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San Diego Skyline

San Diego Skyline - Taylor Sanderson

Night shot of the San Diego Skyline by Taylor Sanderson.


Flux Eternal

San Diego sunset Salk Institute

Sairam Sundaresan captures this amazing image of the San Diego (La Jolla) sunset at the Salk Institute.

Says Sairam:

The Salk institute in San Diego has some mind blowing architecture. The institute is housed in a complex designed by the firm of Louis Kahn. Michael Duff of the Kahn firm was the supervising architect and a major design influence on the structure that consists of two symmetric buildings with a stream of water flowing in the middle of a courtyard that separates the two.The institute is closed on weekends, but I didn’t know that 😉 The security guard was kind enough to let me take a shot during sunset. In the end, this is the shot I got. I’ll probably go back here soon. The place has a very ethereal feel to it.

San Diego Skyline

San Diego California night skyline downtown colors water

Photographer Alex Gaflig captures a picturesque vision of the colors of the San Diego skyline at night.


Golden Gate Fog

Golden Gate Bridge Fog Penaroza San Francisco California

San Francisco’s Painted Ladies

San Francisco’s ‘Painted Ladies’ are homes built during the Victorian era – the period spanning the reign of Queen Victoria (1837–1876) and the Edwardian era – and the period spanning the reign of her successor King Edward VII (1901–1910).

Painted Ladies are known for their vibrant colors and intricate architectural detailing. They are also recognized for the distinctive lacey appearance of the woodwork on their porches, shutters, moldings and around windows and eaves. Classic Painted Ladies are painted in three or more contrasting colors, which are in balance and harmony with the architecture. The colors are used to bring out the decorative embellishment of the houses – sometimes, up to 11 different colors are used to create the desired effect.