San Diego

Outdoor Organ

San Diego

Posted: October 13, 2010

Balboa also has an outdoor organ that puts on weekly concerts, which I thought was quite a brilliant idea. The organ and pipes are hidden behind the large door in the photo above. While I was there, I heard an organist practicing Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, and his interpretation is interesting. If […]

Sailing Ship

San Diego

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On another floating museum, the Star of India, a group of school kids are ‘hired’ on as sailors and in the track below they are getting their orders from the Captain. The ‘sailors’ try their hand at raising the sails. I’m staying in the suburbs, and here is a clip from what the backyard sounded […]

Wharf

San Diego

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America excels at military museums. On the San Diego waterfront there are all sorts of vessels moored that have been turned into museums. Tall masted sailing ships, a riverboat, and even two submarines. Inside one of the sailing ships, which had a metal hull, and a submarine, there were tick-clicking sounds coming from the sides […]

Blacksmith

San Diego

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A black smith was making tongs, and in the track she is hammering her piece of metal, brushing it with a steel brush, placing it back in the coals, then talking to other tourists to arrive to watch. In the second track she works the huge bellows at my request. (no photo of bellows- they […]

Metal Windchimes

San Diego

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As far south and west as I’m going on this continent. I’m in San Diego for a good number of days, and my new best friend is the public transit system. We’re spending lots of time together! The 921A bus had a great squeak that turned into a two-tone groove every time it slammed over […]