In May 2012, Jim and I took a 20-minute flight over San Diego for our 18th anniversary. I didn’t get many good pictures because it had been 35 years since I had been flying in a little puddle jumper. I just didn’t know what camera settings to use. Here is one of the best pictures from the flight:
I lettered the picture to tell you what’s being shown:
a – Coronado Shores condominiums — These condominium towers were built in the early 1970s. Since they block the ocean views for many inland businesses and residences, after they were built the city passed a building height ordinance. Maximum height in most cases, I believe, is 35 feet.
b – Hotel del Coronado — This historic and haunted (Room 3327) hotel was opened in 1887. I believe every president since then has stayed at the hotel, and “Some Like It Hot” starring Marilyn Monroe was filmed here. It is the most expensive piece of real estate in the United States, selling most recently for something like $384 million and currently valued at $519 million.
c – Coronado Golf Course — Opened in 1957, it is a public golf course, but it’s hard to play golf here if it’s your first time on the course since there simply are too many awesome views of everything! Par 72 and 6,590 yards from the blue tees.
d – San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge — Opened in August 1969, this bridge is 2.1 miles long and reaches a top height of 200 feet above the water, high enough to allow military ships to pass under it on their way to the 32nd Street Naval Station. Until 2008 it was the longest box girder bridge in the world. It is the third deadliest suicide bridge, behind the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and Aurora Bridge in Seattle. There is a suicide hotline number posted on the bridge. The supporting pillars on the bridge’s east end are painted with huge murals as part of Chicano Park and comprises the largest collection of Chicano murals in the world.
e – Glorietta Bay — A beautiful little bay and beach for the Coronado rich to play on and park their boats.
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