Observed in SF

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A Palm Sunday procession in Hayes Valley.

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They had incense, palm fronds, hymns, the whole deal.

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Tweens on stilts, promoting a hardware store in Soma.

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A door made of signs in an alley in West Portal.

Sweet Rides With Sweet Patina

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1967 Ford Ranch Wagon.

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International Harvester pickup from the early 1960s.

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A workhorse of the first order.

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Rare bird: a Bristol, made in England in the 1970s.

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The company that built these originally made planes used in World War II.

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Most excellent patina.

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Bufano Sculpture at Westside Courts

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Walking over to Target, saw something out of the corner of my eye. Sure enough, it was a sculpture by Beniamino Benevenuto Bufano. Bufano was a great sculptor and a San Francisco character.

Westside Courts

This sculpture of St. Francis on a horse is situated in the Westside Courts housing project.

Westside Courts was built in 1945. Though well-kept, these boxy concrete buildings have passed their useful lifespan. I hope they can be replaced without anyone losing their place.

 

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Something burned here, leaving an interesting visual.