The older I get, the more in love I become with Balboa Park. It’s a most wonderful place.
I took a long, random walk around the park today.
Here are a few photos…
It’s Sunday. So late this morning I headed up into Balboa Park!
A meander through Balboa Park is both relaxing and invigorating. So much life all around. There are smiles, carefree laughter and people from all walks of life moving together in a natural unfettered dance. Like one happy whirl in the sunlight. A dance of life in beautiful Balboa Park!
Do you dance? Would you like to learn? You’ll see a sign that contains many opportunities in the coming photos. Click any sign that interests you and the image will enlarge for easier reading!
Another wonderful day in Balboa Park. I took lots of photos.
As I walked past the Spreckels Organ Pavilion, I paused for a bit to talk to the creator of a small 20 pipe street organ named Misty. The gentleman, dressed in steampunk gear, was pleased to demonstrate his musical instrument. He made it from a kit. Now he’s inventing another organ of his own design. Using air compressed by a bellows, the music is generated from a perforated paper roll that is turned by hand.
Nearby, a talented artist was painting the musician’s portrait, daubing her canvas with bright color. I felt as if I were walking through a childhood dream, filled with surprising, fanciful sights and sounds.
New wonders await around every corner in Balboa Park!
Jim Coffee is the musician–he left a comment! And he actually built the organ from scratch! My misunderstanding!