Monday, August 17, 2015

Groovy San Diego

Balboa Park, where 100 years ago the Panama California Exposition took place, is going strong. Many of the exhibition buildings designed to be transitory (plaster of paris and chicken wire) have survived and been
restored in recent years. Lots of the platteresque of the Spanish Fantasy Style. In an exhibit of the San Diego History Center we learned the exhibition was actually extended a second year in 1916, enterprisingly reusing exhibits from its 1915 rival, the World Exhibition in San Francisco. The carillon of what was then called the California Tower, now the Museum of Man, celebrated with some Simon & Garfunkel...

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