Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day!

Coronado's Fourth of July Parade was a two hour showcase of Americana.

Crowds flock to the island every year to watch the parade, play on the beach, then settle in for fireworks shows across the bay at night.  Parking can be pretty challenging, so we parked our car on Saturday and walked everywhere we needed to go.

Hope your holiday weekend was entertaining wherever you were! 

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Sunday Concert In The Park

It is the Fourth of July weekend, and Coronado is a buzz with festivities.  Tonight's Concert in the Park was so much fun, with the Stiletto's playing to an eager crowd.

Spreckels Park was packed with music lovers this evening, and children frolicked to the beat.  The only down side was when a Eucalyptus tree lost a branch that fell into a crowd of picnickers, causing a commotion and apparently leaving one man with a banged up head.  I hope he's okay.

Tomorrow is Coronado's biggest parade of the year, and I should have photos to share with you.  Hope you have a marvelous Independence Day!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Adopt Me!

This is Boomer, an endearing little dog with a big heart.  I took his photo on Saturday at the Coronado Animal Care Facility open house, where he was waiting for the right person to adopt him and give him a good home.  Doesn't he melt your heart?  He did mine!

You can check out more adoptable local pets at

Sunday, June 26, 2011

A Peek In Village Theater

We went to the newly reopened Coronado Village Theater yesterday, and it definitely exceeded our expectations!  It is a luxurious little nod to the past with Art Deco styling and old fashioned wide aisles.

Inside the theater you are surrounded by wall murals that showcase Coronado scenes with a three dimensional effect under special lights.

We saw Cars 2, a cute, entertaining movie that kids enjoyed and parents thought was maybe a little too long, but worth seeing.

Hope you had a great weekend!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Coronado Village Theater Is Open!

Coronado Village Theater is open for business!  

I shot this last night as people waited in line for tickets to a midnight showing.  Since I went to bed way before midnight I asked around today and everyone I spoke to who has been inside the theater has been extremely impressed with the renovation.

I'll fill you in after I see a movie there this weekend!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

A New Tool In The Toolbox?

The San Diego Skyline has been called the "toolbox", because several its buildings look like tools.  Here you can see two screwdriver shaped high-rises, and a phillips head screwdriver shaped building.

Now there is a new building taking shape across the San Diego Bay, and I'm curious if it will have a tool shape, or be an ordinary building.

I'll keep you posted.

P.S.  The Coronado Village Theater reopens tonight, after being boarded up for eleven years.  The newspaper showed a sneak preview of the renovations, and it looks great, keeping many of its historic features.  I'll post some photos in the next few days! 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

June Gloom

June gloom is upon us, but I think the thick marine layer just adds a quiet, reflective feel to our usually sunny town.

I shot this photo from outside the Coronado Recreation Center; you can make out the boats from the Coronado Yacht Club, with the Coronado Municipal Golf Course peeking out from behind, and of course the omnipresent San Diego skyline looming in the distance.

You may have noticed I've been spotty about posting this summer... it's funny how a little thing like school vacation can throw an entire household schedule into disarray (mostly in a fun way), but I'm ready to start posting photographs of our little island community again.  

Hope you'll stop by tomorrow!