Balboa Park: El Prado, San Diego, CA
This weekend, I visited Balboa Park in San Diego, California for the first time. Wow-what a cool spot! I can't wait to go back and spend more time there. I spent most of my morning in the park's El Prado area.
Balboa Park is a 1200-acre green space in San Diego, CA. Named for the Spanish explorer Balboa, it contains gardens, promenades, museums, theatres, shops, and the San Diego Zoo. Local artists, animal rescue organizations, horticulturists, and street performers all set up shop on the grounds.
Balboa Park: El Prado
El Prado is a promenade that runs through the center of Balboa Park. Many of the buildings along Balboa Park's El Prado display the Spanish Colonial architectural style. This means lots of plaster walls, red clay roofs, and open arches.
I was lucky enough to get to borrow the Canon EF 24-105mm F/4 L lens for these shots. It's definitely going on my wish list--I loved how light it was on my camera, and I especially liked the creamy bokeh it produced.
Flowers at Balboa Park El Prado
There is no shortage of opportunity to shoot flowers at Balboa Park. I loved the squiggly lines on the buds of these flowers at El Prado.
Dogs at El Prado, Balboa Park
There are tons of cute dogs at Balboa Park. I could have spent all day just getting to know strangers' dogs and photographing them. Maybe I should do a series of the dogs of Balboa Park!
This bulldog was my favorite. He was a total ham for the camera. He even tried to lick my lens!