Sunday, May 31, 2020

Music Monday: Trying to Make a Little Magic

Music Monday: Just trying to make a little magic:

Hope there was some magic in these songs and I hope that everyone has a great week and is safe and healthy.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Art Inspired By Movies

I found this going through my photos. I went to this show in late February in San Francisco where they were showing off art done by artists who were inspried by movies above. They created some amazing works:

And my two favorites. Just to tell you I am a Han Solo and Indiana Jones fan big time:

I thought this exhibition was simply amazing and can't wait until things start opening up and I can attend exhibitions like this again.

Vallejo Adobe

Vallejo Adobe is located in Fremont, Ca in the Niles section and was built by Jose de Jesus Vallejo in 1842 and was the home to the overseer and workers who tended to the wheat fields and cattle herds that served Mission San Jose in the mid and late 19th century. The building is closed off to the public but you can still look at it and wonder what life was like 180 or so years ago in the area:

And they have this small replica on the grounds:

The Vallejo Adobe is another one of those hidden places that tells the history of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Walking Behind Hayward's Memorial Park

I went over to Memorial Park in Hayward and did some walking on the trail behind the park. Memorial Park is the home of one of Hayward's great institutions- The Hayward Plunge. The Hayward Plunge is a Hayward institution as an indoor aquatic center that offers swimming classes, water aerobics, lap swim and open swim times. It is open year-around (except these days because of COVID-19). It is a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project from the depression and opened in 1936. Generations of kids from Southern Alameda County (including myself) learned to swim there:

There is a small park outside the Hayward Plunge but I have always like going behind Memorial Park and the Hayward Plunge to the trail behind it:

Memorial Park in Hayward is an amzing place and I glad that it is in my home city/

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Music Monday: Flowers in Gardens

Just featuring songs that fill our gradens and grow our flowers:

I don't speak French but I found this last one to be so beautiful. It is Duo des Fleurs (Flower Duet)

Hope everyone is safe and healthy and has a wonderful Monday.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Memorial Day 2020

This weekend is Memorial Day weekend and I wanted to say thanks to all the servicemen and servicewomen who have given their life for this country. In this country, we talk about our freedoms but with freedom comes responsibilties and one of the greatest responsibilities is protecting our freedom.

I went to a local cemetery and took this pics:

I know that life is strange for all these days with this COVID-19 and everything but if you have a spare minute please say a prayer for all the servicemen and servicewoman who have given their lives for this country.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The Walls of Sushi Ichimoto

I was driving and passed a restaurant called Sushi Ichimoto in my city of Hayward, Ca and saw the coolest murals on their walls:

The crazy thing is I driven by this place  for years and really never noticed them. I am gald I finally did.