Alcazar Garden, Balboa Park

Behind Museum Of Living Arts
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This classic garden was located behind the Museum Of Living Arts just off of El Prado Street. It was last restored 1962 by the San Diego Rotary Club.


Alcazar Garden external link   •  Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 4 January 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:09:44 Tuesday 12 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_9598
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Classic Arches
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Classic arches formed the entry from a parking lot. In the center was a Moorish-style fountain.


Alcazar Garden external link   •  Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 4 January 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:09:51 Tuesday 12 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_9599
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Shady Pergola
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A shady pergola external link lay at one end. Note the formal urns. Also note that although weddings are allowed, receptions are not allowed. Too bad because a pergola would be a great place to hang out.


Alcazar Garden external link   •  Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 4 January 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:10:07 Tuesday 12 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_9600
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Pendulous Flowers
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Just inside the arches that led to the parking lot hung large pendulous flowers.


Alcazar Garden external link   •  Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 4 January 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:10:47 Tuesday 12 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_9603
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Formal Path
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An example of one of the paths through the garden. Notice how well designed, decorated and formal it appeared.


Alcazar Garden external link   •  Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 4 January 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:11:17 Tuesday 12 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_9604
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Back-lit Arch
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Pendulous flowers hung next to a back-lit arch. Just beyond this arch was a parking lot.


Alcazar Garden external link   •  Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 4 January 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:11:40 Tuesday 12 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_9605
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Plain Sign
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Despite the formality of this garden and the other exhibits in Balboa Park, all the place signs were very ordinary, just like this one.


Alcazar Garden external link   •  Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 4 January 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:12:15 Tuesday 12 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_9607
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View From Pergola
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The central path as viewed from the shade of the pergola. The fountain could be seen in the middle of the garden.


Alcazar Garden external link   •  Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 4 January 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:12:28 Tuesday 12 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_9608
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View From Parking Lot
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The central path as viewed from the parking lot looking toward the pergola. The fountain could be seen in the middle of the garden.


Alcazar Garden external link   •  Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 4 January 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:13:20 Tuesday 12 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_9610
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Flowers Between Hedges
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Dramatic arrangements of flowers grew between the hedges of the garden.


Alcazar Garden external link   •  Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 4 January 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:13:44 Tuesday 12 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_9612
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Moorish Bench
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One of four Moorish style benches that surrounded the central fountain.


Alcazar Garden external link   •  Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 4 January 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:13:51 Tuesday 12 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_9613
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Palm Trees
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Tall palm trees towered over the garden, giving it a Mediterranean feel.


Alcazar Garden external link   •  Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 4 January 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:16:14 Tuesday 12 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_9616
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Central Fountain
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A classically Moorish fountain stood in the center of the garden. It was filled with water and running that day.


Alcazar Garden external link   •  Balboa Park, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 4 January 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:17:29 Tuesday 12 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_9617
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