While in San Diego we also went to Balboa Park, a really beautiful place with amazing architecture. This part of the park is like a little village with tiny houses and shops where artists display and sell their paintings, jewelry and so on. Unfortunately, all the shops were closed when we were there…
I just loved the colorful cobbled floor!
Churchtower in Balboa Park. The architecture of the buildings reminds me a lot of the old buildings in Barcelona.
Such a wonderful and serene place. It was suprisingly quiet and relaxed here.
Another really cool thing in Balboa Park is a little village with small pavillons from many countries in the world, including the German pavillon. We picked a really bad date for coming here because the pavillons were also closed haha! But well, I was still happy to have found that place :) Btw, for my readers who don’t speak German, the sign above the door means something like “coziness”, it’s a very typical German expression and rather hard to translate.
We also checked out the San Diego County Fair, which was like a huge Volksfest as we would say in the South of Germany :D Although American fairs are always different, you don’t only have the typical stuff like small roller coasters, a ferris wheel, shooting stands and all that – they also displayed cattle, pigs and other farm animals, they had something like a craftsmen’s exhibition and even a little space exhibition thing sponsored by the NASA but I found that rather poorly done and boring since I’ve already seen that stuff in the Air & Space Museum in Washington.
And now behold the most disgusting food I’ve ever seen here in all the 6 months that I’ve lived here:
Seriously, I thought Americans and their weird obsession about the most unhealthy foods ever couldn’t surprise me any longer but obviously I was wrong! Chocolate? pretty good! Bacon? Really really good. But both of them together? That is just g r o s s XD
Oh yeah, btw did I mention that there was something like an aerial passenger way going from one end of the fair to the other? I mean the whole area was pretty huge but I guess that was intended for all the overweight and lazy Americans who were too lazy to walk the whole way :P