Q:post/56010792577/then-now-pacific-beach-san-diego-ca-1957 -- Photo on the left was taken my my grandpa, Joe Pospichal, my grandma is the woman on the right with the beer, and I took the photo on the right, Gregory may... I don't mind you using my photos, but as you have probably already figured out, people do like the original information to go along with it... and it's always good go give credit where it's due! There's quite a few steps it took for me to compose this whole presentation.
Thanks for checkin the blog and double thanks to you and your family for capturing such an awesome moment. This blogs sole purpose is to try and share with the rest of the world the magic of San Diego and its history. Im fortunate enough to have come across alot of great photos that help tell a great story and of yours the photo in question is one of them. I do my best to credit original photographers or link back to original sources where possible. And if that information isn’t available i appreciate when someone brings it to my attention. I do not claim to own the rights to any of these pics. If you’d like to give me a name to put along in the description, id be happy to oblige. Best.
The construction of the Ocean Beach Pier. Photo Credit: Vintage San Diego on Facebook
Q:There is an older post tagged #thebroadway that you describe as Fashion Valley and speculate that it is actually the Bloomingdales store now. Respectfully, there is no way that picture is from FV. The Broadway Fashion Valley was a totally different architectural style, newer than this building. The current Bloomingdales in FV started life as a Robinson's department store. In the background you can see a Sears sign, there was never a Sears in FV. No idea which Broadway it is, but not FV.
Hey, thanks for calling this out. I got this photo from the Vintage San Diego facebook page and was labeled as being in Fashion Valley, so I took it for what it was. After a bit of research, I can confirm that Fashion Valley did indeed have a Broadway store. Read: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fashion_Valley_Mall . Under History you can see that the first anchor store listed at the mall is The Broadway. Though your probably right. Its probably not the building that Bloomingdales occupies today.
EDIT: I dug into the Vintage San Diego facebook page and it seems since I posted that photo, they discovered that the photo was not even from San Diego: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=299783260071610&set=a.299782650071671.65494.181625028554101&type=3
Bad info! Good eye.
Q:you should check out Vintage San Diego on facebook if you haven't yet. they've got tons of pictures and video.
Thanks! Thats actually where i get alot of the images I share. I love that page.
Beachgoers. Based on the building in the background im assuming they are standing about right where the OB Pier stands today, their backs facing north. Im basing this off a 1913 photo of OB that features a building in that same spot advertising the fact that they make Clam Chowder. If anyone has any alternative suggestions, chime in!
San Diego, Ca c.1930