I decided to take a trip up to Balboa Park before my flight out of San Diego. I checked the park map and was immediately overwhelmed and had no clue as to where I should start… the park is HUGE and I only had about an hour and a half to explore before I had to be back to my hotel, check out, and head to the airport.
Then my eye landed on the Japanese Friendship Garden and I knew that had to be my first destination.
I got to the park a few minutes before the garden opened so I snapped a few pictures of the neighboring Organ Pavilion (complete with organ music playing–loved it) before heading into the garden.
Then, finally, the Japanese Friendship Garden…
I loved the koi pond! I could have spent hours sitting by the water, watching the fish. (Wish I had a polarizing filter for my 50mm, but oh well.)