Sunday in Balboa Park
We spent the afternoon in the park enjoying the various International Cottages. We tasted a delicious coffee cake in the House of Sweden that had almond paste in the center. Just outside the House of England, we found sausage sandwiches called Banger Sandwiches much like you would eat in an English Pub.
I enjoyed the presentation of Helena Modjeska in the House of Poland. I studied her china and other artifacts she brought over from Warsaw. A beautiful painting of this lovely high society lady graced one wall. Helena left Poland and settled in California and you wonder how much influence this Shakespearen actress had on the West Coast in the 20's and 30's.
I gave my husband a plate of latkes and applesauce in the House of Israel. The artifacts were fun to study and I took a picture of my daughter holding Susanna, but of course, I used her Jewish name, Shoshanna, to get her attention. That's when we met a spirited Jewish man also there for the day and we we enjoyed a long conversation with him. He teaches digital photography. So I gave him my camera to take the picture!
What a great afternoon in Balboa Park, San Diego!