Sunday, February 20, 2022

Glowing Dragon at the End of the Parade

I have SO MANY BAD PHOTOS from the Chinese New Year 2022 parade last night, but I'm trying not to post them all.  I really just wanted to post the Gum Lung photo (because we love Gum Lung!), but here is a collection anyway.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Monday, February 14, 2022

Glowing City through a Wet Window

 ..and from a moving boat...

Stormy-looking Sunset

 Yes, Salesforce Tower really is that tall.

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Octopus Kite Sunset

Clouds really MAKE sunsets interesting.  They provide so much color, and so many interesting shapes!

Setting Sun Sequence

 The sun seems to move so slowly, and then zooms beneath the horizon. 

Looking North-ish and South-ish, Ocean Beach

 Our unseasonably warm, dry weather is persisting.  And the tide was low, so I had a nice evening walk.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Cable Cars: Strange and Brilliant Technology

I went to the Cable Car Museum, and...  it's both ingenious and crazy to have the vehicles have neither engines nor power, and have the street full of machines instead.  They just get pulled along, and let go of the moving cable when they need to stay still.

Sure, roller coasters are like this, and so-called smart-highways really should be...  The museum has lots of giant wheels rotating cables, and the genius/madness of it is all impressive.

There's also a great exhibit about how the City tried to replace these with buses that couldn't even climb the hills back in the 40s, and how citizens organized to prevent that madness, in favor of keeping this effective-on-hills-and-wild madness that we like better.  Yaaay, people!

Federal Decorative Leaves


Bay Bridge (filter set)

It's truly grand in person.  And a grand way to enter the City, from the middle height of skyscrapers...


Great Star (filter set)

 I'm happy this theater, where I used to watch so many great movies from China, still exists!  It's been closed for a while, however.  But at least it is still a theater, and not luxury housing.  Yet.

Classic Local Building, Compact Edition

These are usually three stories tall, and usually have two of those landings in the middle, so this looks... funny.  

Valencia Scene


Plums Say it is Spring

 The plums are rarely wrong on this topic. (Taken on Tuesday, Feb 8th.)

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Italian Vacation Feelings in San Francisco

The scalloped beach edge really makes this scene.  The houses in the fancy Sea Cliff neighborhood are decorative from this angle.

Famous International Orange Bridge

(Marshall's Beach is in the foreground.)


 I didn't have a long lens, so these are just phone photos.

They're impressive birds.