Showing its age
Balboa Park turns 100
San Diego’s Balboa Park celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2015. Built for temporary use during the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, its now 485 hectares consist of eight gardens, 15 museums and the San Diego Zoo. The 45-metre California Tower at the Museum of Man is open to the public for the first time in 80 years for 360-degree views of the park and its surroundings. The Museum of Photographic Arts is doing something special, too. It’s presenting 7 billion Others, February 21 until September 13. Launched in 2003 by French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, the multimedia project asked 6000 people — from an Afghan farmer to a Brazilian fisherman, a Chinese shopkeeper to a German performer — the same 45 questions. What have you learnt from your parents? What do you want to impart to your kids? What does love mean to you? The portraits reveal our differences and similarities. Listen to “first memories” or “love stories” or “testing times” at 7billionothers.org
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