Public Display, San Diego
Tunaman's Memorial was sculptured by Franco Vianello and dedicated in 1988 on the southwest end of Shelter Island, facing the bay. It is truly inspirational and emotional. San Diego was the Pacific headquarters for the tuna fleet that once was one of the main businesses on the bay. The sculpture is very life like with the three tuna fishermen pulling their fishing poles united on one hook with all their might to land the huge tuna. The sculpture is 21 feet high from the base to the tip of the poles.
The inscription on the marble slab on the street side of the sculpture reads "TUNAMAN'S MEMORIAL"....."Honoring those that built an industry and remembering those that departed this harbor in the sun and did not return.-Anothony Mascarenhas" Below which are listed the "Founders, Pioneers, and those Lost at Sea". Very moving.
I noticed that there are maybe not as many churches/temples etc. in San Diego as in my homecountry but - no doubts about it - there are always clean (look like new ones, just built), well signed (a table with info) and first of all in contrary to my homecountry (95% Roman catholic) there is a huge variety of various religions there.
Isn't it a sign of freedom of religion and/or mixed society?
This Mormon Temple on my picture (really big) is well seen on the left side on the I-5 driving from Los Angeles.
Why do the people throw their shoes to the cables?? Good question. I guess it is for fun, but some locals do that when finishing college ¿?¿?
Around Mission Beach and Pacific Beach check the cables may be you find your size...
I was surprised to see so many American flags not only on public buldings but outside their homes, yards and outside their cars.