Passing Under Golden Gate Bridge

During my mom’s visit last month we went on a boat ride in the San Francisco Bay. I thought I’d share my snap-by-snap photos of passing underneath the Golden Gate Bridge. Even though I live here I never get tired of it!

IMG 4549 764x1024 Passing Under Golden Gate Bridge IMG 4550 764x1024 Passing Under Golden Gate Bridge IMG 4551 764x1024 Passing Under Golden Gate Bridge Continue reading

share save 171 16 Passing Under Golden Gate Bridge

Bosque de los Alebrijes

DSC 6755 Bosque de los Alebrijes

I’ve shared this image before because I’ve photographed it several times when walking down Haight but I never knew anything about the artwork before. SF Weekly just shared the history and info about this piece that I now know is called Bosque de los Alebrijes.

Some of what I learned:

  • It’s by San Francisco artist Jet Martinez who has done 30+ murals in the Bay Area.
  • It was created in 2012.
  • It’s not the first piece of art in that spot.
  • “Alebrijes are Mexican wooden sculptures of fantastical creatures.”
  • The changing light through the day makes the colors look different. (I never noticed – I’ll have to keep an eye out next time!)

It’s located at 1301 Haight Street.

share save 171 16 Bosque de los Alebrijes

Mom’s Wonderful Visit

It’s been quiet all week on the blog because my mom came to visit and I was too busy enjoying her company to get on the site. In addition to just spending time together and talking about tons of things, we packed in a lot of San Francisco fun.

IMG 4166 764x1024 Moms Wonderful Visit We spent a lot of time with Lucy – walks, parks, playdates

IMG 4177 764x1024 Moms Wonderful VisitWe walked over to the Wave OrganIMG 4191 764x1024 Moms Wonderful Visit

Saw the swans at Palace of Fine ArtsIMG 4196 764x1024 Moms Wonderful Visit Visited the new-ish Disney Museum for the first timeIMG 4263 764x1024 Moms Wonderful VisitCalifornia Academy of Sciences
IMG 4282 764x1024 Moms Wonderful Visit Georgia O’Keefe exhibit at DeYoung MuseumIMG 4324 764x1024 Moms Wonderful Visit CityGuides SF Gold Rush History Walking TourIMG 4373 764x1024 Moms Wonderful Visit Smitted liquid nitrogen ice creamIMG 4390 764x1024 Moms Wonderful VisitSharing that ice cream with Lucy icon smile Moms Wonderful Visit
IMG 4406 764x1024 Moms Wonderful Visit Watched the basketball game at Thai StickIMG 4422 764x1024 Moms Wonderful Visit Lovely dinner at a friend’s houseIMG 4459 764x1024 Moms Wonderful Visit Dinner Party at My House for St. Patrick’s DayIMG 4515 764x1024 Moms Wonderful VisitSpending time with a friend’s baby
IMG 4552 764x1024 Moms Wonderful Visit Boat tour under the Golden Gate BridgeIMG 4578 764x1024 Moms Wonderful Visit Pier 39 Sea LionsIMG 4640 764x1024 Moms Wonderful Visit Castello di Amorosa wine tasting and tourIMG 3224 Moms Wonderful Visit Sha Sha Higby Solo Dance Performance at Theatre of Yugen / NOHSpaceIMG 3228 Moms Wonderful VisitOcean Beach

share save 171 16 Moms Wonderful Visit

A Look Back at I Live Here: SF

Several years ago I participated in a wonderful photography project called I Live Here: SF. I was one of the first to participate, seeing a post on a blog looking for people willing to be photographed and to share their “San Francisco story”. That was when I met Julie. Julie went on to photograph so many wonderful local people in so many different settings in San Francisco. The collection she came up with was amazing and it was exhibited as a solo exhibit at SOMArts as well as put up for awhile at San Francisco City Hall. I was thinking about this project recently because I went to SOMArts for something else and I wanted to take a look back at my part in the project.

The Photo Shoot

The full photo shoot, done in my North Beach apartment (where I lived at the time) and around the neighborhood there can be seen on Flickr. A few of my favorite shots:

north beach bay windows A Look Back at I Live Here: SF

north beach bw A Look Back at I Live Here: SF

north beach me A Look Back at I Live Here: SF

Continue reading

share save 171 16 A Look Back at I Live Here: SF

Edwardian Ball Maker’s Faire

IMG 2953 768x1024 Edwardian Ball Makers Faire

Last week I went to the Maker’s Faire, which is the Friday night event associated with the annual Edwardian Ball. I’d seen many photos and posts and heard tales of Edwardian Ball from others but had never been before. So I finally went and it was lovely fun.

IMG 2959 768x1024 Edwardian Ball Makers Faire

We played games. I was best at Skee-Ball. I was excited when the gal at the Shooting Range booth showed me the right way to shoot a rifle and I actually popped one balloon. I skipped the Cyclecide spinning bicycle.

IMG 2974 1024x1024 Edwardian Ball Makers Faire

We watched shows.

Continue reading

share save 171 16 Edwardian Ball Makers Faire

Fire Truck Winery Tour

Recently I went on a Fire Truck Wine Tour with some friends. It had been offered as a discount through Groupon or some other similar site and sometimes it’s fun to play tourist in our own city so we had decided to go for it.

IMG 2126 1024x768 Fire Truck Winery Tour

We had to go down to North Beach near Cannery Row to catch the truck. I used to live blocks from there but hadn’t been in the area in awhile so it was kind of nostalgic to look around. I didn’t learn a lot on the tour that I didn’t already know as a local but I always pick up one or two new things from these types of tours and this time was no exception. I learned that the statue in Washington Square Park is a time capsule and it’s 100 years will be up in another couple of years so it will be opened soon. Fun.

IMG 2130 768x1024 Fire Truck Winery Tour

The tour itself wasn’t very extensive. It basically went up Columbus through North Beach towards Market Street and then just went over the Bay Bridge to Treasure Island where we got to stop at a Winery and do a wine tasting of about four wines.

IMG 1574 764x1024 Fire Truck Winery Tour

IMG 2132 1024x768 Fire Truck Winery Tour

I had only ever been to Treasure Island once. Without a car it’s not easy to get to and honestly there’s not a lot of reason to go there. But it was nice to go, cross the bridge in the fire truck, and see the beautiful view of the city skyline from there.

IMG 1577 1024x764 Fire Truck Winery Tour

The winery was nice and spacious and the wine was good.

IMG 1586 764x1024 Fire Truck Winery Tour

I wouldn’t say that it would be worth trekking over there just for that but as an overall experience it was fun.

share save 171 16 Fire Truck Winery Tour