Southern California is all beaches and beautiful people right? Not totally. It’s also lots of desert and strange things. Take a look at some of what I found while having a day to kill driving from Los Angeles to San Diego.
As of this post on March 15, 2013, I have spent more time in Southern California than anywhere else in the past 2 years. While since March, 2011 I have driven across the country twice, been to Scotland, and spent lots of time in New York and the east coast, I have spent approximately 13 or 14 months in Southern California. It never ceases to amaze me in its diversity. I guess that’s why the movie industry is here – so much to see within a few hours…not just beaches (but they have them too)
This may be my last website post before driving back to New York, so here are some photos from around Southern California that are pretty diverse:
I took a drive to the Salton Sea, for my third visit to Bombay Beach, and I finally checked out Salvation Mountain and Slab City, which were two places I hadn’t seen before. The desert is a weird, weird place. But I kind of love it.
See a few more photos of the Salton Sea here.
From Ocean Beach, near where I live, to La Jolla, you can find all sorts of different people, places, and types of shoreline…all without leaving the city of San Diego. Here is a little sampling of that.
I try to expand my horizons and find new places to see often, but Sunset Cliffs Natural Park in the Point Loma section San Diego has almost had a lock on my attention of late. It has incredible rock formations, strange staircases, trees, surfers, abandonment, varied levels of tides, and all sorts of other things that fascinate me. I can park my car at the same corner of Sunset Cliffs Boulevard and have countless photographic choices. All of the photos in this post are taken within a short distance of each other, but by no means on the same day. I hope you enjoy them.
I have had a good opportunity to continue exploring various parts of the greater San Diego area of late – here are a few shots from around town and a bit of of town
If you haven’t noticed, I travel a lot, and keep bouncing around the country, but for the next 4-5 months, I have found a home in the Point Loma / Ocean Beach area of San Diego. I’m trying to explore it as best I can, and I keep getting drawn to the interesting coastline. There’s a series of strange stairways and paths down to the ocean, that I can’t really understand, but it’s sure fun to check it out.
I’m familiarizing myself with the San Diego area, and starting to figure out what about it intrigues me and what does not. It’s fairly diverse geographically, and fun to explore. And there’s lot of human influence, that’s for sure.