We recently went to Liberty Station in Point Loma and took a tour around the area. Predictably, I took issue with the amount of water being used for landscaping, the large manicured park areas in a city plagued by sprawl, and the amount of theatricality (in the form of show breweries and building new structures to match the historic style). Our instructor, Joe Kennedy, was helpful in pointing out that although the site has its shortcomings it does represent a major accomplishment when judged in the context of San Diego bureaucracy and culture. On the trip I did see two things that I really enjoyed. Images and explanatory captions featured above.