Balboa Park, San Diego Photos

While Balboa park dates from 1868, it was the 1915 Panama-California Exposition world fair celebrating the opening of the Panama Canal which gave rise to the Spanish-style buildings by architect Bertram Goodhue. The 1935 California Pacific International Exposition designed by Richard Requa added other Art Deco, US Southwestern & Mayan-style buildings.

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California building / Museum of Man in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.California building tiled tower in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.California building facade in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.San Diego Museum of Man in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.
California building / Museum of Man (1915) in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA. Architect: Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue.California building tiled tower in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.California building facade in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.San Diego Museum of Man in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.
Figures from California history on facade of Museum of Man building in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Sebastian Viscaino & Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, who both discovered San Diego Bay carved in full figure onto California building in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Statue of Franciscan Father Luis Jayme, murdered by natives, on California building in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Statue of Viscaino on facade San Diego Museum of Man. San Diego, CA.
Figures from California history on facade of Museum of Man building in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Sebastian Viscaino & Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, who both discovered San Diego Bay carved in full figure onto California building in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Statue of Franciscan Father Luis Jayme, murdered by natives, on California building in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Statue of Viscaino on facade San Diego Museum of Man. San Diego, CA.
Statue of Cabrillo on facade San Diego Museum of Man. San Diego, CA.Dome of California building in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Old Globe Theater in Balboa Park replaced a fire-destroyed original dating from 1935. San Diego, CA.Old Globe Theater sign. San Diego, CA.
Statue of Cabrillo on facade San Diego Museum of Man. San Diego, CA.Dome of California building in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Old Globe Theater (1982) in Balboa Park replaced a fire-destroyed original dating from 1935. San Diego, CA. Architect: Liebhardt & Weston.Old Globe Theater sign. San Diego, CA.
Old Globe Theater & sculpture Reclining Figure - Arch Leg by Henry Moore at San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, CA.Courtyard of San Diego Museum of Art west wing in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Night Presence II sculpture by Louise Nevelson at San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, CA.Figure for Landscape sculpture by Barbara Hepworth at San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, CA.
Old Globe Theater & sculpture Reclining Figure - Arch Leg (1969) by Henry Moore at San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, CA.Courtyard of San Diego Museum of Art west wing (1966) in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA. Architect: Mosher & Drew.Night Presence II (1976) sculpture by Louise Nevelson at San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, CA.Figure for Landscape (1960) sculpture by Barbara Hepworth at San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, CA.
San Diego Museum of Art central building in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.San Diego Museum of Art plateresque decorations with sculptures of Spanish painters Velazquez, Murillo & Zurbaran. San Diego, CA.Botanical building largest wood lath building in the world when it opened in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Botanical building & reflective pond in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.
San Diego Museum of Art (1926) central building in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA. Architect: William Templeton Johnson.San Diego Museum of Art plateresque decorations with sculptures of Spanish painters Velazquez, Murillo & Zurbaran. San Diego, CA.Botanical building (1915) largest wood lath building in the world when it opened in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA. Architect: Carleton Winslow.Botanical building & reflective pond in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.
Botanical building & lily pond in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Botanical building interior details of redwood lathwork in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Orchids in Botanical building in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Carp in botanical pond. San Diego, CA.
Botanical building & lily pond in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Botanical building interior details of redwood lathwork in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Orchids in Botanical building in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Carp in botanical pond. San Diego, CA.
Yellow, black & white striped caterpillar in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Mingei Museum building in Balboa Park collect International folk arts. San Diego, CA.Ritual mask from New Britain Island of Papua New Guinea at Mingei Museum. San Diego, CA.Poet & Muse by Niki de Saint Phalle at Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.
Yellow, black & white striped caterpillar in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Mingei Museum building in Balboa Park collect International folk arts. San Diego, CA. Ritual mask from New Britain Island of Papua New Guinea at Mingei Museum. San Diego, CA. Poet & Muse (1998) by Niki de Saint Phalle at Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.
House of Hospitality in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.House of Hospitality tower in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Carving details over entrance of House of Hospitality in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Tower detail of House of Hospitality in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.
House of Hospitality (1915 & 35) in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA. Style: Plateresque. Architect: Carleton Winslow & Richard Requa.House of Hospitality tower in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Carving details over entrance of House of Hospitality in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Tower detail of House of Hospitality in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.
Statue of El Cid Campeador by Anna Hyatt Huntington in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Casa de Balboa houses historical society, photography & model railroad museums. San Diego, CA.Relief celebrating California missions on Casa de Balboa. San Diego, CA.Casa de Balboa 1990s reconstruction of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition building in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.
Statue of El Cid Campeador (1930) by Anna Hyatt Huntington in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Casa de Balboa houses historical society, photography & model railroad museums. San Diego, CA.Relief celebrating California missions on Casa de Balboa. San Diego, CA.Casa de Balboa 1990s reconstruction of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition building in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.
Casa del Prado portal to arcade in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Casa del Prado Baroque facade in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Casa del Prado Baroque facade detail. San Diego, CA.Casa del Prado arcade detail in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.
Casa del Prado portal to arcade in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Casa del Prado Baroque facade in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Casa del Prado Baroque facade detail. San Diego, CA.Casa del Prado arcade detail in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.
Casa del Prado 1970s reconstruction of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition building. San Diego, CA.Casa del Prado Baroque relief carving details. San Diego, CA.Casa del Prado relief of sailing ship going through canal. San Diego, CA.Main walkway of Balboa Park as laid out for 1915 Panama-California Exposition to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal. San Diego, CA.
Casa del Prado 1970s reconstruction of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition building. San Diego, CA.Casa del Prado Baroque relief carving details. San Diego, CA.Casa del Prado relief of sailing ship going through canal (1915). San Diego, CA.Main walkway of Balboa Park as laid out for 1915 Panama-California Exposition to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal. San Diego, CA. Architect: Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue.
Casa del Prado Theater in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Casa del Prado Theater facade details in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Natural History Museum in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Natural History Museum seen across fountain in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.
Casa del Prado Theater (1971) in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA. Architect: Wheeler Wimer.Casa del Prado Theater facade details in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Natural History Museum (1933) in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA. Architect: William Templeton Johnson.Natural History Museum seen across fountain (1972) in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.
Rear additions to Natural History Museum in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Plaza of Spanish Village in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Southwestern Artists Assn. building in Balboa Park Spanish Village. San Diego, CA.White Christmas tree details in Balboa Park Spanish Village. San Diego, CA.
Rear additions to Natural History Museum (2000) in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA. Architect: Bundy & Thompson.Plaza of Spanish Village (1935) in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA. Architect: Richard Requa.Southwestern Artists Assn. building in Balboa Park Spanish Village. San Diego, CA.White Christmas tree details in Balboa Park Spanish Village. San Diego, CA.
Balboa Park Carousel by Herschell-Spillman of Tonawanda, NY at Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Panda eating bamboo at Balboa Park Zoo. San Diego, CA.Balboa Park Club building in adobe style. San Diego, CA.Tower of Balboa Park Club. San Diego, CA.
Balboa Park Carousel (c1910) by Herschell-Spillman of Tonawanda, NY at Balboa Park. San Diego, CA. Panda eating bamboo at Balboa Park Zoo. San Diego, CA. Balboa Park Club building in adobe style. San Diego, CA.Tower of Balboa Park Club. San Diego, CA.
Houses of International Relations in Balboa Park were erected for the 1935 Expo. San Diego, CA.Mayan-style Federal Building in Balboa Park now San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum. San Diego, CA.Starlight Bowl in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Airliner over Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.
Houses of International Relations in Balboa Park were erected for the 1935 Expo. San Diego, CA. Architect: Richard Requa.Mayan-style Federal Building in Balboa Park now San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum. San Diego, CA.Starlight Bowl (1935) in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA. Architect: Vern Knudsen.Airliner over Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.
Ford Building built for California Pacific International Exposition now San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.Curtiss P-40 fighter in colors of Flying Tigers at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA.San Diego Automotive Museum building in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA.Intimidator hot rod converted from Chevy Sedan Delivery van at San Diego Automotive Museum. San Diego, CA.
Ford Building built for California Pacific International Exposition (1935) now San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA. Style: Art Deco. On National Register. Curtiss P-40 (1940-44) fighter in colors of Flying Tigers at San Diego Aerospace Museum. San Diego, CA. San Diego Automotive Museum building in Balboa Park. San Diego, CA. Intimidator hot rod (1953) converted from Chevy Sedan Delivery van at San Diego Automotive Museum. San Diego, CA.
Brochure of San Diego Panama-California Exposition at LA County Natural History Museum. Los Angeles, CA.


Brochure of San Diego Panama-California Exposition (1915) at LA County Natural History Museum. Los Angeles, CA.



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