R, Letter As Found Art

Garden chair
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A garden chair with its arm rests continuing down to form the front legs formed the suggestion of a letter R.


Letter R As Found Art   •  Angela's Garden, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 13 May 2010)   •  (Photo taken in 2007)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #20070000_01
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Bike lock
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The bike racks at the Caltrain Station in San Francisco used to lay along King street and were formed out of thick metal tubing that was bent. A bike lock hanging off of one of these curves formed the diagonal leg of the letter R.


Letter R As Found Art   •  Caltrain Station   •  4th and King, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 13 May 2010)   •  (Photo taken in 2007)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #20070000_02
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Cyclone fence
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A cyclone fence covered half the opening in a pedestrian fence over highway 101. The half closure was one of three to form a simple maze to encourage bikes to be walked. But bikes were ridden anyway and years of riders grabbing the cyclone fence for stability finally broke the diamond cyclone pattern open. The result was randomly bent wires, one part of which, with proper framing, resembled the letter R.


Letter R As Found Art   •  Palo Alto, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 13 May 2010)   •  (Photo taken in 2007)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #20070000_03
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Fallen twigs
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A closeup of fallen twigs resembled the letter D. But after that shot was taken, the photographer stood and discovered that third twig which formed the diagonal leg of the more rare letter R.


Letter R As Found Art   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 13 May 2010)   •  (Photo taken in 2007)   •  © 2010 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #20070000_04
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Automotive hold-down strap
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An old Automotive hold-down strap had been tossed or fallen onto a grate near the edge of the sidewalk. The way it had fallen, when viewed with the edge of the grate as part of the letter, created a reasonable approximation of the letter R.


Letter R As Found Art   •  Stuart Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 13 May 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:55:54 Sunday 23 December 2007)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #StuartStSF_8669B
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