Out & About—The unusual and strange

Out & About

I teach chess on weekdays at elementary school after-school enrichment programs, which means my afternoons are taken. Mornings, then, are reserved for home inspections or getting out and about to enjoy all that is San Diego.

Home inspections during rain, or even the threat of rain, are rare, so these past few mornings I have been out searching for San Diego Historical Landmarks. Sometimes when the landmark is no longer there, probably having been destroyed in the name of progress, I will drive the neighborhood looking for good photography subjects.

Always amazed, I am, at some of the things I find, such as this rooftop horse:

Rooftop horse

Rooftop horse

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

I found a large mural of a woman with spider webs on her forehead and surrounded by roses. Perhaps this is Spider Woman:

Mural in San Diego

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

The historical landmark I was searching for still existed but was being renovated, so the pictures aren’t real good with scaffolding and such surrounding the house. However, the rooftop adornments were quite interesting:

Rooftop adornments

Rooftop adornments

Rooftop adornments

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

I also found the Monkey Paw Brewing Company.

Monkey Paw Brewing Company San Diego

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

Sadly, the Monkey Paw Brewing Company was not open at 7:00 a.m. Surely it was 5:00 somewhere in the world, right?

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

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6 thoughts on “Out & About—The unusual and strange

  1. jolynnpowers

    Just a FYI the woman with the spider web face is a Senorita from the Day Of the Dead Celebrations that are wide spread with the Latino culture of Cal. I am guessing she is one of the names on the wall… some ones memorial paint large and loud… miss these traditions here in the East .

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