Friday 14 December 2018
Twin Peaks and Sutro Tower, Mural 2014, Artist: Amos Goldbaum, Corner Of Day And Church Streets, San Francisco, California

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Victorian style homes all nestled one right next to another, some with potted flowers, other with greenery growing out front. The mural began at the right next to a lovely blue Edwardian-style home. The mural depicted a row of twin peak style homes with Sutro Tower beyond. An actual door near the rear of the building was also incorporated into the mural. The artist signature was low and near the sidewalk, partly obscured by weeds. An actual vent in the wall was incorporated into the mural. Outlying homes terminated by an elevated roadway. The outline of Sutro Tower that dominates a hill just beyond Twin Peaks. View all

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Thursday 13 December 2018
Bernal Over Cortland, 1893-2017, Mural 2017, Artist: Amos Goldbaum, Side of Avedano's Meats, 235 Cortland Avenue at Bonview, San Francisco, California

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Another horse drawn wagon was drawn on a side street. It waited for its driver to emerge from a closed door. People, drawn in the windows of a fancy home, gazed outward to watch the people admiring the mural. The top of the mural revealed buildings disappear into a forest. Bernal Hill is currently bare of trees. The mural depicted Cortland Avenue with all the houses behind it and Bernal Hill beyond those. A closer view of the mural showing the style of buildings typical of the Bernal Heights neighborhood in San Francisco. The mural was dedicated: In Memory of: Samantha Dweck #FastAsSam View all

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Wednesday 12 December 2018
Transamerica Redwood Grove, A Private Space, 600 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, California

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The fountain was a calm and reflecting area of placid water during the weekend when the park was closed. The water of the fountain was still because the park was closed. Statues of frogs jumping, by artist Anthony Guzzardo, decorated the fountain. Many raised pedestals were available for seating. Generally these were occupied by folk eating lunch during weekdays. Because this was Sunday, the seating was empty. During the work week, the fountain was in operation and its sound was relaxing. Redwood trees towered over the park and shaded it on warm sunny days. A sign just inside the gate warned people to clean up after their pets. View all

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Tuesday 11 December 2018
Gold Dust Day Gecko, December 2018, Animalblog by Terry Costales

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This gecko must have injured its tail, at some point, because it has grown back with a decided flair! Look what lives on a whales tail! I wonder if the whale ever tries to scrape it off? View all

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Tuesday 11 December 2018
Food, At The 2018 Burning Man, Decompression Party, At Ngr Potrero Generating Station, San Francisco, California

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The Seoul Man food truck featured a range of Gourmet Korean Barbecued foods. A wooden booth with a plastic roof sold "Crab Cakes", Cajun Garlic Fries", and "Grilled Cheese Sandwiches." A food truck labeled as, "Linda's Catering," served a variety of interesting foods. One example was a Salmon Sushi Burrito. View all

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Monday 10 December 2018
Stages, At The 2018 Burning Man, Decompression Party, At Ngr Potrero Generating Station, San Francisco, California

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The indoor stage was the floor of a warehouse lined with speakers. Video projected on the wall was animated in time to the music. Batons were swirled behind a singer on a modest stage near the entrance. The "Bounce" stage as it was lit up at night. During nighttime dancing, the "Bounce" would spout fire. The "Bounce" stage was elaborately decorated. People on the "Bounce" stage clapped and danced to the music. The "Heavy Petting Zoo" stage was covered in stuffed animals and other critters. For example, smiling banana was not an animal. View all

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Sunday 9 December 2018
Lives On Whale Tail, December 2018, Animalblog by Terry Costales

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Look what lives on a whales tail! I wonder if the whale ever tries to scrape it off? This gecko must have injured its tail, at some point, because it has grown back with a decided flair! View all

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Sunday 9 December 2018
Citigroup Center Atrium, A Privately Owned Public Space, One Sansome Street, San Francisco, California

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Wide skylights covered the Citigroup Center Atrium. They protected the atrium from rain, and harsh sunlight. The statue was dramatic and towered over the tables and chairs. An entrance to the Montgomery BART and MUNI station was located right outside the Citigroup Center Atrium. A small restaurant lay in one corner of Citigroup Center Atrium. Called Moolicous, it sold sandwiches and crepes. Tall palm trees grew inside Citigroup Center Atrium. They received sunlight from skylights. Chairs and tables were arranged below the palm trees and in front of a bronze statue. View all

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Saturday 8 December 2018
Statues, At The 2018 Burning Man, Decompression Party, At Ngr Potrero Generating Station, San Francisco, California

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A statue of a cat with too many eyes waited with mouth open and a busted tooth. The statue of a tall robot stood in a clearing in front of a drab warehouse. A solar powered box rested on asphalt and generated a display of flowing lights over its surface. A statue, that depicted a couple tangled in sheets, was mounted on a round backing and leaned against a cyclone fence. A tree, created in a cubic form, towered over the heads of the crowd. A statue, made to look like prehistoric remains, leaned against a cyclone fence. Part of the remains looked like modern technology. View all

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Friday 7 December 2018
Lights, At The 2018 Burning Man, Decompression Party, At Ngr Potrero Generating Station, San Francisco, California

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A blast of fire lit the smoke left over from a previous blast of fire. A blast of fire lit the night shy. Colored flood lights colored two storage tanks behind a chain link fence. One was yellow and green. The other tank was blue and pink. A piece of metal, that was part of a tall metal robot, reflected the light shining on it. Lighting effects covered the main stage. A mixture of led lights, spotlights, and fire. A pair of powerful searchlights circled around, throwing beams of light across the sky over the event. A sculpture of hearts. Some opaque cutouts, some heart shaped holes. The entire sculpture awash in red light. View all

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Thursday 6 December 2018
Umpqua National Forest, As Collections Of Trees, Southern Oregon

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Occasionally the train would pass over a hill with the forest falling below it. In one patch, the sky could be seen through the trees. Part of the forest had been cut down leaving a level field beyond which the forest continued. In one area, a sliver of sunlight slipped through between trees to illuminate one tree next to the railroad tracks. Many of the trees next to the railroad tracks were beginning to change color for autumn. These trees turned a lovely golden color. Sections of the forest next to the railroad tracks appeared dark and foreboding. View all

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Wednesday 5 December 2018
People, Of The 2018 Burning Man Decompression Party, At The Ngr Potrero Generating Station, San Francisco, California

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A group of people laid on a carpet and gazed upwards at an led display producing a colorful animated effect above. An elderly gentleman wore a better costume than any of the many younger people surrounding him. A man stood on two bar stools and did a little dance. The edge of of a mass of people watched the performances on stage, the fire effects and listened to the music. One man appeared oblivious to all but his phone. View all

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Tuesday 4 December 2018
Art, Of The 2018 Burning Man Decompression Party, At The Ngr Potrero Generating Station, San Francisco, California

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Another projection of art appeared inside a smaller warehouse above a dance floor. Some art was projected on the side of a warehouse wall. Plastic robots arranged on a tile background were leaned against a cyclone fence. A woman appeared to carry a strange creature by its feet. But the creature was actually attached to the cyclone fence. It seemed constructed with balloons and given eyes on tall stalks. A tall metal robot was lit with red lights that throbbed like a heartbeat. View all

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Monday 3 December 2018
Video, Of The 2018 Burning Man Decompression Party, At The Ngr Potrero Generating Station, San Francisco, California

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A brief video showing highlights from the 2018 Burning Man Decompression Party. There were food booths, art and art cars, four stages, and a host of lighting effects (including fire). View all

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