Saturday, August 25, 2007

Old Town - San Diego

The Cigar Shop

Inside the Cigar Shop

Various types of tea leaves and coffee grinds at the Coffee & Teas shop

Various pottery and garden decorations at the El Centro Artesan shop

One of the many Mexican restaurants in Old Town

Replica of a jail cell outside the local Courthouse & City Hall

Inside the Mason Street School, first public school in the area

One of the few Wells Fargo Bank stage coaches still left

If you're ever in San Diego, Old Town is a great place to visit to step back in time. This historic park consists of 9 square blocks of historical buildings interspersed with museums and shops to re-create life as it was in the 1800's.

My favorite was the Mason Street School. Visitors were asked by the docent to sit at the desks and imagine what it was like to be a student in the 1860's.

If you never been there, I hope you enjoy the photos or learned something new.

Also, congratulations to Digital Flower Pictures for being the first on my list to finish the Middle Name meme! As promised, I have some small souvenirs from San Diego for you. Send me a private email with your address if you want me to send them to you.

- AV

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