Spanish, Village

The Sign
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The Spanish Village was built in 1935 and designed to resemble a traditional Spanish village in Spain. It was orginally made for the second California Pacific International Exposition. Converted to temporary barracks during WWII, it was reclaimed by artists in 1947.


Spanish Village Art Center external link Balboa Park   •  1770 Village Place external link San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 29 March 2011)   •  (Photo taken 09:15:11 Thursday 14 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_0131
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The Entrance
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The entrance as seen from behind the Natural History Museum internal link A kiosk described the village and events scheduled. The pink outfits were for a walk that had just ended.


Spanish Village Art Center external link Balboa Park   •  1770 Village Place external link San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 29 March 2011)   •  (Photo taken 09:07:28 Thursday 14 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_0117
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Painted Tiles
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The painted tiles were one prized feature of the Spanish Village. Unfortunately, a long rain soaked winter had diminished their impact.


Spanish Village Art Center external link Balboa Park   •  1770 Village Place external link San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 29 March 2011)   •  (Photo taken 09:08:01 Thursday 14 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_0119
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Not Open Until 11:00 A.M.
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The Spanish Village was open seven days a week (except Christmas, Thanksgivings, and New Years days). It opens at 11:00 a.m. and closes at 4:00 p.m. There is no entry fee and is near parking and far from public transportation.


Spanish Village Art Center external link Balboa Park   •  1770 Village Place external link San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 29 March 2011)   •  (Photo taken 09:08:19 Thursday 14 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_0120
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Pottery On Display
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One shop displayed pottery in the window. Notice the bench in front and the lavish display of living flowers.


Spanish Village Art Center external link Balboa Park   •  1770 Village Place external link San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 29 March 2011)   •  (Photo taken 09:08:55 Thursday 14 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_0121
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A Gazebo
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A pleasant gazebo stood in the center of Village Place.


Spanish Village Art Center external link Balboa Park   •  1770 Village Place external link San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 29 March 2011)   •  (Photo taken 09:09:05 Thursday 14 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_0122
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Numbers On The Wall
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Numbers on the arch-way wall made it easy to find any artist by room number. In essence, each artist had an individual combined office, studio and sales room.


Spanish Village Art Center external link Balboa Park   •  1770 Village Place external link San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 29 March 2011)   •  (Photo taken 09:09:12 Thursday 14 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_0123
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Turtle
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A concrete turtle was just outside one shop. It had been painted in a manner befitting the theme of Spanish Village. In this closeup you can see the wear that has begun to degrade the painted tiles.


Spanish Village Art Center external link Balboa Park   •  1770 Village Place external link San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 29 March 2011)   •  (Photo taken 09:10:44 Thursday 14 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_0125
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Lights And Plastic
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One shop had decorated itself with a string of small lights surrounding an open window frame. Rain had caused the yellow plastic to fail creating a nice abstract look.


Spanish Village Art Center external link Balboa Park   •  1770 Village Place external link San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 29 March 2011)   •  (Photo taken 09:13:15 Thursday 14 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_0128
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Flowers On Back Fence
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Someone had decorated the back fence with plastic flowers. This fence separated the Spanish Village from the children's railroad that ran just outside the zoo.


Spanish Village Art Center external link Balboa Park   •  1770 Village Place external link San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 29 March 2011)   •  (Photo taken 09:17:08 Thursday 14 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_0132
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Open In The Rain
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Because of the rain that Sunday, the paintings and other art were displayed set back under protective overhangs and umbrellas. As could be seen, this area could resemble a fine outdoor art festival on a more sunny day.


Spanish Village Art Center external link Balboa Park   •  1770 Village Place external link San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 29 March 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:19:29 Sunday 17 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1392
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Rain
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A young boy hurried past the open art studios. He was protected by a large red umbrella held tight so as to almost hide his head. Behind him, an open art studio door was ignored.


Spanish Village Art Center external link Balboa Park   •  1770 Village Place external link San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 29 March 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:20:42 Sunday 17 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1395
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Sunday Litter
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A religious tract had been discarded on the wet concrete that morning. Perhaps a loss of interest after Sunday church services. Bright red flower buds accented the scene.


Spanish Village Art Center external link Balboa Park   •  1770 Village Place external link San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 29 March 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:22:26 Sunday 17 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1399
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Wet Table
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On a sunny day, this table would have children seated exploring the world of arts and crafts. On a rainy day, the wet blue table was sadly empty.


Spanish Village Art Center external link Balboa Park   •  1770 Village Place external link San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 29 March 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:22:38 Sunday 17 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1400
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