Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

I have been to San Diego too many times to count.  But this particular day, I was able to spend at Balboa Park.

Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

It is a massively huge urban cultural park with world-class architecture, open spaces, green gardens, and walking/hiking paths.

Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

It also is home to an art museum, a few theaters, and the San Diego Zoo.  There are many recreational facilities, gift shops, and restaurants all around and it literally can take up a whole day of meandering thru it to see it all.

 

Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

Balboa Park, San Diego, CA


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Named for the Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa, it hosted the 1915–1916 Panama and Californian Exposition and 1935–1936 California Pacific International Exposition.  Though I am not so sure about what those expositions were all about, they left a legacy of beauty here in sunny San Diego.

Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

And I love it.  What stunning beauty to wander around in on a crisp, sunshiny day!

Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

And while I was there, I got to experience something amazing.  Something you just don’t see every day.  An expression of love.  Which is something I long to see in this world.

Hearts of Balboa Park, San Diego, CA USA

Hearts of Balboa Park, San Diego, CA USA

So I was taking photos of the intricate architecture, when suddenly I saw, up in the sky, an airplane twirling down, as if it was going to fall from the sky, and as I looked further, I could see that he actually gained momentum,  he revved up his engine and then went up again.  After a while, I could see what he was really doing.  He was a paid skywriter.  He was professing the love someone had for another by making white puffy cloud hearts in the sky.  And so as I stopped and watched him do it over and over again until he had the perfectly shaped heart.  It was if he was dancing in the air with that tiny airplane, making deep gestures, and then pulling up with all his might.  I thought about what a romantic thing it was and how chivalry is not dead.

Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

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Want to read more about San Diego?

Hop on over to my article on Travelocity: Romance Blossoms in San Diego

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