Unique. I used to love that word. I would say it to just about anyone who would listen. That was when I was a kid and learning new words. I […]
Groundhog Day, February 2nd, is a popular tradition in the United States. It is also a legend that traverses centuries, its origins clouded in the mists of time with ethnic […]
History of the Legion of Honor “Alma Spreckels persuaded her husband, sugar magnate Adolph B. Spreckels, to recapture the beauty of the pavilion as a new art museum for San […]
Octagon House is a unassuming historical house built in 1861. According to Wikipedia, “Octagon houses were a unique house style briefly popular in the 1850s in the United States and […]
Located near the Hyde Street Cable Car turnaround, this visitor center and museum features San Francisco and Bay Area Maritime History. The museum holds a large collection of objects and […]
I had goose bumps when I heard this rendition by Ray Charles. What took me so long to find this? Happy 4th of July!
This is the view of the Balclutha that most people see when they are standing on Aquatic Park looking at Hyde Street Pier.
I missed blogging about the history of Dragon boats and Zongzi last week, so here’s my post, better late than never. On the fifth day of the fifth month on […]
Star of India was built in 1863 at Ramsey in the Isle of Man as Euterpe, a full-rigged iron windjammer ship. After a full career sailing from Great Britain to […]
Be prepared to be amazed by the realistic looking model railroads and model trains inside the San Diego Model Railroad Museum. “At 27,000 sq. ft., the museum is one the largest […]
I accidentally took the above picture one night while waiting for a train. Even though this really is a non-picture picture, it reminded me of the composition, Rhapsody in Blue. […]
Without even realizing it, we stood outside The Whaley House in Old Town, San Diego contemplating about where to go for dinner. After realizing where we were, we purchased tickets […]
Yesterday, we saw the U.S.S. Iowa leaving the Bay Area and headed for Los Angeles where she will eventually become a floating museum. Many people from all over came to […]