Saturday, August 05, 2006

View from Coronado Bridge

Since I'm on vacation, I thought I would give a short tour of the city of Coronado, just across the bay from San Diego. Coronado is an "island" connected to San Diego by the Coronado Bridge as well as a small strip of land that leads into the city of Imperial Beach. In this photo, Coronado is on the left and downtown San Diego is on the right.

7 Comments:

Blogger Michelle B said...

Ooo, I love Coronado. I worked for the City briefly on my break from school one winter. Can't wait to see the rest of your photos. I've been thinking of heading over that way to take some photos myself:)

Sat Aug 05, 03:17:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Stu "El Inglés" Harris said...

Here's a rumour about Coronado that I've always been intrigued by:

The bridge is thought to be a potential security risk because in time of war it could be brought down into the bay, thus trapping a substantial amount of naval shipping in South Bay. Therefore a colossal quantity of explosives (some even say a nuke) is already buried under Silver Strand, to create an escape to the open ocean if that situation arose.

Map help for non-San Diegans:
http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&country=US&addtohistory=&searchtab=home&formtype=address&popflag=0&latitude=&longitude=&name=&phone=&level=&cat=&address=&city=coronado&state=ca&zipcode

Sat Aug 05, 08:09:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Stu "El Inglés" Harris said...

Oh, the mapquest URL was too long. Try this:
http://tinyurl.com/eqj6r

Sat Aug 05, 08:10:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Susan said...

Felicia, I've been lurking for a while and have really been enjoying your site.

I grew up in San Diego, my husband lived in OB and I worked in Coronado for a while.

In fact, we are coming for a visit next week!

Sat Aug 05, 12:11:00 PM PDT  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

Wow, so beautiful, so blue!!

Sun Aug 06, 05:04:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Kala said...

WOW - this is a nice photo - looks like you were in a very tall hotel or a plane!

Sun Aug 06, 03:49:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Stu "El Inglés" Harris said...

kala since Felicia isn't really here I'll answer for her: No, that's how high the Coronado bridge is near the centre of the span.

Mon Aug 07, 02:20:00 PM PDT  

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