Friday, January 17, 2020

Statues of Golden Gate Park

Goethe and Schiller


 I was at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and took pictures of the statues inside the park. I don't know the backstories of these statues:

Statue of Robert Burns
California International Expo 1896

Thomas Starr King

Cervantes
Junipero Serra

Gen. John Pershing
President U.S. Grant

Again, I don't know the backstories of these statues but they were an great addition to the park when they put them in years ago.



Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Hollywood Land


I was at the Oakland Museum and saw this small exhibit in the History of California and thought it was interesting, it was about Hollywood and the morals of old school Hollywood:












It was interesting because all of the above were consider immoral, it is so tame compared to what we see today.

Monday, January 13, 2020

The Streets of San Francisco


I have never done this but I decided to this. I was walking around Downtown San Francisco and decided to stop while crossing the street and take pics of streets, I guess I am trying to be more artistic:











A different view of the city of San Francisco. Hope you enjoyed it.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Music Monday: A Look Through The Decades

Music Monday: Here is the first No.1 hit of each decade on the Billboard Hot 100 starting in 1960  through 2010:


1960- El Paso - Marty Robbins


1970- Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head:


1980- Please Don't Go-KC and the Sunshine Band:


1990- How Am I Supposed to Live Without You- Michael Bolton:


2000- What a Girl Wants- Christina Aguilera:

2010- Tik Tok- Kesha:



It is amazing how popular music stules have changed over the years.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

The Fashion of Burning Man


About a month ago, I did a blog on the Oakland Museum exhibit called "No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man". I left out part of the exhibit that dealt with the fashion of Burning Man. I felt it deserved its own blog:






Burning Man is a world into itself as you can see.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

St.Clement Church


St.Clement Catholic Church and I have a long history together. The church is a small parish located on a busy street in my city of Hayward, Ca. In high school, I went to youth group there (At least that wasn't two night a week I wasn't running the streets during my misguided teen-age years), I married my ex-wife there and my daughter was baptized there. A lot of personal memories at the place:












It may not be the biggest Catholic Church in the Bay Area but to me it has many precious memories of mine.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Welcome to Night Bloom


I went to Night Bloom at the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco. It is a light art and sound experience inside the Conservatory. You are in the Conservatory at night with different lights going on:














Night Bloom at the Conservatory of Flowers is an once a year event and I am glad that I got to attend. It was an amazing experience.