Monday, April 13, 2015

The Market St. Prototyping Festival


Along Market St in San Francisco for 2 1/2 miles there were temporary installations designed to make Market St a more vibrant place. All of these pieces are designed to be interactive for people. Everything from benches to musical items to street art places to ping pong tables to play structures were installed by different groups. The public was invited to tell the organizers what they thought and a selection of these designs will go from prototype to reality to help make Market St a better place.

There were over 50 installations and I choose the ones I liked the best:
















It was interesting to say the least. I will let whoever reads this come to their own conclusions.
P.S. I am catching up on all the great comments that people have left over the last couple of weeks. Been out taking more photos of stuff.

77 comments:

  1. Seems this is an interesting walk.Beautiful stuffs to see....

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  2. I think it's great that the city does this!

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  3. Fab photos I always enjoy your pics every week :-)

    Have a tanfastic week :-)

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  4. There are some really cool creations there! Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/04/cat-on-ladder.html

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  5. Hari OM
    Some excellent 'interest' going on there!!! It will be worth following up when decisions are made, as to what gets voted for... Cheers from Scotland! YAM xx

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  6. Some fun and interesting prototypes. Fun photos.

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  7. So cool! I love the giant table and chairs.

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  8. I love all the art! So cool! The 5th one down is my favorite.

    http://theapels.blogspot.com/2015/04/ww-star-wars-linky.html

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  9. I love this idea and think it is an awesome one at that! Just another reason to LOVE San Francisco and another reason to make plans to visit the city in the near future! We're so happy you were able to join us for all of the fun at the #BigTopBlogParty again this week. We love seeing the gorgeous pictures you share on your blog too! Wishing you a fabulous week!

    Much love,
    Lysa
    Welcome to My Circus

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  10. Really interesting structures that they created in the spaces.

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  11. My favorite are the oversized chairs and table!! Fun exhibit.

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  12. Wow, it certainly does look interesting. Love the curved bench seat.

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    1. The curved bench seat was nice to sit in.

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  13. You go to the most interesting places. I love the HUGE table & chairs. Too cool. Thanks for sharing & have a great day. Thanks for stopping by. HUGS

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  15. Very cool! I used to live near Market Street and I love to see these efforts to brighten it up.
    :-)
    Traci

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  16. Looks cool - I love the Giant table and chairs and the book one - it must be take a book leave a book type of thing. That is a cool idea.

    Thanks for sharing - nice pics :)

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    1. I think that thing with the books is what they are trying to do. I hope it makes it.

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  17. I've been to San Francisco many, many times. A fun place to go with tons of things to do. You took some great shots.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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    1. Thank you and I hope that you are having a great day. It is a great place.

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  18. Public art is the best. Love those!!

    Kim,USA

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  19. Very interesting. I love that you got the pictures for me so that I don't have to venture into a big city.

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  20. Looks quite interesting! I was raised in the Bay Area and love San Francisco. What a novel idea to make the area more interactive for visitors. The photos were a big plus!

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    1. Where in the Bay??? Well, thank you and they are trying to make it more interactive.

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  21. Interesting for sure, great pieces.

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  22. What an absolutely amazing thing to go and visit!! Jealous much? I LOVE any kind of public art installation — you're so very lucky to live in San Fran :) Thanks so much for linking up to #TwinklyTuesday

    Caro | www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

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    1. You are welcome. I am hoping some of gets installed.

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  23. This is amazing! I wish I would have known about this, I would have taken the kids into the city for the day. Cool pictures, too.

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  24. all interesting structures. my fave is the bookshelf - with books!

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  25. Interesting this are amazing love the play table with the teddy.

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  26. these are beautiful captures and interesting details.Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You are welcome and I am glad you liked.

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  27. These are fantastic.... very unique pieces. Enjoy your posts.

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  28. Amazing installation! I wish I can see this personally. I love everything here!

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  29. a lot of interesting things to see...I would definitely go to the same market if they have one here :)

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  30. Thank you for joining http://prettyshabbyuk.blogspot.co.uk linky party #wnwnwlp am sure the UK readers will be thrilled

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  31. These are all so much fun. I love the book shelves.

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  32. Thank you for linking at Waste not want not Wednesday, hope you have a great week and look forward to seeing you next Wednesday xx

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  33. I love seeing your masterpieces.Thank you for bringing such great things to our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm.. Lou Lou Girls

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  34. Thanks for sharing with us at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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  35. Looks like a fun place to spend time. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

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    1. You are welcome and it was a fun place.

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  36. I love San Francisco and Market Street is always such a great place to visit. Love these installations - what a fabulous idea to bring art right into the heart of this vibrant city! Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

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    1. You are welcome. It is a great place to walk and observe.

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