Sunday, February 28, 2021
Sunday, February 21, 2021
This is a little collection of architectural textures and shapes from my walk today. Mission Bay has some of our newest buildings, and has almost wholly replaced the industrial warehouses, gravel yards, and shipyards that previously occupied the land, so gives a sense of unrestrained hip-ness in building styles.
The stack of boxes just to the left of the fletching is a stack of luxury condos, and I am entranced by the images on a local real estate listing site for them. (75 Howard is the address.) The gorgeous, not-lived-in-looking staged spaces are just superb, and the views are spectacular.
Now that this area has been renovated, there is a wide, sandy beach (spreading far off to the right of this photo, and popular with visitors), access to the surprisingly clear (today) water, and a view of many types of cranes in their native port habitat. :)
Somewhere, from perhaps 2005, I have photos of this crane when it was still fully assembled... I like what they've done to it! It looks clean, and still has all the motor and bearing parts to move it along a rail near the bottom. There are plenty of fresh 'DO NOT CLIMB' signs on it, as well.
Crane Cove Park (sfport.com, near 20th Street at Illinois here in San Francisco) has been in the works for a long time, and was completed last year - but I only learned this today. I've only been to the western side of town twice since the March 2020 health orders came out, so it was something of a shock to look down 20th and see all of this!
Saturday, February 13, 2021
Sunday, February 7, 2021
I was looking at plants during my walk today. I am ALWAYS looking at plants!
Without getting technical, these are: (top) magnolia, willow, eucalyptus; (middle row) rhododendron, plum, camellia; (bottom) acacia, camellia, plum (or really early cherry, but it should be plum based on the time of year).