Monday, April 23, 2018

2018 Cherry Blossom Festival


It is the start of festival season here in the Bay Area. I headed over to one of my favorites: The San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival. It was a great time with food, music, fashion and a whole lot of fun:















The 51st edition of the San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival was a hoot and we actually had it under sunny sky's this year. Can't wait for next year.

Music Monday: Celebrating Earth Day

Music Monday: For this Monday, we are celebrating the planet we live on :








Hope everyone does their small part for this planet and has a wonderful Monday

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Panda Street Art by P.M.B.Q. Studios


I saw this art work in Downtown San Jose and thought it was cool. The art is done by P.M.B.Q Studios  They are inspired by the pandas of the Smithsonian Zoo and have been creating their own eclectic groups of pandas, characters and stories for almost the last 20 years. They were founded by artist Phuong-Mai Bui-Quang and are based in San Jose:












This is some of the coolest street art I have ever seen. It so wonderful to see it.

The National AIDS Memorial Grove


The National AIDS Memorial Grove is located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It is a space in the park where anyone who has been touched directly or indirectly by AIDS can gather to heal, hope and remember in perpetuity the lives of people affected by AIDS and those who have died from it are not forgotten and the their stories is known by future generations. In October 1996, both houses of Congress passed the "AIDS Memorial Grove Act of 1996 and was signed by President Bill Clinton designating the Grove as the nation's AIDS Memorial:













The Grove is a beautiful place to reflect and remember. Hopefully, we can find a cure for this disease.


Monday, April 16, 2018

The Hidden Garden Steps



The Hidden Garden Stairs or Steps is another set of mosaic stairways in San Francisco. This set is located in the Inner Sunset at 16th and Kirkham. It was completed in 2013:












The cool thing is out of the so-called "Eight Stairways of San Francsico", I have shared five and have done six. Two more to go in my goal of doing all eight.