Archive for September 2008
There are so many places in San Francisco to eat. Every kind of taste or ethic food is available at a wide range of afford. I was totally caught up in the signage. I loved the streets and signs (some pretty old, so you know they’ve been in business for a long time). Some were new, or funky, or cute, or reminiscent of Bogart. All great places. I wish I could have tried them all. One thing for sure – there’s no excuse for not eating and walking in San Francisco!
would have MY name on the title!!!
I found this nifty Rolls Royce in a dealership in San Francisco. One couple that was looking at it said it was going in the mid $40Ks and thought he could find the same a bit less in New York. Then again, you have to travel around and spend a few dinero to go to NY and get the car (which actually could be driven through salt). So I say – hey, buy this one.
San Francisco is a great city. I love it.
Just some fun with these photos and the old TV commercials.
The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco was constructed as a temporary attraction in playing host to the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, The Fair, which opened on February 20, 1915, San Francisco was honoring the discovery of the Pacific Ocean and the completion of the Panama Canal; it was also celebrating its own resurrection after the shattering earthquake and fire of 1906.
Those column-top statues of sorrowing (weeping) maidens turned away from prying eyes are using their tears to water the long-gone oaks that originally stood in the planters that they surround. One story I heard was that the tears were for the dead soldiers (lost love?) of the Panama Canal Zone war.
I like the romantic aspects of this.
San Francisco is filled with history and gems like this marquis from the Alhambra theater.
I really liked this very retro theatre marquis in San Francisco. Lately I’ve had an eye for older things – their present beauty from a time past.