Tuesday 7 July 2020
Bay Front Mariposa Park, 824 Terry A Francois Blvd., San Francisco, California

Decorative grass bordered one of several paths leading into the park. A day-glow construction fence bordered the far end of the park. A tall sign listed the rules governing the sport courts at the back of the park. Two tables, each surrounded by four chairs, were all anchored into concrete below the gravel surface. Each table created a place to play chess or checkers, or to eat lunch. Lots of grasses and other shrubs filled the triangular corner next to another entrance into the park. Along the back side of the park was a line of hoops for bicycle parking. A water fountain included a refill station for water bottles and a basin near its base for dogs to drink.
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Monday 6 July 2020
Boots, As A Form Of Footwear Apparel, Lane County Fair, Lane Events Center, Eugene, Oregon

A collection of rain boots were found in the window of a shop in the Rockridge area of Oakland. Skulls and heart adorned them, and the hearts were labeled, "Mom" and "Dad." Following the Turtle Beach Lodge Jungle Walk tour , the boots were washed by hotel staff and set back into drying racks. This is how the boots looked when the guests arrived to put them on for the next tour. One of the women who arrived to march in Santarchy, laced up a high pair of walking boots with thick soles. A marcher in the 2008 Carnival Parade wore gold colored boots.
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Sunday 5 July 2020
Thomas Starr King Statue 1892, Artist: Daniel Chester French (1850 - 1931), John F. Kennedy Drive and Hagiware Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

The back of the Thomas Starr King Statue, by artist Daniel Chester French, faced west toward the Pacific Ocean and beyond. The body of Thomas Starr King was wrapped in a leather coat. His face appeared proud in the afternoon San Francisco sunlight. Thomas Starr King held a staff in his right hand. The staff appeared to be cloaked in a cloth or perhaps in an additional piece of outer wear. A view of the back side of the pedestal supporting the Thomas Starr King statue. This view exposed the scene in front of the statue. Parked cars and pedestrians stood in the shade of Golden Gate Park's trees.
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Saturday 4 July 2020
Lake Plants, As Plants Associated With Lake Water, Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, Lane County, Oregon

Flotsam formed from decayed plants covered a log in the lake near the shore. A bush grew on a mound at the edge of the lake at Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park. It almost looked like a creature poised at the lake's edge and awaiting the approach of a fish. Submerged grass continued to grow up through the surface of the lake. The grass gave the lake a rough and prickly look. Hundreds of small lily pads floated atop the lake near its leeward shore. Wind drove many lily pads together to form what felt like a relaxing carpet covering at that end of the lake.
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Friday 3 July 2020
"Will Return" Sign, By Text On Signs, Valencia Street, San Francisco, California

A sign in a window on Valencia Street in San Francisco read, "Will Return." It indicated the return time using a clock face. That clock read 1:05. A metal grate protected the glass, and that grate was reflected by the glass.
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Thursday 2 July 2020
Coast Guard Ships, As A form of Boat Transport, San Francisco, California

The Coast Guard ship number 1131 was docked at a port north of the Ferry Building. It had an awning at its stern and appeared unoccupied. The Coast Guard ship number 623 was docked at a port in San Francisco, California. It was surrounded by a floating barrier that prevented oil from contaminating the bay. The Coast Guard appeared comfortably bored that day.
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Wednesday 1 July 2020
Windows Ajar, As Home Structure Features, Grant Avenue, Chinatown, San Francisco, California

A three story building on Grant Avenue in Chinatown had one, top floor window almost totally open. Behind that ajar window clothing hung on hangers. The purpose was to use fresh air from the city of San Francisco to help dry the clothes. Fortunately the morning was warm.
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Tuesday 30 June 2020
Trash Furniture, As Found Litter, Across from BART entrance, Downtown Berkeley, California

A wooden futon frame was discarded on the street and leaned against a tree that separated parked cars. The mattress springs appeared to be intact and only partly bent. This would have been a great find for someone owning a futon, yet lacking a frame.
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Monday 29 June 2020
Small Park, On Treasure Island, San Francisco, California

The view north from the small park included Angel Island in the distance. Closer was a gravel walking path that extended north. A man could be seen standing on the path in the distance and gazing west from below a bent palm tree. The small park had a nice view of breakwater boulders, San Francisco Bay, and San Francisco's skyline. It was so clear that morning that the Ferry Building could be seen facing the park. A small park on Treasure Island was composed of a square slab of concrete. Three steel benches were arranged to face each other on that slab. A yellow trash can lined with a black plastic bag stood next to the small park.
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Sunday 28 June 2020
Footprints, As Mythological Body Prints, Baker Bay Campground, Dorena, Oregon

The lawn had been recently watered, so he walked through wet grass to reach the porch. Evidence of his passage quickly evaporated as the sun came out. A section of the dance area at the foot of 20th Street was still muddy from the previous night's rain. Dozens of boot, shoe and foot prints decorated the mud that afternoon. One clear print of a naked foot was preserved on dirt alongside the lake at Baker Bay Campground. Bits of wood surrounding the foot suggest it may have originated at a campsite. A boot print was clearly present in the mud next to Lake Nicaragua on the island of Ometepe.
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Saturday 27 June 2020
Bright Eyes, Sidewalk Art, As Found Art, Oakland, California

Two faces were sketched on the sidewalk. Each looked "up" to watch a pedestrian approach from either direction. Both had bright green eyes to compliment the green weeds growing between the cracks of the sidewalk. Both faces appeared content, and maybe even happy.
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Friday 26 June 2020
Fiesta Filling, As A Vegetarian Form Of Food, 403 Main Street, San Francisco, California

A cast iron pan was used to saute bell peppers, zucchini, and onion. This mixture of vegetables formed the basis for a fiesta filling. Such a mixture could add flavor to enchiladas or tacos.
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Thursday 25 June 2020
General John J. Pershing Statue 1921, Artist: Haig Patigian (1876-1960), Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

The statue of General John J. Pershing was erected on a pedestal kitty corner and across the street from the de Young Museum. A crosswalk and stop sign provided a semi-safe means to access the sculpture. The front view of the General John J. Pershing statue. He was dressed in an officer's uniform with his pants tucked into a high pair of boots. The statue of General John J. Pershing stood on a pedestal surrounded by greenery. The statue was sculpted by Haig Patigian, an Armenian-American artist. A closer view of the statue. General John J. Pershing stood in uniform and gazed perpetually across the street at the Golden Gate Park bandstand.
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Wednesday 24 June 2020
Padre Junípero Serra Statue 1906, Artist: Douglas_Tilden (1860 - 1935), Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

The statue of "Junípero Serra" was edge lit by the afternoon sun. His arms were extended upwards and he carried a huge cross. Another sign was also etched into the base of the "Junípero Serra" statue. This one read, Padre Junípero Serra Founder Of The California Missions 1713 - 1784 The statue of "Junípero Serra" was partly hidden behind a couple of palm bushes. One could just make out his large cross. A third sign etched into the base of the "Junípero Serra" statue, read, Mission San Francisco De Asis Mission Dolores Founded Oct 9 1776
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