Posts Tagged ‘azure’

Canada Reclaims Our Hideous Vaillancourt Fountain on Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day – “Quebec libre!” on the Embarcadero

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Here you go, this was the scene at Justin Herman Plaza last week:

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And here’s the explanation, but I’ve flipped the image so that the English part comes first, ’cause ‘Mericah:

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(I’ve already said my piece on this art piece right here. We should get rid of it.)

But hey, the home-made banner added to it last week is well made. It’s great:

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All the deets:

Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day[1] (French: Fête de la Saint-Jean-Baptiste), officially known in Quebec as La fête nationale,[2] (English: National Holiday)[3] is a holiday celebrated annually on June 24, the feast day of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. In Quebec, it is a public holiday[3][4][5] with festivities occurring on June 23 and 24 which are publicly financed and organized by a Comité organisateur de la fête nationale[6] (Organizing Committee of the National Holiday). June 24 is also celebrated as a festival of French Canadianculture in other Canadian provinces[7][8][9] and the United States.[10][11]

Red Star, Sausalito, CA

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012


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Azuria Glass: The Reason Why San Francisco’s InterContinental Hotel Will Never Fit In

Friday, March 6th, 2009

How blue is Azuria (nee Azurlite), the “spectrally sensitive” glass from PPG (nee Pittsburg Plate Glass) Industries, Inc.? Blue enough for the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas but too blue for San Francisco? You might think that, after seeing the stubby InterContinental San Francisco Hotel (artist’s conception here) from the Sky Terrace Privately Owned Public Open Space at 835 Market Street.

But that’s all right. So you’re a little blue, IC. I’m sure you look nice inside.  

Compare it with the old-school, 100-year-old green glass of the Westfield’s San Francisco Centre Emporium Dome:

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Welcome to the neighborhood, IC. May you live 100 years.