This summer I spent a week in the San Diego area, my first visit there in many years. We spent an afternoon exploring San Diego’s Old Town, which is truly a great place:
San Diego’s Old Town is unique in that it was basically abandoned for a more strategic site for the city, a few miles away, and closer to the natural harbor that modern day San Diego is located on. Because of this, Old Town is a perfectly preserved time capsule of town planning from the Spanish Colonial era of the mid 1800’s. The center of Old Town is the city green, dominated by a large ficus tree, easily more than 100-years old:
Stucco architectural details:
With Spanish style construction quite popular in the western US, and with it practically dominating all new construction in the St. George, Utah area, any one of these details could go a long way to improving the overall design of a place.