Monday, December 29, 2014

A visit to The Palace of Fine Arts.

Let me say this first. One of my goals in 2015 is to get better in responding to comments in a timely manner. I do really love them and I feel bad that it takes me forever to respond. So, I will try to get better.

I went the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. The Palace of Fine Arts was built in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific Expo of 1915. It is the only structure from the Expo that remains in its original site. The Palace is on a lagoon. It was rebuilt in 1965 and it is a favorite location for weddings. In fact, a couple was taking wedding pics when I there. I was there at dusk:

The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco is truly a treasure in the city.

Again, to anybody to stumbles onto this dribble here, thanks for taking a moment and looking. Have a Happy New Year.

Last Music Monday in 2014

Here is a little music on this last Monday of 2014:

And finally:

Have a good and safe New Year's Eve

Thursday, December 25, 2014

49ers Hall of Fame

Back in August when I visited the San Francisco 49ers new Levi's Stadium, I also visited their Hall of Fame inside of the new stadium. The members of the 49ers Hall of Fame are some the greatest players in the game and with the Niners season coming to a close I finally decided to share. Here the statues of the members of 49ers Hall of Fame:

Fred Dean
Dwight Clark (making what is know as "The Catch"
R.C. Owens
The Million Dollar Backfield (Hugh McElhenny, Joe Perry, Y.A. Title and John Henry Johnson)
Jimmy Johnson
Bob St.Clair
Roger Craig
Jerry Rice
Dave Wilcox
John Brodie
Steve Young
Ronnie Lott
Leo Nomellini (L) and Charlie Kruger
Gordy Soltau
Joe Montana (L) and Bill Walsh
It was great seeing the 49er legends almost come alive in the 49ers Hall of Fame.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Happy Hoildays

Here are some holiday sights I saw walking around the Union Square area in San Francisco:

The tree at Union Square
The huge tree at Neiman Marcus
A window display at Macy's
This is City Hall in San Francisco:

And my favorite, a neighbors yard:

To anybody that has ever stumbled across this or reads it on a regular basis, THANK YOU VERY MUCH and may you have a very good and blessed Happy Christmas and Happy Hanukkah.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Music Monday: My Favs in Xmas Music

Can't believe that I have been doing this Xmas for the last four weeks but here are my all-time favorite Xmas songs (minus two-since I have already used them in previous blogs):

The last one is not really considered a Xmas song but it is from my second favorite Xmas movie and I wish everybody would do what song asks (I decided to use the closing scene of the movie because I love it):

Hope everybody has a Happy and safe Xmas.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Bah Humbug #1

People around me, say that I am the original Grinch. I am not a huge fan of the so-called Christmas season as promoted by the retailers and such. But I should share some Xmas cheer here in some images I took;

This is from a neighbors yard

Friday, December 19, 2014

Hershey's Chocolate World

Inside "New York, New York" casino and hotel, there lies a place that is very tempting and it is called Hershey's Chocolate World. It is all things Hershey's:

And they do sell candy:

To me, the coolest thing there was this Statue Of Liberty made out of chocolate: