Monuments/ Statues in San Diego

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Monuments & Statues in San Diego

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  • Hari A
    Delta, Canada632 contributions
    San Diego has scenic areas. The National Veterans Memorial brings back memories with great scenery around.
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • NSF4040
    Lafayette, IN216 contributions
    Wanted to see the lighthouse. the views here and the lighthouse are amazing. Short drive from Shelter Island and there is good signage to get you here.
    Written 11 May 2022
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  • Rick & Kim
    Cascade Locks, OR117 contributions
    We visited here after our visit to the Maritime Museum. Just a short walk along the boardwalk west side of the USS Midway. A nice well maintained little park with great views. Did not see any homeless while there.
    Written 11 April 2022
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  • Rick & Kim
    Cascade Locks, OR117 contributions
    Nice to see a tribute to Bob. Although he was a bit before our time, we just caught a glimpse of the tail end of his career, we hold great admiration for Bob. Its one of those things that you can say "we were there".
    Written 11 April 2022
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  • mini
    Fremont, CA159 244 contributions
    We went to Balboa Park for the day and enjoyed seeing again the architecturally beautiful California Tower. We enjoyed seeing it. They were doing some remodeling of it when we were there.
    Written 3 February 2020
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  • simply-peregrinating
    Waddington, UK2 754 contributions
    Although on a smaller scaler than some of the other statues in the area this is still worth seeing. It is quite charming.
    Written 10 March 2020
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  • GlobalGypsy_13
    San Diego, CA2 687 contributions
    What can we learn from history? At the west end of Shelter Island stands a monument to peace and friendship that emerged after the devastation of WWII. You can safely visit this outdoor site for a calming moment to the memory of the Japanese fishermen who plied the nearby waters. Surrounded by the waters of the Pacific there's hope that we too will emerge from this global pandemic stronger and more aware of our ties to the world.
    Written 15 November 2020
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  • Tiberiu_Baranyi
    Timisoara, Romania7 466 contributions
    In the harbor usually all the eyes are set on the USS Midway , still close by in small plaza / square - I don't know exactly what would be the name - is the USS San Diego Memorial.
    It is quite tall and shaped somehow to resemble a ships bow and on the side of it there is an effigy of a battle ship fighting aircraft - not perfectly and historically accurate since the San Diego was a light cruiser - nonetheless it does not take away the idea behind the memorial.
    On the walls you can find names of those who served with honor on the USS San Diego.
    In the middle you have the description of the USS San Diego's battle record - this was one of the most decorated ships in the US Navy during WWII - and also the listing of the major campaigns where this ship was taking part. Also at your feat there is the map of the Pacific region and you can follow the battles of WWII on this map.
    That's about it - I recommend you take a few minutes and stop here and remember those who served with honor.
    Written 18 October 2018
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  • Time4Dirt
    Murrieta, CA142 contributions
    Very somber place to go. If your into history or Naval history it’s a must see. “They were iron men who took steel ships to sea and left an
    unparalleled record of courage and duty faithfully performed. The San Diego Chapter, U.S. Submarine Veterans of WW II is
    building a memorial to our shipmates on Eternal patrol.” Per their website.

    52 U.S. Navy submarines were lost at sea during World War II. 3,505 submariners lost their lives. This memorial gives tribute to all lives lost and submarines. There are 2 walk ways and this memorial consists of 52 American Liberty Elm trees, 52 flags and 52 black granite markers with the history of each submarine and the names of lost crew members it was built for future generations to remember.
    Written 3 August 2020
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  • WickedCakes
    Columbus, OH1 246 contributions
    My friends parked next to the federal building, where this statue is located. Love the style and thought it was beautiful.
    Written 13 May 2019
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  • permia
    Ireland37 627 contributions
    A spectacular representation, by the Barcelona artist Jaume Plensa, is monumental at 25 ft tall. It is a most engaging depiction of a human form.

    Comprising slivers of material in characters from eight different alphabets, it reflects diversity in the city and beyond. It has apparently also been inspired by the adjacent Pacific.
    Written 21 November 2019
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  • TheDocIsOut
    Portland, OR397 contributions
    Ok, I stopped because of the wonderful blue dome with gold stars I saw from the MLK Hwy 94 in San Diego. It is beautiful, magical, delightful. Check out the photos.

    This very large cemetery and mausoleum is filled with wonderful artwork.... sculpture, gravestones, bas-relief, stained glass, and wonderful architecture. If you find yourself fascinated by cemeteries, I suspect you will love this Catholic Diocesan cemetery that includes history, art and memories from a broad range of people.

    The cemetery (not the office) is open 7 days per week, including holidays. As a photographer, I found this place delightful.
    Written 28 April 2015
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  • Calverton H
    Nelson, Canada10 contributions
    excellent on time service, clean seat and attentive staff.
    food was decent for the price, bathrooms were fresh,
    (unlike air canada)
    Written 15 March 2020
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  • Colin Archibald
    Kingston, TN4 465 contributions
    Many people don't know that San Diego has a Tuna Fishing Fleet and that there is a Memorial to those who helped build this industry and those who were lost at sea. The Statue which is near the West end of Shelter Island depicts three men pulling in a large tuna. The back (towards the road) has a plaque with a tribute and names of those who are honored. A fitting tribute to some fine people that started the industry here and those who gave their lives to provide us with food source.
    Written 31 March 2019
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  • Tiberiu_Baranyi
    Timisoara, Romania7 466 contributions
    In the shadow of the mighty USS Midway along Tuna Wharf you will find the Memorial erected in the memory of battle of Leyte Gulf, Admiral Sprague and the sailors and airmen of Task Force 77.4.3 (Taffy 3).
    It is a memorial consisting of 13 stone blocks listing the ships of the task force , the battle stars commanding officers and flight squadron leaders. In front is the bust of Admiral Sprague the officer who was commanding the Taffy 3 during the battle of Leyte Gulf.
    For those of you who are into history this is a place of interest for the others is a memorial where you can stop for a few min, pay the respects for the sailors and pilots who were fighting in the battle at Leyte.
    Entrance is free of charge , you can park nearby and if you are in the area for sure it is worth to take a few minutes and some pics at this memorial.
    If you are visiting the USS Midway and the Bob Hope memorial you can also stop here for a few minutes.
    Written 16 March 2020
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