Please join us for an exciting special PPS event: A Photo Walk through downtown San Diego. There will be no RSVP limits for this event. Please read this invitation in its entirety before submitting your RSVP.
The Urban Photo Shoot and walk is a great way to discover downtown San Diego. Our approximately 5 mile long route will take us past the Star of India, the U.S.S. Midway, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village, numerous Fishing Boats, the Convention Center, the many outdoor sculptures, the Gaslamp Quarter, Horton Plaza, the Santa Fe Depot, Little Italy, and much, much more. Photo opportunities galore! I take this walk fairly regularly and love it. If you haven't explored the diversity of downtown San Diego, here's your chance! I organized this walk as a Photo Shoot / Meetup in September 2007, May 2008, August 2009, May 2010, October 2010, and April 2012, and it was a great success every time, in terms of camaraderie and photo-ops.
Here is a map of the walk: Downtown Urban Photo Shoot and Walk
I strongly suggest you print a copy of the map and/or familiarize yourself with the route in case you get separated from the group or in case you want to walk ahead or fall behind.
When: Sunday, March 3 at 8:00 a.m. We will do the group photo, and will break up into smaller groups if necessary.
We will leave on the walk at 8:15 a.m. sharp. We will head south toward the Convention Center at that time. We should be back by 1:00p.m. or so.
As there are no limits on RSVP's, we are expecting a very large number of participants, so we will break into smaller groups, each led by one or two PPS organizers.
Where to meet: To make parking easier we will meet at the Star of India at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Parking will not be a problem because it is not metered on Sundays and the museum will not be open yet. There are several trolley stations nearby if you choose to ride public transport. Check the MTS website.
What to bring: I suggest you bring comfortable walking shoes (you’ll need them), water, your wide and long lenses, hat, sunscreen, burger money, etc. If you like, you can pack your lunch.
We can take several breaks along the way when people feel like it. We can stop for lunch in Little Italy. As we are expecting a large group, there are several possibilities (Restaurants are in the order we will walk past them):
Burger Lounge –1608 India Street (Corner of India & Cedar)
Filipi’s Pizza Grotto – 1747 India Street (India St. between Date & Fir)
Landini's Pizzeria - 1827 India Street (near the corner of India & Fir)
Mona Lisa Deli & Restaurant – 2061 India Street (corner of India & Grape)
Some important announcements:
If you RSVP YES, please show up. If you can’t make it, change your RSVP to NO as soon as you can. Do not wait until the last moment to change your RSVP.
Please do not take photographs of homeless people unless you have their permission. Many do not like to have their photographs taken.
Any questions, comments, suggestions, please email me, Walter.