Shelltown San Diego California House and View


ntopaz-image-0I was always trying to get shots of the far away palm tree line on the horizon as I walked in Shelltown San Diego. They are up on the other side of a canyon from where I was living and about a half a mile away. A trick of perspective showed them clearly to my eyes, but I was never able to translate them into a good photo. This might be one of the best, and I have many fails.

The house in this photo is quite typical of what you see in this neighborhood. The place has not changed too much since it was built out in the 1950’s and 1960’s. It started as a working class area and then people fled to the suburbs later. It then become mostly Hispanic and got a bad reputation for crime.

And now it is slowly becoming gentrified. Houses like this one on big lots are sold for cheap. Then they get torn down and a new big house or fourplex gets built instead. Shelltown is right south of downtown San Diego, and location is everything. I think in the next decade it will be a place where the rich people live.

I’m glad I got to live here while it was a time capsule. I enjoyed my time in Shelltown and always felt safe. I ate a lot of good cheap food and was close to good transportation. I found the reality much better than I was lead to believe.

I used a Canon ELPH160 point and shoot camera for this photo.

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22.12.2019 01:39
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It looks like a nice place to live. 💕

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22.12.2019 17:38
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Congratulations, @fitinfun your post won 2nd prize in this weeks Show us Your California contest!!
24.12.2019 19:33
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