We're still enjoying wonderfully warm weather here in San Diego...maybe we'll pay for it over the winter? La Jolla Cove is a wonderful jewel of a location. We have seals right up on the beach sometimes sharing with humans to the consternation of local environmentalists who'd like to see them left alone with the beach all to themselves. The tourists enjoy them nevertheless.
I took a walk after work last week. I was lagging a bit with my camera so had to push myself to take the time after work even though I could easily have talked myself out of it and just gone home to put my feet up. But I love photography too much to let it languish for long.
I used to work in La Jolla during the early 70's to help pay my way through college. I worked at La Jolla pharmacy delivering medicines to customers in town. There are many wealthy folks in La Jolla and beautiful mansions in the hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
My most memorable delivery was to Jonas Salk, a meeting I'll never forget. I still remember him answering the door to take the bag of medicines from me. I also met John Wayne who stopped at the store late on night just shortly before we were due to close. I was doing my nightly vacuuming and he came through the door. I literally looked up at him with my mouth open, couldn't believe he was standing there facing me. Mr Wayne greeted me as he passed. We exchanged a few quick words before he went back to talk to the pharmacist. There was nobody else in the store. At the time I believe he was undergoing treatment for cancer.
I came to know the winding, hilly streets and avenues of La Jolla really well. The pharmacy is long gone now replaced by expensive boutique stores, now San Diego's Rodeo Drive. La Jolla is still one of my favorite places so here are a few I got last week to share.
These were all shot on the Leica MP with a 50mm or 90mm lens on Kodak Portra 400.
As always, thanks for stopping by.