San Diego marked the starting point for our drive along the Pacific Coast Highway heading north to San Francisco. Little did I know how many pictures I would take along this journey over the course of eight days.
Photo of sculpture by Melvin Edwards paying tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. Below the sculpture on the ground is a plaque which reads,
"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."
This sculpture is located in the Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade, 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, and plaques with Dr. King's words embedded in the ground. The promenade is a favorite for pedestrians, joggers, and bicyclists, and is the site of an annual multi-cultural festival held on Martin Luther King Day, which features, music, food, exhibits, vendors, and entertainment.
Photo captured August 14, 2012.
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