Tuesday, July 17, 2007

I left my heart in San Francisco

Did you think you were looking at a photo of San Francisco? Well, this building is here in downtown San Diego. This is the only Victorian hotel of this era still located on its original site, according to the the Gaslamp Quarter Historic Foundation. Built in 1887 as the Grand Pacific Hotel, it was used at the turn of the century for "community relief services" and also housed the children's hospital until 1920.

11 Comments:

Blogger travelphilippines said...

wow a very nice looking building....

Tue Jul 17, 12:17:00 PM PDT  
Blogger GMG said...

Beautiful building, great picture! And the blue colour is superb...

Tue Jul 17, 03:31:00 PM PDT  
Blogger isabella said...

What a beauty! Love the detail...

Tue Jul 17, 03:44:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Curly said...

Community relief services?

Probably as blue as the building :)

South Shields Daily Photo

Tue Jul 17, 05:05:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Tara said...

It's interesting how it's been used as a hotel and a children's hospital. Is it still in use as a hotel, or as perhaps apartments?

Tue Jul 17, 05:16:00 PM PDT  
Blogger lv2scpbk said...

I like the color on this building. I did go on vacation a few weeks ago to San Francisco. Some of those photo's are on my personal blog.

Tue Jul 17, 06:16:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Kate said...

The blue is rich and deep. You positioned the building well for your photo.

Tue Jul 17, 08:15:00 PM PDT  
Blogger laurel said...

It really does look like San Fran, doesn't it?
I love the color.

Tue Jul 17, 08:40:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Emily Lin said...

The blue color of the building looks wonderful.. love it..

Nice shot!

Wed Jul 18, 12:21:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Abraham Lincoln said...

Wow. That is a beautiful building. It is amazing how much detail they used to put into buildings.

Now is is almost sheet steel or glass without any details.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Wed Jul 18, 03:55:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Felicia said...

Lots of SF lovers out there...thanks to everyone for stopping by. Tara, I think this building is now apartments but I'm not sure. Maybe someone else knows?

Fri Jul 20, 12:22:00 PM PDT  

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