Saturday, October 18, 2008

Texas Street

I was standing on a overpass on Adams Avenue to get this view of Texas Street as it winds its way up into the neighborhood of University Heights. The buildings in the back are in Mission Valley. Click on the photo to enlarge and you will see a cyclist on a recumbent bike on their way up the hill.

8 Comments:

Blogger Tanya said...

Great shot! I used to work in Mission Valley at Bob Baker Ford :)

Sat Oct 18, 10:09:00 AM PDT  
Blogger expat said...

In the days when we bought used cars, this was always the test drive -- if she could accelerate up Texas St, the engine wasn't too bad.

Sat Oct 18, 02:27:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Along the right distance, making th buildings look small by comparison,is the #805 viaduct, an eight-lane freeway crossing Mission Valley.
In th center, just below th horizon, like a grey streak, is th gas company tank farm that feeds all our stoves.
This is a epic photograph, it really should be printed large.
Richard (SAN)

Sat Oct 18, 07:51:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember leaving work on El Cajon Boulevard and driving down Texas Street when it was a two lane road...down to Mission Valley Road...also two lane and out to La Mesa.

Expat...
I used to do the same with my English car to decide when it needed a valve job.

Louis

Sun Oct 19, 04:52:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Brent McD. said...

I rode my bike up Texas Street with some friends once. Never again!

Mon Oct 20, 10:46:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Felicia said...

Thanks everyone! Yeah, this is the last street you want your car to break down on. Richard, I always wondered what that "grey streak" on the hill was...now I know!

Mon Oct 20, 12:02:00 PM PDT  
OpenID lice said...

great pic

Mon Oct 20, 09:35:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Brent McD. said...

You can see the site for the proposed Quarry Falls development which has the Mission Valley community all astir in the top left corner of the photo. It's proposed to be a massive mixed use project, and the local residents are concerned about traffic, etc.

Tue Oct 21, 01:43:00 PM PDT  

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