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Photos and thoughts; Cars; 1950s; 1960s

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Rotunda – Westfield – San Francisco

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Rotunda - Westfield

Rotunda - Westfield

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September 18, 2008 at 4:59 pm

Westfield – Nordstrom

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Nordstrom spiral at Westfield Mall in San Francisco

Nordstrom spiral at Westfield Mall in San Francisco

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September 17, 2008 at 7:21 pm

San Francisco Restaurants

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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!

Alcatraz Pizza

Alcatraz Pizza

Bechelli's Restaurant

Bechelli's Restaurant

Blue Mermaid

Blue Mermaid

Lefty O'Douls Daily Grill

Lefty O'Douls Daily Grill

Pompei's Grotto

Pompei's Grotto

The Cannery

The Cannery

Tarantino's

Tarantino's

A Rolls by any other name —

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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.

Nice RR

Nice RR

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September 12, 2008 at 8:49 pm

The Blues

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Ford fin

Ford fin

1959 Ford Fairlane Convertible

1959 Ford Galaxie Convertible

1948 Plymouth

1948 Plymouth

1957 Ford Fairlane Convertible

1957 Ford Fairlane Convertible

1956? Ford Thunderbird

1956? Ford Thunderbird

1960 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Convertible

1960 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Convertible

1955 Mercury Convertible

1955 Mercury Convertible

1957 Cadillac and 1958 TV Commercial

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Just some fun with these photos and the old TV commercials.

1958 Cadillac - The Villages, FL

1957 Cadillac - The Villages, FL

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September 11, 2008 at 6:27 pm

The Palace of Fine Arts – San Francisco

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Ladies Weeping - Palace of Fine Arts

Ladies Weeping - Palace of Fine Arts

 

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.

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September 11, 2008 at 12:34 pm