About Chris O
Lives in London
Since Aug 2007
Hi. I’m Chris, an American freelance creative living in London. I keep busy working as a blogger, photojournalist, community manager, consultant, curator and more. The opportunities and challenges keep getting bigger, better and more meaningful for me every year! I’m having so much fun. Favorite destinations are many and my list of must-see places to visit seems to get longer the more I travel! I’m a huge fan of Lisbon, Istanbul and Queenstown – to name but a few preferred repeat locations. I also love heading back to the States every chance I find and cannot get enough of the Deep South – Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and the Carolinas – and Hawaii holds a particularly special place in my heart as well. And even though I’ve been based in London for years, it and the whole of Britain still yield myriad wonders for me.
Ships, Specialty Museums
This must-see destination is home to one of the world’s most impressive collections of historic ships, including the world’s oldest active ship, the Star of India.
Climb aboard this ginormous decommissioned aircraft carrier to learn about life at sea, get an up-close look at an impressive collection of close to 30 restored aircraft, and have a go in one of the flight simulators.
This museum is part of an eight-block historic Chinatown district, where Chinese immigrants first formed a community in the 1860s. It focuses on illustrating the story of the Chinese American experience through photographs, artifacts, artwork, and educational materials.
Located within Balboa Park, the Mingei is a non-profit institution collecting, conserving, and exhibiting folk art and crafts from around the world.
Home to the largest indoor model railroad on the continent (among the largest in the world!), this is a brilliant place for the little ones and the young at heart.
A visit to the Spanish Village Art Center is an opportunity to meet more than 200 artists and craftspeople, who are happily at work in this beautiful, intimate setting.
The aim of the William B Kolander Sheriff’s Museum in Old Town San Diego is to preserve and promote the history of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Ever wondered what it would be like to sit in the back of a police car or to be locked up behind bars (but don't want to get in trouble with the law just to find out)? Here’s your chance.
Take advantage of San Diego’s great weather and culture with a stroll through the Stuart Collection’s outdoor sculpture garden. Located on the University of California - San Diego campus, the collection features works by Jenny Holzer, John Baldessari, Bruce Nauman, and more.
The Flying Leatherneck Museum is uniquely focused on preserving the interesting history of U.S. Marine Corps aviation.