Keating House in San Diego

A few nice San Diego Housing Market images I found:

Keating House in San Diego
San Diego Housing Market
Image by Princess Stand in the Rain
Staying at the Keating House was a pure delight! The owners make you feel right at home and the gourmet breakfasts get you started out right for a busy day at the Zoo or Balboa Park which is within walking distance from the B & B. A super location and place to spend your time in San Diego. Keating House is an excellent example of the Queen Anne Victorian residences built in San Diego during the boom years of the 1880’s. The exterior of the house has ornate shingle wall panels; a porch with turned spindles; a gable dormer with a carved sunburst pattern; decorative gable-end panels; and a hexagonal turret with faceted roof. Inside are four fireplaces and rooms with twelve foot ceilings.

The original owner of the house, George James Keating was one of eighteen children. He was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1840. At the age of eighteen, he had completed a liberal college education and having a strong desire to enter business for himself he came to the U.S. in 1866 settling in Kansas City.

Mr. Keating was eminently succesful in business. In the short space of 20 years his agricultural implement business became one of the largest in the world. He amassed a fortune of more than two million dollars.

In 1886 he and his wife Fannie, for reasons of health, moved to San Diego where they made substantial investments in the city’s booming real estate market. One of these purchases was their residence at 2331 2nd Ave. The property now known as Keating House.

Mr. Keating died unexpectedly in the house on the morning of June 22, 1888. His ghost, a benevolent spirit, is said to still haunt the house. The house remained in the Keating family until the death of Mrs. Keating in 1909.

In 1975, the house underwent extensive restoration and in 1984, Keating House was opened to the public as a Bed & Breakfast.

Lookout on Lemur Island, San Diego Wild Animal Park
San Diego Housing Market
Image by tychay
We got off the Wgasa Bush Line in a different place than I expected so we trekked back to our starting point, but not without taking in some sights along the way. An almost unnoticed area in the Mombasa Island Market is Lemur Island. The nice thing about putting the lemurs here is that there is no need for a high wall or fence.

The sign near it reads:
Tell Tails
Don’t let their masked faces and striped tails fool you. These ring-tailed lemurs are primates (like monkeys, apes, and us), not a relative of raccoons. Their striking black and white ringed tails are a visual signal to other lemurs. But they’re also used to send a scented message. A male lemur saturates his tail with musk from special glands on his forearms. Then he sticks his tail straight up and shakes it rapidly so that the scent wafts toward his rival. These “stink battles” help to determine rank within the lemur group and mark territorial boundaries.

Hmm, sounds no different than a frat house. “Quick, pull the finger!”

The VR really saved the day here, and nik’s sunlight filter did the rest. Cropped to change the composition a little bit.

(Nikon D70, 70-200mm f/2.8G VR, TC-20E II) ƒ5.6, iso200, 1/30sec, 400mm (600mm), vr on
DxO (ca, lighting, noise) nik CEP (sunlight) Aperture (crop, highlights/shadows,sharpen)

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