a visit to Slovenia. It was hard with my rusty Spanish. I tried to explain to them that many of my high school classmates went to summer language school in Salamanca. When the time came for me to mention the name of the town, I said Casablanca instead. 😀 Much laughter followed when it was cleared out.

  44. jesh stg says:

    Thank you Manja! Some language mistakes are embarrassing, but this one is cute:):)

  45. Mascha says:

    Famous door in the first. An Alchemy shop must have cafè with gold or other substances 😉

  46. Mascha says:

    Thanks for linking up (my cat just bothered me) and Greetings from Germany

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