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2 Mini Shoots in 1 day - 1st Shoot - Queen Califia's Magic Circle

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  • Queen Califia's Magical Circle

    3333 Bear Valley Parkway, Escondido , CA (map)

    33.076477 -117.057910

  • Meet in the back parking lot, as noted by the red arrow on the map below; lunch at Burger Bench in Escondido



  • TIME: MINI SHOOT FROM 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon and then we are headed to a Burger Bench on Grand Avenue to have the "BEST" burgers in Downtown Historic Escondido.

     Queen Califia's Garden

    Located in the Iris Sankey Arboretum

    Kit Carson Park

    3333 Bear Valley Parkway

    Escondido, CA 92025

    Queen Califia's Magical Circle is the only American sculpture garden and the last major international project created by Niki de Saint Phalle (born France,[masked]). Inspired by California's mythic, historic and cultural roots, the garden consists of nine large-scale sculptures, a circular "snake wall" and maze entryway, sculpturally integrated bench seating, and native shrubs and trees planted within the interior plaza and along the outer perimeter. The garden bears the brilliant, unique mosaic ornamentation that is an unmistakable part of Saint Phalle's later work.


    Gear: Bring what you are comfortable with.  Look up the link,  this is an interesting and unusual shoot.  It is an artistic shoot.  Come and have some fun in the morning light trying out angles and lenses.  Great way to see art and light work together.

    WIDE angle lens or MEDIUM zoom lens - no tripods needed

    Kit Carson Park is a large park.  To simplify things, we will meet at the back parking lot (at the red arrow in the map below), and walk to the site.

    Please Note: By submitting a YES RSVP and participating in any PPS event, you agree that PPS, Organizers, and Event Hosts are NOT responsible for your safety or for any injury or damage to your person or your property, or that of your guest(s).You agree that you have read the instructions of the announcement and that you and your guest(s) are assuming all risks of participating in the event.




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  • Barb L

    Please note the revised meeting place, and map above.

    1 · 4 days ago

  • Sonja H.

    We will do this shoot again, happy to hear about your retirement. Congratulations.

    5 days ago

  • Betty S.

    Please go there again. I retire in 3 weeks so then I'll be ready.

    5 days ago

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