May 11th, 2010 categories: San Diego Real Estate
” Celtic Woman and The Songs From the Heart “
Ever since I first became acquainted with the Celtic Woman, I have loved their music. I have watched them when they have appeared on KPBS. When I heard they were making a return visit to San Diego at the San Diego Civic Center I made sure I reserved my seats early so I could see them live in concert for the first time.
Making my way to the concert and with time to spare before the performance seating, I decided to check out the famous US Grant Hotel. On the way over to the hotel, I couldn’t resist snapping a photo of the Celtic Woman equipment transport sitting in the loading area of the Civic Center. This sold out one night performance was a great production. And there was no doubt about it, it was a grand evening of remarkable music. They performed the music that has made them famous for well over two and a half hours. The concert was titled like their new CD, “Songs From The Heart“. One of my favorite songs is embedded there in new CD title, if you would care to listen.( note, the music video opens in a separate window)
The colors in this night photo taken on my iPhone camera of the US Grant Hotel after the performance are quite realistic of the stunning blue green lighting of the US Grant. The hotel’s interior has been remodeled again since I was last there and I must say it was certainly impressive in it’s grandeur. While there, I captured a few more photos with my iPhone and I was actually surprised with the quality of the photos, considering the lower resolution. The US Grant has been an icon of Downtown San Diego since 1910. With all it’s many international awards, it currently ranks in the top 100 most famous hotels in the world.
The Lobby of the Hotel is beautifully designed in neutral tones with ornate columns, white marble, travertine ,dark cherry wood detail and crystal chandeliers.
In one of the display areas, there was a photo showing the original US Grant at the turn of the century. Taking photos of pictures is sort of fun if you can capture it without the light reflecting on it. And along where that photo was hanging on the wall as shown below, was a display window with the original table dining service of the US Grant.
The US Grant Dinning table service of dinner plate,crystal, silver flatware and accessories .