Posts Tagged ‘Clock’

The Financial District’s Ugliest Building – A Clock Tower in the 94105? – It’s the Retro Future!

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

What the Hell is this, just south of the slot at Market and Second?

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I cry foul.

 

If Flavor Flav Owned a Purse – Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock at Castro Station

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

As seen in San Francisco, where 911* is not a joke, IMO

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*The phone number 911, that is.

Arnold Schwarzenegger to Reveal His Vote for Our Next Governor on the Tonight Show? – Odds are He’ll Say Jerry Brown

Monday, November 8th, 2010

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is using his iPhone 4 to be a little coy with us this afternoon

“Don’t forget to watch The Tonight Show this evening. Major announcement coming.” http://twitpic.com/3564cd

Will he us that he voted for Governor-elect Jerry Brown over Meg Whitman? (Whether he did or not – everybody loves a winner, right?)

But what else might he say?

Maybe he’ll tell us why he wears a clock as a watch, how about that?

Toon in tonight!

The Towers of San Francisco: Raygun Gothic Rocketship, Ferry Building, and Coit Tower from the 19th, 20th, and 21st Centuries

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

First up is the Ferry Building Tower from 1898. It’s a straight-up, four-faced clock tower, the likes of which they’ve been building in Europe for 700 years.

Next up is Coit Tower from 1933. It’s from a woman who had a “special relationship” with firefighters, she had a thing for firefighters. It’s a little different.

Last up is the Raygun Gothic Rocketship from 2009. It’s very different.

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What kind of new iconic (and ironic, that seems to be the trend) tower will we erect in the 22nd century?

Know Your Legion of Honor Faberge Eggs: #4 Blue Serpent Clock

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

The fantastic Artistic Luxury exhibit at the Legion of Honor Museum continues. Read all about it here and here.

But what about the Faberge Eggs? Here’s one from 1895: The Blue Serpent Clock Egg:

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This egg spent a good part of its life with Grace Kelly:

The Egg entered the Princely Collection of Monaco in 1974, as a gift to Prince Rainier III in honor of his Silver Jubilee — the 25th anniversary of his accession to the Grimaldi throne. The Blue Serpent Egg quickly became one of Princess Grace’s most treasured possessions, according to his Serene Highness Prince Albert II, son of Prince Rainier and Princess Grace. She adored it and kept it on the desk in her private study. After her tragic death in 1982, Prince Rainier sealed her suite, preserving the room as a memorial and thereby keeping the Blue Serpent Egg from public view.

But it’s on display now. Check it out, while you can.

Eggs, precious eggs!