Friday, September 2, 2016

Swastika Building

It was the late 70's when I lived in a community on the south side of San Diego called Chula Vista.   A pleasant area with an even more pleasant climate.   Remember the song "It Never Rains in Southern California"?    Well, from my own personal experience I can tell you that it is true (except for August).   I liked going to a beach called the Silver Strand.   The Silver Strand is a long strip of land running in a north-south direction.   To me it resembles a barrier island with the Pacific ocean on the west and San Diego Bay on the east.  
 I always enjoyed walking down the beach.   It was a beautiful beach.
When the surf was “up” the roar of the pounding waves was deafening but I loved it.  
Little did I know that there was a building nearby shaped like a giant swastika.   I never had a clue as to its existence.
Can you see the swastika?    Maybe this picture will help you find the building.    What do you think, does it look like a swastika to you?
Now you can definitely see it.
And to make things even more incredible is that the building is located on the U.S. Naval Amphibious Base Coronado.   This is where the Navy Seal teams are trained.  
By the way here is a picture of an LST1195 (Landing Ship Tank) that got beached on the Silver Strand Beach.
The building was built in 1967 and someone spotted it on Google in 2005.    The Navy said that they could alter the building so that it would no longer have the swastika shape but it would cost $600,000 to make the alterations.   I stumbled across the Swastika Building (as it is sometimes referred to) on the internet.   I used Google maps to see for myself by typing in Swastika Building Coronado.   Here is a link for you.   The internet plus Google maps are just amazing.   Have a good day.   Lew,-117.1598725,453m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80d953271e9a688d:0xca697b9e0d2ba359!8m2!3d32.6761278!4d-117.1576838







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