A Sign, A Sweet Ride, and a Big Ol’ Hole in the Ground

November 20, 2014

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P1240496This whole block used to be the Cathedral Hill Hotel, before that the Jack Tar Hotel. Now it’s going to be a huge hospital.

photo 2They’re pouring concrete, so this is as deep as they are going to go. Plenty of parking for everyone.

 

Prolific Mollusk Turns Out To Be Zamar the Squid

November 11, 2014

Been wondering about this artist.

http://hoodline.com/2014/11/an-interview-with-graffiti-artist-zamar

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His mark is everywhere. If you read the comments after the article, you’ll see that a lot of people think of him as a vandal. Property owners are obligated by the city to clean up graffiti, or the city does it and sends them a bill. So people’s artistic expression can cost other people money.

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Big or small, he does them all.

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Thanks to Russel Howze for posting the link to the article.

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October 30, 2014

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A Couple of Months Ago, in the Mission

October 25, 2014

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The Dollar StoreĀ  burned down. News flash from the past.

P1240228I don’t know who this is, a local fellow, now deceased, I guess.

P1240230Guardian Angels. I understand they’re quite good at bowling, also.

Stuff I Saw

October 14, 2014

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Acrobats of Sunday Streets

October 6, 2014

acro 2Some fit young women suspended a ring on Mission Street and demonstrated their acrobatic skills.

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Musicians of Sunday Streets

October 4, 2014

musLast Sunday, the Excelsior District hosted Sunday Streets. Many musicians participated, here are photographs of a few.

mus2The singer here is from Sweden.

mus 3One could hardly hear these hipsters. They get the award for Smallest PA System.

mus 4(Click on any photo here and it will enlarge.)

Excelsior Scenes and Two Sweet Rides

October 1, 2014

storeThe Excelsior District is kind of like the Mission, but less exciting. Which probably makes it a better place to live and raise children.

grl on bkI’ve heard of ‘whistling past the graveyard’, this young lady is ‘riding a bike with balloons past the funeral directors’.

swt rdSomewhere there’s a welder with extra time on his hands.

swt rd 2The white thing on the back of this bike is a bumpin’ stereo system.

Sunday Streets in the Excelsior District

September 30, 2014

viewLast sunday a long stretch of Mission Street was blocked off in the Excelsior District, so people could bicycle, walk, skate, etc. Many people showed up.

bbl ldyThe Bubble Lady shows up at every Sunday Streets, spreading joy and bubbles wherever she goes.

schwinnThe Vintage Schwinn Posse was in full effect. From a t-shirt one of them was wearing, they may be called Frisco Bay Sting Rays.

bnkOnce a stately bank, now a produce market. Stuff changes.

Stickers and a Meaningful Sketch

September 26, 2014

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P1240215_1I sure hope this isn’t a viral marketing campaign for a clothing line. Been burned before.

P1240211It’s all about the barbecue.

P1240223No wait, it’s really all about the booty.


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