A further View of San Diego: Little Italy

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This is a nice look at a popular area of town.

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Shuttered Restaurant: Little Italy

Photo credit: Most are my husband Tom Abbott. Since here we had to get out of the Jeep, he took the camera.

This area of town was once the home to the Tuna fishermen, who were Italian Americans. They were at the heart of something that the city has partially lost. Though we still have some tuna ships on the harbor. This little corner of San Diego is known for its walkable areas, as well as its restaurants. Many are shuttered these days, and who knows when they will be able to open.

Some are open, for delivery only. One had a security guard, who was taking the food to the hungry customers waiting in the street. Why? That way none could get in and mingle with the staff. These are the kinds of changes that we are seeing in our fair city.

We walked up and down a few blocks, observing little traffic, either foot or vehicle traffic. This is critical because people seem to be listening to the stay at home orders, even if the day was warm and bright.

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A lonely person in the Plaza

There were signs reminding people to observe social distancing. This is a sticking area that on Sunday Morning is usually full of people going about their business. Parking proved no issue in a place that usually requires you to take a few turns, or better yet, use the Trolley.

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The United States Postal Service keeps its rounds, even in the time of Corona. We know that they are doing a very dangerous job, under extremely trying conditions. So be gentle with your mail person. Remember. they are the unsung heroes of the logistics game. Full disclosure, my husband is a postal worker, and he still goes to work every night, so you can get your stuff.

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The inside of an empty restaurant

Not the best of photos, due to the glare, but it will show you how a place that is usually filled to the gills right now is quite still. This is a new reality, one that we expect to see for a few months. My County leaders just extended all orders indefinitely.

People in masks

This we are starting to see, even if not extensive. This will be a new way to walk the streets. There are not medical grade masks, but we saw some of those as well. More on those in another piece.

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Historian by training. Former day to day reporter. Sometimes a geek who enjoys a good miniatures game.

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