Sunday, June 12, 2022
Are they attractive because they have two eyes and a sort of brow? There is something to the design that is charming, and I suspect it isn't just the rounded corners, the glossy shine, or the fact that the bell on the front is controlled with a little string that goes in near the side window.
I wanted to see if Claude Lane's businesses survived the pandemic (the short answer is no), but while I was there, I had a chance to admire this new mural by 1AM Projects (1amprojects.com) (I love the video on their splash page!).
This isn't their first mural in this spot, AND this is the same team that put up the Ingleside Pride (on Ocean), Ocean Avenue panoramic mural at Geneva and Ocean, and a meadow at a local power substation mural as well!
It's lovely work, and I'm happy to see it.
I have friend in floaty places! Also: I am a vehicle geek. It's not just that I like boats, but when I look back on my childhood career fantasies (astronaut, firefighter, flight attendant), I see that they all had cool vehicles, and believe that was part of each role's allure. (The flight attendants were so NICE to me, that I wanted to be them more than the pilots.)
Thursday, June 9, 2022
Monday, May 30, 2022
The bay was busy with windsurfers and kite-surfers yesterday. (Spot the foreground pigeon hiding over the bay...). It was windy enough that a kitesurfer too far away from the water got dragged down the beach and wound up wreaking havoc on picnickers and other windsports fans, who had to trap his kite to end the mayhem. As my friend M said, the strong winds meant it just wasn't a good day to be an amateur.
Friday, May 20, 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022
Sunday, May 8, 2022
Friday, May 6, 2022
Thursday, May 5, 2022
It wears a collar, but is the sort of cat that follows you around the yard, stalks you as you garden, rubs against your chair leg if you sit to be pet, but after two strokes it tries to claw your hands off. (Today I wore heavy garden gloves, so its attack failed!)
Not only this ship, but so many of the ships - with bonus colors on the containers. The bold colors - reds, oranges, and vivid greens. The contrast between the black and white. It's all very satisfying. If I could get closer with a medium format camera, my rust and valve studies would be EXCESSIVE.
Friday, April 29, 2022
Monday, April 18, 2022
Saturday, April 16, 2022
The giant pin (bike rack) cracks me up. Also: it's funny that we use Roman numerals on buildings: it's funny enough that we copy their ancient temple structure for banks, but going down to the numbering system level is amusing to me. (MCMXXII is a long way to say 1922!)
While I've changed my method for posting here, so it is less spontaneous, it may be sparing you from nothing but an endless collection of cloud images. I think that's good, but my sense of moderation of what I admit to photographing may be misaligned with what I actually photograph.