Thursday, March 22, 2018

Hayes Valley Art Works

This is the perfect post as six years ago, I decided to take this blog serious and share my strange, little weird world with the public.  The Hayes Valley Art Works is a place that looks a disjointed but it has such an interesting beauty about it. Not saying this blog is a thing of beauty to the rest of the world but to me it is because it is me being creative in my goofy way.

The Hayes Valley Art Works is located in a lot in the Hayes Valley section of San Francisco. It is a collection of artists, neighborhood people and the local business community that have come together to display original pieces, host exhibits and public performances and events on a vacant lot:

Hayes Valley Art Works is an interesting place to spend some time and it is well worth it.

I would just like to say a big Thank You to anyone who has spent one second of their time looking at this goofy collection I have put together on this blog over the last six years.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Up Close with the Painted Ladies

One of the best-known tourist sites in San Francisco sits on the block of 710 through 720 Steiner Street across from Alamo Square Park. The houses on the block are known as the "The Painted Ladies" or "Postcard Row". The houses were built between 1892 and 1896 by developer Matthew Kavanaugh. The so-called ladies have been used in much media including different movies, TV programs and ads:

The Painted Ladies are a part of San Francisco and I hope that they stay for another hundred years.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Walking in Downtown Petaluma

I went walking around Downtown Petaluma recently. Petaluma is a city about an hour north of San Francisco. At one time it was known as the "Egg Capital of the World" and called Chickaluma. It had the only known Poultry drugstore and  where the egg incubator was invented by Lyman Byce in 1879. It is now known for its historic downtown and laid-back vibes. The weather on the day I was there started out nice and sunny and then became cloudy and rainy as the day went on:

Walking bridge over the Petaluma River

One of the old-style houses downtown

The Main Post Office-Built in 1933

The Original Petaluma Carnegie Library was built in the early 1900's. It now houses the Petaluma Museum
The Petaluma Museum pays honor to the town's past:

If you are in the Bay Area, it is worth it to a trip to Petaluma and enjoy the day.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Music Monday: My Underrated Favorites from the 00's

Music Monday: Here are my favorite underrated songs from the first decade of this century:

These are just my underrated favorites from the first decade of this century. I am sure that there is more but this mine.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Fresno's Chuckchansi Park

I forgot I had this. With baseball deep in Spring Training, I forgot that I had gone to Chukchansi Park in Fresno-Home of Triple A Fresno Grizzlies. The Grizzlies are the top farm team of the Houston Astros:

One cool thing is that they have an area for great players who came from Fresno:

Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Chance
Baseball Hall of Fame Announcer Lon Simmons
Chuckchansi Park is everything good about the minor leagues. It is a nice place and a lot of fun at the yard.