Monday 10 August 2020
Dumpster, As A Waste Container, In An Alley, San Francisco, California

A huge dumpster is used at construction or deconstruction sites. Typically filled with demolition waste, they are often topped of with regular trash contributions from around the neighborhood. A dumpster lurked by stairs behind a business. The rails on the side allow a garbage truck to easily pick up the dumpster and empty it into the top of the truck. Three dumpsters huddled against an alley wall for warmth on a chilly San Francisco morning. The large dumpster napped. The middle dumpster was covered in cardboard for warmth. The third dumpers had its lid open waiting for that morning meal.
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Sunday 9 August 2020
Sayings And Writing, As Found Art, On A Power Box, San Francisco, California

Writing on a city power box said, "If I die before you die, I'll be hell awaiting." That writing appeared to be signed by, "TSCEEQ." The shadow of a tree partly shaded the entire expression. There were two sayings on this wall. The first was: I Go To School In Peters Pants The second saying was: When freedom is outlawed, only outlaws will be free On a series of steps leading up into to the University from the western side, someone had spray painted a series of "wise" quips. This saying appeared to be an advertisement for a Kenny the Clown . On a series of steps leading up into to the University from the western side, someone had spray painted a series of "wise" quips.
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Saturday 8 August 2020
Francis Scott Key Statue 1887, With Lady Liberty Above, Artist: William Wetmore Story (1780-1843), Erected By: James Lick 1887, Golden Gate Park, Opposite the Bandshell, San Francisco, California

Francis Scott Key, author of the "Star Spangled Banner." held a pen thoughtfully in his right hand. A side view of Francis Scott Key seated in his chair. The shadow of the sculpture lay across small white flowers that dotted the lawn. The statue was located beyond the fountain in the middle of the seating area for the Golden Gate Park Bandstand. Two people happened to stand in front of the statue, thereby giving an indication of its size. The statue stood atop a low grassy hill. It was a two story statue, with Lady Liberty above and Francis Scott Key seated in the shade below.
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Friday 7 August 2020
Oregon Tires, Discarded As Trash, River Road, Eugene, Oregon

A truck tire lay atop fallen leaves left over from the previous year. This mid-winter tire decorated grass behind a church. This tire trash was viewed from River Road in Eugene, Oregon.
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Thursday 6 August 2020
Rooster, As A Male Chicken Bird, Capay Farm Tour, 2384 State Highway 16, Capay, California

A rooster gazed out from behind a wooden fence in Otis Orchards, Washington. It appeared curious, but was probably merely hungry. A rooster below, and behind a low fence, walked under the camera lens. The rooster appeared intent on reaching another place in the yard.
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Wednesday 5 August 2020
Miguel Cervantes Statue 1916, Artist: Joseph Jacinto ("Jo") Mora, Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

The two characters looked up at Cervantes' head. Sancho Panza in the foreground and Don Quixote of La Mancha in the background. A metal plaque was attached to the rock of the statue. It read, "Cervantes 1547 AD 1616." A closer view of Cervantes head mounted atop the rock. His head was shaded by a eucalyptus tree. Spiders had set up home in the ruffles of his collar. A wider view of both characters kneeling at the base of the rock. The two characters, Don Quixote of La Mancha and his squire Sancho Panza, shown from behind as they kneeled at the base of the rock. Atop the rock (unseen in this shot) was the head of Miguel Cervantes, the author who created them.
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Tuesday 4 August 2020
Mariposa Park. Owens Street, San Francisco, California

A wide path curved around the spacious lawn. Benches and small tables appeared in alcoves bordering the path. In the distance was the playground. In the background beyond the playground was a "Children's Hospital." The path in ran past two benches and eventually under a wooden arbor. An expanse of lawn was bordered by shade trees under which one could lay down and rest on a hot day. A handsome selection of wild flowers and native grass grew alongside the path. The path ran past bicycle parking and thereafter turned into a sidewalk alongside a road.
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Monday 3 August 2020
Los Angeles In 1968, Home For Sale In A Neighborhood, Los Angeles, California

A home was for sale in one of the many neighborhoods of Los Angeles. A Volkswagen Bus was parked in the driveway. A for sale sign by Hunt Realty was attached to one of the posts supporting a covered porch. Something striped was stored on that porch.
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Sunday 2 August 2020
Corn (Maize) Cobs, As A Vegetable Food, Finca Paso Llano, Nicaragua

Corn lay on the ground in the University District. If it was intentional, it was donated to the birds. If it was accidental, it was litter. Short ears of corn were arranged on a table in advance of lunch. They had been cut into short lengths to make them bite sized, and more quickly turned into cobs.
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Saturday 1 August 2020
Graffiti, Seen From Bus Ride Out, From Oranjestad, Aruba

Spray paint decorated the part of a building facing the road out from Oranjestad, Aruba. A pigeon on the ground watched the bus pass. An earlier graffiti of, "PA," was painted out using red paint. The newest graffiti was, "ABP," and was panted in blue over the earlier graffiti.
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Friday 31 July 2020
Goethe Schiller Statue 1904, Artist: Ernst Friedrich August Rietschel (1804 - 1861), Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

Two men stood atop the Goethe Schiller statue. On the left was Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and one on the right was Friedrich Schiller . From 1780 through 1805, Goethe and Schiller became good friends. A sign was present on the front of the base of the Goethe Schiller sculpture. That sign specified the title of the sculpture, "Goethe. Schiller." The Goethe Schiller statue rested in a sunny glade in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It was easily found while walking a footpath. The statue shown in context with the surrounding glade.
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Thursday 30 July 2020
Sat Upon Bench, As A Form Of Seating, Deco Tour, Oakland, California

A man sat on a bench in front of a closed office building and chatted on his phone. He looked comfortable and relaxed that day. A person sat upon a shaded bench in an alcove and read a book.
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Wednesday 29 July 2020
Rust Stain, As A Form Of Deconstruction, McAbee Beach, Cannery Row, Monterey, California

Water drained through an iron pipe embedded in concrete that faced McAbee Beach in Monterey, California. Rust caused by the flow of that water created a rust stain to appear below the pipe. An old, cut off bolt to the right of the pipe created a rust stain below it as well. The original Transbay Terminal crossed Fremont Street supported by huge I-beam uprights along each side of the road. Those uprights were cut off as part of the teardown of the terminal. Here was the remains of one such I-Beam previously embedded in concrete.
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Tuesday 28 July 2020
Pilot Boat, As A Form Of Water Transport, San Pedro, Los Angeles, California

A pilot boat, with two powerful motors, roared loudly on its way out to meet a ship. As it happened, that ship was the Ruby Princess, the ship upon which we were traveling that day.
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