A little taste of San Francisco art

The de Young museum in Golden Gate Park is a pleasant way to spend an afternoon. It had a Gauguin exhibition on and a permanent collection of modern and classical art. The Legion of Honor, another art museum, had a surprisingly large Rubens collection, including a large version of The Thinker sculpture. View photos A little taste of San Francisco art

Dazzling San Francisco

Whether it’s Haight-Ashbury, The Painted Ladies, Pier 39 or another part of San Francisco, you’ll see plenty of colours in shop interiors, street art and architecture. View photos Dazzling San Francisco

The many faces of the Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge seems just like another bridge. As you see it more and more, you begin to realise its elusive quality. Mornings in San Francisco seem to always start with a fog hanging in the air. As the morning progresses, the fog is burned away if the sun does its magic. The Golden Gate … Continue reading / view photos The many faces of the Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco architecture

09 July 2019 23:06 One of the first things I noticed about the housing in San Francisco is how unique each house is. Initially I thought this was a characteristic of one street. The more streets I saw, however, the more I realised that this was true of much of San Francisco and, as I … Continue reading / view photos San Francisco architecture

The streets of San Francisco

In the 1970s there were a lot of police shows, each of which had a distinctive feature or two. Some of the shows that come to mind include: Columbo: raincoat, “Just one more thing” Kojak: lollipop McCloud: cowboy in the city CHiPs: highway patrol Starsky and Hutch: car Banacek: clever crimes Hawaii Five-O: exotic location, … Continue reading / view photos The streets of San Francisco

Getting to San Francisco

We had for me an unprecedented long wait in the plane before taking off at Heathrow. A 10cm pin used in the cargo doors was defective. It took three hours to find a spare pin, install it and do the paperwork. When we did take off, I realised I had forgotten how long a 10.5 … Continue reading / view photos Getting to San Francisco