Balboa Park

Today, I went to Balboa Park with a couple friends early in the morning, just to explore and take some pictures of cool architecture.

The first photo is of the Balboa Botanical Garden Conservatory. While I was photographing it, a fine mist of water sprayed out from the slits in the domed roof. The soft lines of the building create a soothing, calm atmosphere, especially with the lily pond in front of it.

The second photo is of Casa de Balboa, which houses the main museums that compose Balboa Park. The architecture is reminiscent of old Spanish style buildings. These buildings were originally constructed in the early 1900s, but were restored in the early 1970s. I especially love this photo because it shows a reflection of the building and surrounding trees in the lily pond.

For a more detailed account of Balboa Park’s architecture history, check out their website.

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