Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Old Naval Hospital garden

I was surprised to see this beautiful garden over near the Activity Center and the Veterans Memorial Museum. The garden used to serve as a courtyard between the old hospital buildings. Click here to see an old photo of the courtyard, below is the full view of what it looks like today.
Most of the buildings surrounding the garden were demolished and a new hospital was built in the 1980s. In this photo you can see a little bit of the Activity Center hiding behind all the trees in the back.


Blogger AbuDhabiDailyPhotograph said...

Wow – nice catch of an unusual building. Looks almost Arabic in design. Is it?

Sat Nov 15, 09:59:00 AM PST  
Blogger Felicia said...

Thanks Abu Dhabi DP! And sorry for the late reply, but no this is considered "Spanish Colonial" style and was popular here during the early 1900s. I think these were built around the time of the international exposition held here in Balboa Park in 1915-1916.

Wed Nov 19, 11:48:00 AM PST  

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