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Sept. 22: Columbia City

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.


  1. Such variety in these sketches! The movie about Kahn, My Architect (?) made me want to go on an architectural tour of the country.

  2. Done with a wonderfully light hand, David!