Cabrillo Monument | Old Point Loma Lighthouse

7.16.2012

One of our stops in San Diego was Cabrillo Monument.  I had no idea he was the first European to set foot on the West Coast.  Guess vacation can be fun and educational.  Who knew.

The grounds feature the Old Point Loma Lighthouse - one of the first in California.  I have a soft spot for old lighthouses.  (And fire escapes but that's another post.)  Something about them really draws me in so, naturally, most of the photos I took that day were of the lighthouse.  I just can't help myself.  Something about them is kind of romantic, don't you think?


A replica of the light's lens

I love when the interiors are set up to show how lighthouse keeper and his family would have lived.

12 Comments:

  1. I've never actually been up in a lighthouse but would love to. It reminds me of Puff the Magic Dragon (the movie)!

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  2. we had to go for a thing for school with my brother and it wasn't too interesting when you're 12. mostly because i was a jerk.

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  3. Beautiful photos. I love lighthouses, but I have never actually been inside one!

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  4. Pretty! I like lighthouses too. We visited one in Monterey and there's one on the way to Mendocino! Mark used to go there since he was little.

    Love the picture with the guitar!

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  5. What a beautiful place... Love SoCal for taking photos!

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  6. I'm so obsessed with lighthouses. These photos are gorgeous Steph!

    xo

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  7. gorgeous photos! i dont think i've ever been to the cabrillo monument...hmmm. now i want to go!

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  8. Your pictures are amazing. My favorite is the photo of the spiral staircase.

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  9. Great photos! Love the staircase shot!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  10. I still need to go check this out. Great photos Stephanie!

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  11. Of course there is a banjo. Cause that si what you do when you are trapped in a lighthouse:)

    Your pics are absolutely beautiful. You are giving me a list of things to do if I ever get back down there.

    *Erin

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  12. Beautiful! I love lighthouses! We have some really beautiful ones in Michigan, too.

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