Posts Tagged ‘bright’

Evening Star Update: Venus, the Superbright “Star” You Can See in the Daytime, Especially These Days

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Look to the skies at 3:00 PM or so and you just might spot it.

All the deets

As seen yesterday evening:

Area Cyclist Color Coordinates: Lime Green Helmet, Grips, Brakes, Graphics – Bright Blue Frame, Socks – Tan Tires, Pants

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Thusly:

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San Franciscans Delighted by Last Night’s “Super” Harvest Moon, the Last One We’ll Get ‘Til 2029

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Last night’s Super Harvest Moon really stood out, owing to the lack of cloud cover.

Here’s what it looked like around town.

But this shot, I’m a little auspicious of.  

Here’s how it looked from Russian Hill. It’s morphing time!

Via spieri

And here’s a closer look, from early this AM:

Via David DeHetre

All right, see you again in 2029…

The Bright Red Cable Cars of San Francisco – Absent from 1906 to 2008

Friday, May 15th, 2009

If you don’t spend a lot of time in Union Square, you miss out on things – like this bright red cable car for instance. It’s been plying the streets since last year. Look for it when you’re at next month’s troubled Bell Ringing Contest.

“June 9th, 2009: 47th Annual Cable Car Bell-Ringing ContestOperators of San Francisco’s world-famous cable cars make beautiful music in this annual competition.”

So mark your calendar. Now back to the special red car:

The “Bombay Roof” means it’s extra tall.

Everybody’s welcome to ride our cable cars, unless of course you’re a Los Angeles Dodgers fan.  In that case, No Ride For You!

All the deets on old #25.

“The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which operates the Municipal Railway (Muni), has welcomed back to our city’s streets one of the original cable cars that survived the 1906 quake. SFMTA craftsworkers have finished rebuilding an 1890 cable car in anticipation of decades of additional service and painted it in colors not seen on Powell Street since the 1906 Earthquake and Fire.

“Powell Street cable car number 25 was originally constructed 118 years ago in the shops of the Ferries and Cliff House Railway on the site of the current Muni cable car barn at Washington and Mason Streets. The cable car was heavily rebuilt by Muni craftsworkersin 1976 and rebuilt again even more extensively over the past two years. Car 25 is now virtually new, with very little of the original car remaining. To celebrate its place in San Francisco history, the car has been painted in the red and cream livery displayed by Powell Street cable cars at the time of the Earthquake and Fire of 1906.

Happy Anniversary, No. 25!