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Sky Watch #188: Happy 75th Golden Gate!

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The Golden Gate Bridge, the iconic symbol of California, celebrated over the weekend its 75th anniversary with many activities, culminating in a fabulous fireworks. We watched the fireworks from across the bay fearing it might be too crowded in the city.

The bridge opened on May 27, 1937.

This image however was taken on 01/28/12 while on hike in Point Richmond. We hike upwards on a hill, whereupon on the top of the hill you can see Berkeley on the right (when facing south) and the bay on the left.

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Posted by on May 31, 2012 in sky watch

 

Signs, Signs #68:

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This is one very interesting sign, at least to me. However, I am kicking myself that I didn’t get a chance to photograph, let alone see, what structure this was referring to. I was in San Francisco, walking with a camera in hand, took a very narrow alley to get to a main road when I chanced upon this sign.

I googled the name but didn’t come up with anything.

SIGNS

 
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Posted by on May 30, 2012 in SIGNS

 

ABC Wednesday #8: T

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T is for timber.

ABC WEDNESDAY.

 
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Posted by on May 29, 2012 in ABC WEDNESDAY

 

Signs, Signs #67: Wine Tasting, anyone?

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I must say I have done tasting at all of these except the first one. Nope, my palate cannot tell what bouquet is in the wine or if the barrel is oaky or what. Wine is wine to me 🙂 It is the food pairing the makes the wine what it is, imho.

SIGNS

 
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Posted by on May 23, 2012 in SIGNS

 

ABC Wednesday #7: S

S is for sloth that I saw while walking thru the rainforest of Costa Rica.

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ABC WEDNESDAY

 
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Posted by on May 22, 2012 in ABC WEDNESDAY

 

Monday Mural #10

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Another example of my walk-by shooting. Taken last summer in Chinatown (SF) as I was running errands. I had given almost no thought to shooting it. But I was attracted to the vibrant colors. When I go back, I’d like to rephotograph this and take my time doing so and maybe the artist’s name is inscribed somewhere in the artwork.

MONDAY MURAL.

 
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Posted by on May 21, 2012 in MONDAY MURAL

 

Photo Hunt #177: City Hall/Magical

I cannot seem to combine this week’s themes so I’m doing them separately.

GATTINA’S KEYHOLE PICTURES has CITY HALL for this week’s theme.

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I have wanted to do the SF city hall for today’s theme, but no matter how much digging at the archives I did last night, the image I had in mind simply eluded my search. Thankfully, I have this Carson City Hall photo uploaded on Flick’r. I called this once BRICK AND WHITE when I originally posted this in my other blog. Carson City is the capital of the great state of Nevada.

SANDI’S WHISTLE STOP PHOTO HUNT chose MAGICAL for today’s theme.
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Very few moments can be as magical as when two consentual adults exchanged I DOs.

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As I was writing this post I found a way to tie the themes together. Here it goes, magical when they said their I DOs in the city hall. Hahaha! Except that I don’t have wedding photos in a city hall. I can’t wait to see how other players have combined the themes.

 
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Posted by on May 18, 2012 in photo hunt

 

Sky Watch #187:

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On May 4, 2012 we had nothing but blue skies. It was a perfect backdrop for my climbing rose that was blooming profusely.

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Posted by on May 17, 2012 in sky watch

 

Signs, Signs #66

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Near San Francisco is this popular tidepooling spot James Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. I took shot of the signs 🙂

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During low tides, you see incredible underwater sights like this.
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And also during low tides, large beds of mussels are exposed, so tread carefully.

SIGNS.

 
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Posted by on May 16, 2012 in SIGNS

 

ABC #6: R

For this week’s letter R, I present to you the red rocks of the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada.

The Valley of Fire derives its name from red sandstone formations, formed from great shifting sand dunes during the age of dinosaurs, 150 million years ago. Complex uplifting and faulting of the region, followed by extensive erosion, have created the present landscape. [website] Click on the website and find out more about it.

But the good thing about is that it is only an hour’s drive from the Vegas strip.

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Photos were taken February 2009.

ABC WEDNESDAY.

 
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Posted by on May 15, 2012 in ABC WEDNESDAY