Many years ago, the National Marine Fisheries Service (now NOAA Fisheries) established its southwest headquarters in a building perched on the high bluffs above the campus. It's a spectacular location and for decades it's provided coastal geologists with an egregious example of foolish coastal development - in books, presentations, and conversation. Not only is it right on the edge of a clearly unstable bluff, but there have been recurring reports that it may sit on an active slide.
I guess it's a good thing I finally got a chance to visit - since NOAA has now completed a grand new building across the road and the old building is marked for demolition. Eventually, I suppose everything here will end up tens of mile offshore as a stack of turbidity flows at the bottom of the La Jolla Canyon, the head of which lies immediately offshore.
The photos are taken from a variety of locations over the course of two days.