Sunday, February 26, 2023

What to do on a rainy day?

Yesterday outside our hotel: constant rain all morning. Birding looked like no fun.

After a while, we headed for the San Diego Museum of Art
and the several other museums in Balboa Park.

Ceramics with dragon images are always a favorite of ours.
We spent most of our visit in the Asian collections of the museum.

A sculpture of an Apsara from 18th century Japan.
An Apsara is a flying celestial being in the Buddhist tradition.

Diego Rivera: “The Hands of Dr. Moore.” This painting was on view in a fascinating exhibit about identity.

We had lunch in the Artifact restaurant of the Mingei International Museum.
The menu is international: this is gnocci with several garnishes and it was delicious.

Blog Post © 2023 mae sander.


dancewme said...

Lunch in that setting looks great. Sometimes I like watching movies with famous places that I've been to overseas. it brings back a lot of nostalgia for those places.

Dawn said...

Such a shame you had rain, but glad you found somewhere really interesting to go, I love checking out local museums and discovering the history of an area xxx

thecuecard said...

What a pretty museum. We have been to San Diego and biked the harbor area about 6 years ago, which was fun. But now think we should've also seen the museum.

eileeninmd said...

Exploring the museum is a great activity for a rainy day. I like the Apsara is a cool sculpture. The lunch looks delicious. I hope the weather has improved, the birds are waiting for you. Take care, have a great day and a happy new week.

ashok said...

Looks like a wonderful day

anno said...

Sorry about the rain, but it looks like you made resourceful use of your time. I loved the undulating form of the Apsara... and those gnocchi looked delicious! Here's hoping the weather improves and you are able to do more bird watching soon.

Lori said...

Looks like a perfect way to enjoy a rainy day!

Jeanie said...

That sounds like a perfect rainy day activity!