Monday, June 25, 2007

San Diego (Some Like It Hot)

aka Hotel Del Coronado
I have been a little behind in some of entries I intended to write. I have some work I need to do with some peak hikes I intend to write up so I should be doing that as the summer goes on. Rather than throw out some more Alabama Hills pictures which I can always do and will continue to do, I thought I would show some stuff I took in San Diego some months back. I have always been a fan of California historical landmarks so lets start here:
I must admit that I am not the biggest fan of San Diego. The times I have gone there I have felt I did not have that much to do. When I was kid there was always the zoo and Sea World, but now I just do not enjoy it as much. There are some things I want to go back to in the next few months, but to me it always seems just like a big housing development. Hotel del Coronado is one of the few landmarks that is very powerful in San Diego. It was build in the mid-1880's. To spend time there you definitely have to have some money.
Many famous people have spent time here. It is well known from the Marilyn Monroe movie Some Like It Hot and a few others. It has an interesting structure to it.
The following picture, from what I remember, was a furnace. I can't remember anymore details to it.
Here is the famous Dragon Tree.
I have more from San Diego for some other time. I am a person who is not usually impressed with the more expensive aspects of locations and life. I am more into the natural beauty of the areas I have visited. However, there are some out there that might read this that like this sort of think so I thought I would include it. It does have some important historical value, as well as, movie history to it. Please refer to the following links for more information: