Coronado, California: a Photojournal

the beach on Coronado
“And every day her loveliness, shines pure, without a flaw; new charms entrance our every glance, and fill our souls with awe!” -L. Frank Baum (author of the Wizard of Oz), on Coronado

 

I visited San Diego, California, in August this year, when I drove there with my oldest son as part of our mom-son roadtrip. Now, having visited, briefly, I can say San Diego is beautiful — but my favorite part was getting to see my friend Carrie and tour her beloved Coronado.

Coronado is resort city (island) located in San Diego County, California, across San Diego Bay from downtown San Diego, and is an island connected to the mainland by a tombolo, which they call the Silver Strand.

The Hotel del Coronado is a historic landmark on the island, built in 1888, and is famous for inspiring L. Frank Baum, who wrote The Wizard of Oz at the hotel on Coronado between 1904 – 1910.

I took many photographs, which say far more than words…

Coronado, California: a Photojournal

 

Point Loma, California
Sailboats and the view of Point Loma from Coronado, California
the beach on Coronado
the beach on Coronado
the beach on Coronado
the beach on Coronado
Bird of Paradise flower at the Hotel del Coronado
Bird of Paradise flower at the Hotel del Coronado
the Hotel del Coronado
the Hotel del Coronado
Plumeria, local tropical flowers
Plumeria, local tropical flowers
the View from Coronado across to San Diego downtown
the View from Coronado across to San Diego downtown
Me and my writing buddy and longtime friend, Carrie
With my writing buddy and longtime friend, Carrie

 

Have you visited California? Where is your favorite spot? (Mine might be Coronado, aka Paradise!)

Published by Jennifer Lyn Art

About Jennifer Writer Author Photographer Artist Corporate Marketer Happy Wife & Mom World Traveler Grateful.

6 thoughts on “Coronado, California: a Photojournal

  1. I’ve been to California several times–my favorite place is Disneyland. I love the magical atmosphere and the way the park looks when lit at night. It is truly the happiest place on earth.

    Jennifer, your photography is always fabulous. (I’m jealous) I was in Yellowstone last weekend, and my photos leave much to be desired 😦

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    1. Yellowstone must have been fabulous. I’m sorry about your photographs, Kim — that’s the thing about travel, isn’t it? We want to have great photos to bring home with us. I take tons of photos (so there’s usually one I love), and sometimes need to use photoshop on them to get the lighting right, afterward. Disappointing photos happen, unfortunately. I hope you find some that bring back the good memories!

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