Little Italy in San Diego is a strange combination of things. There are excellent Italian restaurants and people at least pretending to be Italian. There are gleaming high rises and also tired old buildings like this one, which is abandoned and probably waiting to be turned into a gastropub or craft brewery.
Horton Plaza is pretty strange: five or six stories of open-air arcades and colonnades and zigzagging staircases, Gap stores and magnet schools, as postmodern as you could imagine and painted in the brightest oranges and pinks. This is the even stranger parking garage for Horton Plaza- The Fruit and Vegetable Garage. The garage is like something out of Escher, mazelike and disorienting and full of these colorful signs.
Great views from this park- I love the crisscrossing freeways and the skyscrapers.