Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Still discovering Balboa Park
The sun showed up this morning and it's turning into a bright and sunny day! I'd think that I know Balboa Park very well by now, and I'd be wrong. Found a few more interesting plaques while roaming around today:
This is at the Spreckels Organ Pavillion. I didn't even realize that Ernestine Schumann-Heink, the great German contralto who originated the role of Klytämnestra in Richard Strauss' Elektra used to live in San Diego... Grossmont, where SDSU is, to be exact.
And this surprisingly (to ignorant me) politically enlightened proclamation was found in front of the House of Iran at the UN - International Cottages complex. How about that Cyrus the Great, ay!!
The International Cottages at the UN Complex in Balboa Park sure is a cool place to hang out at. There's a squirrel that hangs near the Ukraine House that would almost feed from your hand... When nobody is watching, of course (after all, you aren't supposed to feed the animals).