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Description of Subject Matter: Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade is a linear park that stretches from Market Street to PETCO Park and connects Children's Museum Park, Children's Park, and Gaslamp Square. The tree-lined promenade features a hedge maze at beginning of the promenade on Market Street, leading to an abstract sculpture in the center, entitled Shedding the Cloak, by Jerry Dumalo, Mary Lynn Dominguez, and Tama Dumalo, as well as a fountain and water feature. Another sculpture, Dreams, is planned for the maze. The Promenade also includes other public art that pays tribute to Dr. King's memory and his dream, including a Dream, by Roberto Salas, which depicts five hands comprised of bronze and steel, plaques with Dr. King's words embedded in the ground, and the Breaking the Chains sculpture, by Melvin Edwards. The promenade is a favorite for pedestrians, joggers, and bicyclists, and is the site of annual multi-cultural festival held on Martin Luther King Day, which features, music, food, exhibits, vendors, and entertainment.
The above is from http://www.civicsd.com/programs/parks-and-open-space/parks/915-martin-luther-king-jr-promenade.html
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MLKPRM_100725_05.JPG: "Along the way of life, someone must have sense enough and morality enough to cut off the chain of hate. This can only be done by projecting the ethic of love to the center of our lives."
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Title: "Breaking of the Chains"
Artist: Melvin Edwards
Commissioned for Martin Luther King, Jr. Promenade through the Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Diego and Centre City Development Corporation.
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2010 photos: Equipment this year: I mostly used the Fuji S100fs until the third one broke and I started sending them back for repairs. Then I used either the Fuji S200EHX or the Nikon D90 until I got the S100fs ones repaired. At the end of the year I bought a Nikon D5000 but I returned it pretty quickly.
Trips this year: I've got so many local commitments that I'm having trouble getting away. I drove out to Lexington, Kentucky to cover the Civil War Preservation Trust's annual conference in June. I flew out to California and Nevada for two weeks in July for the San Diego Comic-Con. I flew to Nashville to cover the Civil War Preservation Trust's Grand Review conference in September.
My office at the main Commerce Department building closed in October and I was shifted out to the Bureau of the Census in Suitland Maryland. It's good to have a job of course but that killed being able to see basically any cultural events during the day. There's basically nothing of interest that you can see around the Census building.
Number of photos taken this year: about 395,000..