22. June, 2005 - lighter side

Above the Chinatown Gate
Above the Chinatown Gate
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The links today are lighter in character. Just plain fun stuff. No particular reason other than I’d collected a lot of this sort of thing, and don’t feel like holding them for Friday. Besides, work is continuing, and while I’m not making great progress, I need to keep plugging at it and try to wrap some things up this week, so I didn’t feel like getting all ranty this morning and putting myself in a bad mood. And then there’s the pictures. These are from the Saturday I spent wandering around San Francisco. Nothing all that special, but I tried seeing things I’ve looked at before from different angles. I’m reasonably happy with the results.

Sculpture & Ferry Building
Sculpture & Ferry Building
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That first picture is the building right at the Chinatown Gate. Everyone takes pictures of the gate itself, but I decided to look up above it, and there was the picture.

The big bow and arrow sculpture that lives along the Embarcadero down by Pier 22 ½ is something I hadn’t seen before in SF. I’m not sure how I’d missed it, since I’ve walked around down there before, but maybe I’d just never gone much south of Market on the Embarcadero. Dunno. And after walking around it a bit, I decided I liked the way it framed the Ferry Building’s tower, and I was glad I’d hiked the extra blocks.

The Bay Bridge
The Bay Bridge
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And then there’s the Bay Bridge. I’ve taken pictures of it from different angles before, but walking along until I was almost underneath it gave me some new angles to look at it from, and this is the one I like best. I also got the sailboat in the right place to make the whole picture look right to me. I dunno. It’s not perfect, but it’s the best of more than a dozen pictures I took of the bridge during that walk, and I’m reasonably happy with it.

Well, there’s a few pictures to brighten up your day, and now I guess it’s time for a few links. Enjoy.

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