Thursday, February 28, 2013

Beach Scene Mural - Carlsbad, CA, USA

This mural of a beach scene was painted by artist Shawn David Baker in 2012 and is located on the south exterior wall of Royal Palms Spirits, aka "Pig Liquor."

Located at 305 Carlsbad Village Drive.

Surfing Pig Mural - Carlsbad, CA, USA

This mural of a surfing pig wearing a crown was painted by Aaron Kimball in 2013.  It is located on the north exterior wall of Royal Palms Spirits, called  "Pig Liquor" by locals because of a pig statue that used to be at the door and a neon pig sign in the window.

Located at 305 Carlsbad Village Drive.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Carlsbad Pipelines Mural - Carlsbad, CA, USA

The Carlsbad Pipelines mural is located on the south exterior wall of the surf shop of the same name.

Located at 2975 Carlsbad Boulevard.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Donnell Residence - Oceanside, CA, USA

This Spanish Revival style house was built circa 1928.  It was the home of a physician, Dr. James B. Donnell, his wife Lucy and their two children, James K. and Mary Jane.  Dr. Donnell passed away in 1932.  In 1940 Lucy and daughter Mary Jane were still living there, while son James was living in Inglewood employed as a Toolmaker in the aircraft industry.  Mrs. Donnell passed away in 1941.

I remember trick-or-treating at this house once in the late 1950s or very early 1960s and receiving a large-size Hershey Bar from the elderly woman who lived there at that time.

Located at 303 South Clementine Street.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Crown Heights Community Garden - Oceanside, CA, USA

This small Community Garden serves as a teaching ground for gardening techniques and nutrition.

Located in the Crown Heights neighborhood at the intersection of Division Avenue and Garfield Street on the southwest corner.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Camp Fire Girls Building - Oceanside, CA, USA

This cinder block building next to the Brooks Street bridge was once the location of before and after-school programs run by the Camp Fire Girls of America, now called Camp Fire U.S.A.  Although the property was owned by the City of Oceanside, they gave use of the property to Camp Fire Girls of America in 1956 provided the site be used for Camp Fire programs only.  In recent years Camp Fire had operated a child care center there, but with operating costs of up to $100,000 per year and little funding coming in they were no longer able to keep it open.  Camp Fire closed the child care center on July 5, 2012 and the property was to be returned to the City.

Located at 402 Brooks Street in the Crown Heights neighborhood.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Marmalade Dragonflies - Carlsbad, CA, USA

This sculpture, consisting of three individual pieces, was sculpted by artist Benbow Bullock in 1995 and is part of Carlsbad's Art in Public Places Program.  It has been on display in front of the Georgina Cole Library since 2009.

Located at 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive.

Monday, February 4, 2013

San Luis Rey Elementary School - Oceanside, CA, USA

San Luis Rey Elementary School was constructed in the mid-1960s.  It is part of the Oceanside Unified School District.  Originally serving Kindergarten through the 6th grade, it now serves students through the 5th grade.

Located in the San Luis Rey Valley at 3535 Hacienda Drive, in the San Luis Rey Estates neighborhood.