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Saturday, November 11, 2006

Short Visit to Diego / Petite Visite à San Diego

A couple of week-ends ago, I went to San Diego for a very quick visit.
Il y a quelques semaines, je suis allée à San Diego pour une visite éclair.

Of course, I brought you back a few pictures. Not very many, but a few.
Bien sûr, je vous ai rapporté quelques photos. Pas beaucoup mais quelques unes quand même.

For those of you who like ships, I took a bunch of pictures of the USS Midway (an aircraft carrier christened in 1945) and of the Star of India from the outside. But if you want to see them real close up and personal, you might want to click on the links below and check out the pictures and videos taken by the professionals. A word of warning, though, there is so much information and stuff to look at on these websites that you can get lost in there for hours! Both the USS Midway and the Star of India are now museums open to the public.

Pour ceux qui aiment les bateaux, j'ai pris quelques photos d'extérieur du Midway (un porte-avion Américain qui existe depuis 1945) et de L'Etoile des Indes. Mais si vous voulez vraiment bien les voir, il faut cliquer sur les liens ci-dessous et regarder les photos et videos des professionnels. Un avertissement au passage: il y a tellement d'informations sur ces deux sites que vous risquez de vous y perdre pour des heures. Le Midway et l'Etoile des Indes sont tous les deux devenus des musées ouverts au public.

I also took a few pictures of the Old Town State Historic Park. Walking around the Old Town gives you a taste for what the town may have been like a couple of hundred years ago.

J'ai aussi pris des photos de la Veille Ville / Parc Historique. Se promener là-bas laisse imaginer ce à quoi la ville a dû ressembler il a 100 ou 200 ans.

You can see all that my Flickr photo album or click on the thumbnails to the right side of the blog to access all pictures.

Toutes les photos sont accessibles sur mon album Flickr ou vous pouvez aussi y accéder en cliquant sur les petites photos sur la droite du blog.

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All about the Star of India

All about the Old Town State Historic Park

Official site for the USS Midway

Downloadable (superb) photographs of the Midway: right here (click on the tumbnails to enable full resolution and follow the instructions).
Pour télécharger des photos (superbes) du Midway: par ici . (Cliquer sur les photos pour les elargir et faites comme d'habitude).

My San Diego photo album on Flickr (mon album de photos sur San Diego)


Blogger Olivier said...

les bateaux a voile sont magnifiques. cela fait toujours rever.

sailing boats are splendid.
that always made dream.

8:39 PM  
Blogger MOM said...

voilà des photos qui vont ravir mon mari passionné de navires à voile ou de guerre!

3:02 AM  
Blogger L'Amerloque said...

Hi Tomate !

Amerloque frequented SD quite a bit in the 1950s and 1960s, when the skies were blue and the surf was up, when the SD population was mostly retired folks and military people. The center of town shut down at dusk.

One would go, on figurative tiptoes, to Tijuana, where there was no drinking age … and try to stay out of jail (à la the Kingston Trio) perhaps returning with a tuck 'n' roll …

It was a different world. (smile)


9:48 AM  
Blogger lynn said...

Beautiful shots!

1:52 PM  
Blogger DoctorDentons said...

I was also in SD in the 50's...was one of the military people and "really dug" the Kingston Trio...your post brought back memories... Thanks.

2:38 PM  
Anonymous NoComment said...

Fallait le dire que tu te rendais a San Diego! ;-)

3:06 PM  
Blogger lynn said...

Thanks Tomate for the laptop virus help. I've written the result at my blog. I do love these photos of yours. I'll be back to trawl through the previous ones at different times.

1:11 AM  
Blogger lynn said...

Merci Tomate pour m'aidee. J'ai ecrit le result dans ma serie. J'aime bien les photos ici. Je retourerai de temps en temps. J'espere que mon francais n'est pas trop mal. J'etais estudiante a l'universite il y a dix annees et j'ai oubliee beaucoup! x

1:15 AM  
Blogger JohnnyParsons said...

I lived in San Diego for a little over a year before I moved to Lexington. I frequently saw the "Star of India" but never boarded her. San Diego is a fun town but I hated the traffic jams. I think if I had lived in Hillcrest I might have been happier. My favorites to dine at lunchtime were Hamburger Mary's and the Crest Cafe. There was a restaurant on top of a hotel with a spectacular view but I forget its name. "Top something"

8:38 AM  
Blogger Elisabeth said...

My first trip to the West Coast, in Spring 2005, took me to a conference in San Diego, and I loved it. Because I had never been there, I decided to stay for the entire duration of the conference and even longer (my school was on break then), and I had a great time. I would go back in a minute. I have a colleague whose husband's family lives there, and those lucky devils get to go there sometimes twice a year.

6:31 PM  
Blogger newsjunkie said...

I'd like to be on any one of these boats right now.

5:29 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

The photo of the Midway is nice with the lighting. I also enjoyed "the movie"!

San Diego is great with the Coronado hotel. And I'm sure that you like it hot too! ;-)

5:38 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

Ooops...re-read that...hope it wasn't taken in bad taste.

5:38 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

Just read your comment on PDP...you really got me going now! LOL

12:42 AM  
Anonymous guillaume said...

voici deux sites Internet qui pourrait intéresser les bloggers francophone de Tomate Farcie :)

voilanewyork.com : site d'informations pratiques pour les francophones qui résident, vivent, etudient ou travaillent a New York.

Allô La Planète : émission radio animée par Eric Lange sur France Inter et dédiée aux francophones de la planète.

3:53 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

Tomate, I miss you! :-(
Buzzgirl too!

I know you're busy, but wanted you to know that I miss you...

9:05 AM  
Blogger lynn said...

Just checking in to see if you've posted any new stunning photos.... :)

5:46 AM  

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