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Seaport Village and USS Midway

SONY DSLR-A700, f/11, 1/320 sec, ISO 200

The beautiful weather lured us out again today….

… downtown is calling us – Seaport Village and the USS Midway which are both part of the Embarcadero.
The scenery is fascinating: besides the colorful stores of Seaport Village, the big Hotels, the skyscrapers of downtown and the nice yachts we also see some fisher boats and the USS Midway!

The Embarcadero in San Diego, California, USA runs along the San Diego harbor on the east side of San Diego Bay. It is home to the USS Midway on Navy Pier, the San Diego cruise terminal on B Street Pier, the Star of India (ship) at the Maritime Museum, and various restaurants and shops from the North Embarcadero down through Seaport Village.

Seaport Village was built on landfill over Punta de los Muertos, where the Spanish expedition of 1782 buried those who had died of scurvy. In later years it was a railroad yard where goods and other products were unloaded from ships and loaded aboard trains for shipment east. Today Seaport Village is a shopping and dining complex overlooking the bay in San Diego. It houses more than 70 shops, galleries, and eateries on 90,000 square feet (8,000 m2) of waterfront property. The Village contains several freestanding buildings in an assortment of architectural styles, from Victorian to traditional Mexican.

USS Midway (CVB/CVA/CV-41) was an aircraft carrier of the United States Navy, the lead ship of her class, and the first to be commissioned after the end of World War II. Active in the Vietnam War and in Operation Desert Storm, as of 2008 she is a museum ship in San Diego. She is the only remaining US aircraft carrier of the World War II era that is not an Essex class aircraft carrier.

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