Friday, February 12, 2010

Del Mar Palisades



Near here, the southern end of the town of Del Mar overlooks the Torrey Pines State Reserve, the Pacific Ocean and the wetlands of the Los Penasquitos Lagoon. The Detroit Publishing Company made this photomechanical print in 1904 of an area they called the Del Mar Palisades. These days it's covered with stacked condominiums and houses, all angling for a piece of ocean view.

Here's how it looked 105 years ago.

3 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

Oh. I like this view better.

Sweet Repose said...

I grieve for the view lost...it's demise is everywhere...

steven said...

i like photographs that have been retouched. these have more presence than photoshopped images. steven