Thursday, July 12, 2012

Balboa Park Free Tuesdays

@ Rose Garden, Balboa Park ( free everyday for everyone, all year)
 Still enjoying my summer break, this Tuesday, I went to Balboa Park to visit the museums that are free on 2nd Tuesdays. Balboa Park offers 15 museums, and every Tuesday, certain group of museums are free admission to the residents. Aside from the museums, Balboa Park has various gardens, which are year round free to everyone.
Fountain Between Science Museum and Museum of Natural History  Buildings
Anyway, my walk at Balboa Park always start at the Cactus Garden, which is adjacent to the Rose Garden.
@ The Cactus Garden  ( free everyday for everyone, all year)
Except for the museums and the San Diego Zoo, the gardens and other recreational centers in Balboa Park are free. Though I usually spend most of my time in the gardens, but I do love spending some time indoors too in the museums. Last Tuesday, being the 2nd Tuesday of the month, I visited the scheduled free museums which were: Veterans Museum and Memorial Center, San Diego History Museum and Museum of Photographic Arts.
@ San Diego History Museum
When I saw the image above of men laboring to build the Mission Dam, somehow, some tears went slowly running. Maybe because the image also reminded me partly of our Philippines' History, and part of San Diego's history is similar to the Philippines, being under the Spanish dominion.
Butterflies @ Butterfly Garden
I had lunch at the Butterfly Garden, and sure enough, the butterflies entertained me. I was happy to be guided by some of the fluttering butterflies to the unusual duo below. 
Green Beetle and Bee @ Butterfly Garden
It seems that the green beetle and the bee were in harmony sharing the sweet nectar of that same flower. However, the bee after a while left the green beetle alone and kept on moving from one flower to another flower. 

Green Beetle
 Meanwhile, this green beetle let me photographed himself more. :) Of course, after a while, I left him to enjoy his lunch, while I moved to the Botanical Building.
Botanical Building
@ the pond in front of Botanical Building
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  1. This is a fantastic place to enjoy! And wow..I love all of your gorgeous photos, as they are so inviting, and I wish I was there.

  2. I love the fountain. What an amazing photo. The bugs demonstrate that there are problems even in paradise.

  3. Can't get enough of your flower shots Betchai!!! The green beetle looks so grand and the daisy with the butterflies shot takes my breath away....I'd probably forget time shooting at the cactus garden and yes even inside the museum....and yes, the fountain makes me dreamy....

  4. Betchai, this is absolutely my kinda place. LOVE the shots and I bet you had a wonderful time there.