Thursday 15 November 2018
Rincon Place, A Private Park, Elkhart Street, San Francisco, California, A US City Place

Related stories: Levis Plaza

A sign part way through the park, labeled it as, "Rincon Place." To the left was a ramp for the disabled. Ahead was a flight of stairs. The view from the top looking down the disabled person's ramp. To the right of the ramp was the back entrance to the Lumina buildings. An overview shot of Rincon Place looking down at it from Main Street, gazing at Beale Street in the distance. In another area, the seating was created from concrete pods like short stools. In one area, not yet shaded by a nascent tree, seating was provided by large flat boulders. View all

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Wednesday 14 November 2018
Japanese White-eye. on Animalblog by Terry Costales

Related stories: June 2018 October 2018

Gecko explored the tabletop on the lanai. They really were everywhere. We were watching the dolphins I had wished for and then a whale showed up to join the party! There were many of these small, fast songbirds in the trees around the house. They were always on the move and only stopped for seconds at a time. Cute though. I always hoped to see and photograph that moment when the whale's tail was fully visible and suspended before its dive. Moment achieved! Sailing back from a long afternoon I wished for Dolphins and within five minutes they appeared! Such an accommodating and beautiful creature. View all

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Wednesday 14 November 2018
Handcrafted LA, Advertising Mural, 16th Street near Rhode Island, San Francisco, California

Related stories: Advertising Murals Interior Street

The sign, in small letters, to the lower left of the person, read: Handcrafted In LA Since 1990 A closer shot of the person's head. A rather nondescript head. A closer shot of the headphones painted on the wall directly below the person's feet. A closer shot of the person's boot or shoe. A closer shot of the tool belt around the waist of the person. A shot of the entire mural including the sign at the lower left, and a pair of headphones directly below the feet. The silhouette of a person was painted on the side of a building. That person was either wearing a tool belt with tools, or a weapon's belt with weapons, or perhaps both. View all

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Monday 12 November 2018
Minted Mural 2017, Artist: Katja Ollendorff, Minted Building Exterior, 747 Front Street at Broadway, San Francisco, California

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A closer look at the mural just below the windows. Two different colors of paint were used to paint the mural. A closer view of the mural's design painted using white paint over a warm grey background. The part of the mural that occupied the wall to the left of the door to 747 Front Street. The mural covered the front of the building on Front Street in San Francisco. The building was wider than shown here, but the mural only covered this part of the building, the part with the entrance to the Minted offices. The signature was at the bottom of the mural on the right side of the entrance to the Minted offices. View all

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Sunday 11 November 2018
Graffiti On Trash Receptacles, As A Form of Deconstruction

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Another dumpster was covered in graffiti, but with not quite enough graffiti to suggest art. A Recology trash bin had just two words of graffiti on it, "Zoot" and "Radite." It was a nascent form of graffitied trash. A dumpster parked near a curb was so throughly covered in graffiti, that it almost resembled a work of art. Another Recology trash bin was covered in sufficient graffiti to finally give it character. View all

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Saturday 10 November 2018
Whale Tail, on Animalblog by Terry Costales

Related stories: June 2018 October 2018

Java sparrows were abundant in the neighborhood. Cute and colorful little birds that weren't really sparrows, but were instead finches. Sailing back from a long afternoon I wished for Dolphins and within five minutes they appeared! Such an accommodating and beautiful creature. Gecko explored the tabletop on the lanai. They really were everywhere. I always hoped to see and photograph that moment when the whale's tail was fully visible and suspended before its dive. Moment achieved! Everyone loves to watch dolphins play and show off their amazing skills. View all

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Saturday 10 November 2018
Long View Polar Bear, Artists: Don Kennell And Lisa Adler, American Artists, From Santa Fe, New Mexico, Sculpture Located At Ferry Building Plaza, San Francisco, California

Some related stories: Betsy Wolfston Mark di Suvero Tim Gier Joshua Martel Orion Fredericks Ian Ross Robert Arneson Jim Evangelista Chris Bolduc Steven Lopez Anton Standteiner Jonathan Borofsky Hua Tunan Sue McNiel Jacobsen Tim Foley

A set of symbolic or cryptic words decorated one panel of the polar bear sculpture. Massive black claws extended from the polar bear's feet. Massive black claws also extended from the polar bear's paws. A closer view of the polar bear sculpture's face. Notice the tiny Chevy symbol. The skin of the bear appeared rough because it was built from recycled car hoods (bonnets). A closer look at the stubby tail of the polar bear sculpture. The broad back of the polar bear sculpture. Notice how the metal is layered, like shingles on a roof, to help repel rain. View all

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Friday 09 November 2018
Whale Arrived, on Animalblog by Terry Costales

Related stories: June 2018 October 2018

There were many of these small, fast songbirds in the trees around the house. They were always on the move and only stopped for seconds at a time. Cute though. Gecko explored the tabletop on the lanai. They really were everywhere. I always hoped to see and photograph that moment when the whale's tail was fully visible and suspended before its dive. Moment achieved! Sailing back from a long afternoon I wished for Dolphins and within five minutes they appeared! Such an accommodating and beautiful creature. Java sparrows were abundant in the neighborhood. Cute and colorful little birds that weren't really sparrows, but were instead finches. View all

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Friday 09 November 2018
Crossfit Potrero Hill Mural 2016, Artist: Melanie Alves, A Portuguese-American Artist, 175 De Haro Street, San Francisco

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The hooves of the ram appeared to be acting as reverse thrusters, acting to slow the ram down. The signature of Melanie Alves was printed in the lower right of the mural. It read, "Mel Alves 16." Birds flew in a flock that appeared to take advantage of the air vortex following the ram. The horns of the ram were echoed as if the ram were moving extremely fast. The face of the ram was set and serious, and showed no sign of enjoying its speed. A closer look at the birds following the ram through space. A closer look at the entire ram. View all

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Thursday 08 November 2018
California College Of The Arts, Dream Catcher, 2005-2012 Steel, Artist: Mark di Suvero (b. 1933), Gift of Jeanne and Sanford Robertson, San Francisco, California

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As one walked closer to the Dreamcatcher sculpture, it began to tower over us puny humans. Rings surrounded the middle part of the Dreamcatcher sculpture. A bronze sign embedded in concrete read: Mark di Suvero (b. 1933) Dreamcatcher, 2005-12 Steel Gift of Jeanne and Sanford Robertson The four feet of the Dreamcatcher sculpture were bolted down to four concrete pads among dry grass. The Dreamcatcher sculpture stood on a low hill and appeared to hide among a background of construction cranes. The top of the Dreamcatcher sculpture appeared to be an arrow that ever pointed into the wind. View all

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Wednesday 07 November 2018
Gecko On Table, on Animalblog by Terry Costales

Related stories: June 2018 October 2018

We were watching the dolphins I had wished for and then a whale showed up to join the party! Everyone loves to watch dolphins play and show off their amazing skills. Gecko explored the tabletop on the lanai. They really were everywhere. The male Shama that lived in the yard where I stayed was not nearly as friendly as the female from the breadfruit farm. I heard him often but usually only caught glimpses now and then. This photo shows his signature white rump. Java sparrows were abundant in the neighborhood. Cute and colorful little birds that weren't really sparrows, but were instead finches. View all

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Wednesday 07 November 2018
Daggett Plaza (A Park), Mission Bay, Daggett Street Between 16th and 7th Streets, San Francisco, California

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The sign read Daggett Plaza, but Google maps calls it Daggett Park. It is a grassy area so perhaps park is more appropriate. The sign was erected on the sidewalk next to a no parking sign. The park extended from 16th Street to 7th Street, just barely under the 280 elevated freeway. A curved concrete walkway led from the sidewalk into the park. The ramp was either extra seating or or provided disabled access. A line of benches surrounded by greenery provided a place to rest or dine during the work week, but was empty on the weekend. More benches were at the other end of the park. Those benches were shaded by trees. View all

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Tuesday 06 November 2018
16th Street At Carolina Mural, Artist: Geso, American Graffiti Artist and Abstract Painter, 16th Street At Carolina Street, San Francisco, California

Some related stories: Anton Standteiner Nathan Richard Phelps Miles Pepper Tatiana Suarez Jon Krawczyk Ian Ross Kenneth M. Scott Dana Albany Seymour Lipton Louise Bourgeois Orion Fredericks Stuart Jacobson James Reka Fernando Cisneros Lacey Bryant

The building was covered in the word Geso repeated over and over and in different colors. A closer view of the mural show that, in places, it even covered a pipe. The mural covered the entire face of the building, including the window sills. This photograph shows what the mural would look like if you were walking past it. A building on the corner of 16th Street and Carolina Street was covered in a mural that resembled graffiti. This was probably a clever way to graffiti-proof the building. The mural covered the side of the building too, thereby creating a box of graffiti. View all

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Monday 05 November 2018
Golden State Warriors New San Francisco Stadium Construction, As A Form Of Building Structure

Related stories: Golden State Warriors

The new basketball stadium was being built across the street from the California Art College. It's mirror face was just beginning to reflect the city around it. Two people on bicycles rode past and helped to visualize the scale of the new stadium. The curve of the new stadium will overhang the sidewalk on 16th Street. Although incomplete, one can visualize the complete curve and scale of the finished building. A truly massive arena served only by the T trolley line. The fence dividing the new construction from the sidewalk was decorated with advertising for the Golden State Warriors. View all

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