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Thursday, November 8, 2012

La Jolla

At the end of last week I was near La Jolla, CA for a conference.  After the sessions each day I walked to nearby locations to get exercise and enjoy the SoCal sunshine. 

Two of the evenings I visited the Salk Institute to pay homage to the architect Louis Kahn.  This is a research lab institute that Kahn designed in the 60's and is a wonderful ensemble of an outdoor plaza flanked by the lab buildings.  A must see and experience for all architects at least once in your life time.

The last evening I walked in the opposite direction into the Torrey Pines State Reserve.  The trails wind down through the pines and coastal sage toward the beach.  I ended up sketching in two locations and watching the beautiful sunset.  The second location had incredible eroded land forms that were part of the cliffs leading to the beach.  I ended staying too late and had to walk the trails back to the road in almost dark sky's.