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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ornate Tile in the Train Station

San Diego, California ~ November 5, 2009

Sadly, this isn't a better photo, but it's the only one I took showing the ornate tile inside the Santa Fe Train Station in San Diego.

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9 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

It's not that bad and the colors are great! We live only about 50 miles from this station and sometimes hop on the train by our house and go there for the day or overnight. I like most of San Diego a great deal. Great weather there...

tapirgal said...

Thanks, Pat. I felt better about it once I looked at someone else's photo that was all yellowish and bluish. I had a good time rediscovering parts of SD in November 2009. I lived my first 20+ years in So. Cal., and visited often, but mainly only the zoo. It was nice to see other things this trip. And the weather was stellar.

JM said...

Beautiful tile work! Great colours.

Jacob said...

Beautiful...it's not a bad photo at all. The Santa Fe Railroad has some history! We'll probably never know all of it...but would be interesting.

catherine todd said...

I had no idea the Santa Fe Train Station would have such beautiful tile work; but why not? The NYC subway has the standard, iconic white subway tiles, so why not make it really beautiful in New Mexico? I will have to try and do some of this in Guatemala when I start building down there. Thanks for such a lovely, lovely photo, and inspiration, too!

catherine todd said...

Whoops... I see it is in San Diego, not Santa Fe... inspiring all the more. Hope to see it myself one day!

Lee Spangler said...

fortunately so many train stations have retained their artistic integrity. Does this have anything to do with the notion that railroad people and the public are enchanted by trains?

Jacob said...

Hi Tapirgal...just a comment about your comment about the book "Where Men Win Glory" - I had not heard of the book so had to look it up; does it tell the "true" story of Pat Tillman - how he really died and how the military covered it up and made him a pretend hero?

If so, I don't think the author will be hassled because that's pretty well-known now. But one never knows. The DHS may decide we don't have the right to know and ban it!

Francisca said...

Why is there a Santa Fe Train Station in San Diego? Or is this like a subway stop...? The tiles are definitely cool...