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    La Jolla Presbyterian Church 1928

    by Yaqui Updated Jun 22, 2014

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    We were exploring this area and we actually parked right in front of this beautiful church. So we wondered in and what beautiful stain glass. Built in 1928, the LJPC Sanctuary features breathtaking architecture and of course their gorgeous stained glass. They have a 51-rank Moller organ and so many other fantastic features.

    7715 Draper Avenue (at Kline and Draper)
    La Jolla, CA 92037

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    Murals of San Diego

    by Yaqui Written Jun 22, 2014

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    Downtown La Jolla has lots of wonderful murals. The last photo is of a map of where all the murals are located and who painted them.

    First photo is The Shores, 2013
    7509 Girard Avenue by Catherine Opie's

    Second photo is Brain/Cloud (with Seascape and Palm Tree), 2011
    1250 Prospect Street

    Third is The House, 2012
    1162 Prospect Street by by Robert Ginder

    Fourth At Sea, 2012
    7905 Herschel Avenue by Ann Hamilton's

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    La Valencia~The Pink Lady 1926

    by Yaqui Written Jun 22, 2014

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    La Valencia opened its doors as an apartment hotel on December 15, 1926. While its first name, Los Apartmentos de Sevilla. The architect, Reginald Johnson, was a local man known for his integrity and knowledge of classic Spanish architecture. In 1926, La Valencia’s owners, MacArthur Gorton and Roy, went out on a financial limb to build it for approximately $200,000.

    During World War II, because of La Jolla’s proximity to San Diego, La Valencia Hotel and her guests were very much a part of the war effort. The hotel also became the temporary home to hundreds of young officers, often milling about in the lobby, either waiting to go overseas or enjoying leave.

    As the 1960′s gave way to the 1970′s and 1980′s, the hotel, like the town, remained a destination for visitors looking for a change in climate and scene, as well as a magnet for those who lived and worked in La Jolla.

    This beautiful building is listed on San Diego Historical Landmarks in La Jolla~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_San_Diego_Historical_Landmarks_in_La_Jolla

    1132 Prospect Street,
    La Jolla, CA, 92037

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    George Kautz House 1913

    by Yaqui Written Mar 30, 2014

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    Built 1913 for George Kautz and designed by Irving Gill. The Sousa family lived in the home for many years during the 1920's. It now serves as The Bed & Breakfast Inn. It is listed on San Diego Historical Landmarks for La Jolla.

    Located at 7753 Draper Ave, La Jolla, Ca

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    La Jolla Women's Club 1914

    by Yaqui Written Mar 30, 2014

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    Designed by Irving Gill a Medernist Architect, was commissioned by Ellen Browning Scripps. It has very beautiful gardens with pergolas, court yard, patios and porches. It was placed on the National Register of Historical Places #74000546 in 1974. The Women's Club still serves it community with various non-profit fund-raising events.

    Located at: 715 Silverado Street,
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    (858) 454-2354

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    Birch Aquarium

    by anagrettel Written Apr 14, 2006

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    It's not a must do for many visitors, but I highly recommend this to visit on a rainy day like me or to complement a visit to La Jolla.

    We where on our Easter vacations and with so much plans of things to do, but it were raining! Then I remember a place that I had visited so many years ago, The Birch Aquarium, that is located near La Jolla cove and UCSD. It was our only inside option at the moment, so we venture there without too much enthusiasm. But we end up having the time of our life, it was real fun for all, I didn't remember it so interesting the first time, but it was probably the big; wow! Look at this! Expressions of my son and these relaxing scenarios that made us enjoying it so much!

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    Little nice spots in La Joya

    by anagrettel Updated Apr 11, 2006

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    I always walked near it, but never noticed before, this statue of a girl looking at he water, is just in front of La Joya public park and across The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. It's a small little spot where you can sit under the tree's shadow to rest or read a good book.

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    Renowned Psychologist & Speaker

    by rmdw Written Aug 29, 2004

    I have a wonderful friend in La Jolla named Edie Eger. I first met her in May 2004 while she was down in Aguascalientes, Mexico giving a talk on her life and her mission about turning victims into survivors.

    Edie is an amazing person and has an important message to convey. So I built her website to help her promote her services. Take a few moments to check it out!

    Dr. Edie Eger, Ph.D.

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    Watch Surfers and Sunsets

    by butterfly_girl Updated Jun 9, 2004

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    Go to Wind N' Sea Beach in La Jolla to watch the local surfers and the sunset. There is a local legend that if you watch the sunset til the very end, you will see a green flash just before the sun hits the water. I think I have seen it, but it may have been too many coronas....
    This beach is really pretty and a little off the beaten path...more of a local hang out.
    Ask a local for directions to this beach. Close to downtown La Jolla.

    Wind N' Sea La Jolla
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    It's hard to miss the flora in La Jolla!

    by shrimp56 Written Mar 23, 2004

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    For someone from Chicago, the amount and kind of flowering plants is overwhelming. Things we consider exotic, such as these birds of paradise flowers are used in landscapes the way we would use ordinary lilies.

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    Torrey Pines Golf Course. ...

    by acemj Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Torrey Pines Golf Course. This is actually a public course (one of the best public courses in the country). It's also home to several PGA tour events each year. No wonder! Look at the views that the cliffside fairways offer.

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    La Jolla had some nice places...

    by brdwtchr Written Aug 25, 2002

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    La Jolla had some nice places to shop. I saw them as I walked along Prospect to get to the museum. I just liked this picture of the ground squirrel better than the pictures of the street. Saw lots of these little guys in California.

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La Jolla Off The Beaten Path

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There is much more to La Jolla than the lovely village area that most visitors seem to miss.  La Jolla Shores and Torrey Pines reserve  is ideal for watersports activities and...

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