Friday 16 November 2018
Fish Mural, By: 1AM Art Studio, On The Irish Bank Restaurant, 10 Mark Lane, San Francisco, California

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The fish mural shown in context with Mark Lane and the Irish Bank Restaurant at the end of the lane. A cloth ribbon was tied to a metal pipe that day. The manner in which it was tied suggested that the fish might be restrained. The fish mural was signed in the lower left corner with the 1AM logo, and below the logo was the website address for 1AM Studio. The tail of the fish lay behind a metal bench set outside the restaurant. The bench might have been set there to provide seating for overflow patrons. View all

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Thursday 15 November 2018
Northern Cardinal, on Animalblog by Terry Costales

Related stories: June 2018 October 2018

Everyone loves to watch dolphins play and show off their amazing skills. Sailing back from a long afternoon I wished for Dolphins and within five minutes they appeared! Such an accommodating and beautiful creature. I always hoped to see and photograph that moment when the whale's tail was fully visible and suspended before its dive. Moment achieved! A Northern Cardinal was not a bird I expected to see in Hawaii. Java sparrows were abundant in the neighborhood. Cute and colorful little birds that weren't really sparrows, but were instead finches. We were watching the dolphins I had wished for and then a whale showed up to join the party! View all

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

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The short, 4 story building to the right was formally named the "Bay Area Metro Center ." The private park was a tree lined walkway with seating. The walkway was wide and, despite being bracketed by tall buildings, felt wide open. To the left were wooden steps leading up and out of the park. To the right were larger steps for seating, perhaps a good place to enjoy lunch. An overview shot of Rincon Place looking down at it from Main Street, gazing at Beale Street in the distance. 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. View all

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

Related stories: June 2018 October 2018

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. We were watching the dolphins I had wished for and then a whale showed up to join the party! Gecko explored the tabletop on the lanai. They really were everywhere. A Northern Cardinal was not a bird I expected to see in Hawaii. View all

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

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The sign, in small letters, to the lower left of the person, read: Handcrafted In LA Since 1990 A closer shot of the headphones painted on the wall directly below the person's feet. A closer shot of the tool belt around the waist of the person. A closer shot of the person's head. A rather nondescript head. 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. A closer shot of the person's boot or shoe. 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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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. A closer look at the mural just below the windows. The signature was at the bottom of the mural on the right side of the entrance to the Minted offices. 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. A closer look at the head of the bird painted on the wall to the left of the entrance. View all

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

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

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

Related stories: June 2018 October 2018

Sailing back from a long afternoon I wished for Dolphins and within five minutes they appeared! Such an accommodating and beautiful creature. 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. Gecko explored the tabletop on the lanai. They really were everywhere. 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. 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

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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. A set of symbolic or cryptic words decorated one panel of the polar bear sculpture. The website for the polar bear project was clearly stenciled on the base of the sculpture. A closer look at the stubby tail of the polar bear sculpture. The shadow of the polar bear was so long that it shaded a man seated on distant steps. The skin of the bear appeared rough because it was built from recycled car hoods (bonnets). Massive black claws extended from the polar bear's feet. 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. Sailing back from a long afternoon I wished for Dolphins and within five minutes they appeared! Such an accommodating and beautiful creature. A Northern Cardinal was not a bird I expected to see in Hawaii. Java sparrows were abundant in the neighborhood. Cute and colorful little birds that weren't really sparrows, but were instead finches. We were watching the dolphins I had wished for and then a whale showed up to join the party! 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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A closer look at the birds following the ram through space. The signature of Melanie Alves was printed in the lower right of the mural. It read, "Mel Alves 16." The hooves of the ram appeared to be acting as reverse thrusters, acting to slow the ram down. The horns of the ram were echoed as if the ram were moving extremely fast. Birds flew in a flock that appeared to take advantage of the air vortex following the ram. A closer look at the entire ram. The mural on the side of Crossfit Potrero Hill depicted a ram leaping, perhaps through a cosmic worm hole. 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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A bronze sign embedded in concrete read: Mark di Suvero (b. 1933) Dreamcatcher, 2005-12 Steel Gift of Jeanne and Sanford Robertson The Dreamcatcher sculpture stood on a low hill and appeared to hide among a background of construction cranes. The Dreamcatcher sculpture stood just beyond a fenced off area of new construction. A stainless steel pivot allowed the head of the Dreamcatcher sculpture to align with the wind. The top of the Dreamcatcher sculpture appeared to be an arrow that ever pointed into the wind. The four feet of the Dreamcatcher sculpture were bolted down to four concrete pads among dry grass. View all

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

Related stories: June 2018 October 2018

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. 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. A Northern Cardinal was not a bird I expected to see in Hawaii. 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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A curved concrete walkway led from the sidewalk into the park. The ramp was either extra seating or or provided disabled access. The park extended from 16th Street to 7th Street, just barely under the 280 elevated freeway. A line of benches surrounded by greenery provided a place to rest or dine during the work week, but was empty on the weekend. 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. More benches were at the other end of the park. Those benches were shaded by trees. View all

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