Posts Tagged ‘coit tower’

Living Up In The Clouds: Your View of Sutro Tower from a Higher Than Average High-Rise

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

This thing isn’t so tall after all:

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Orange Coit Tower, by Famous Photographer David Yu – Giants Fever 2012 – Licorice and Flame for All to See

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Via David Yu:

The colors of the Orange and Black are, officially, in PANTONE-speak:

PANTONE 19-1102 TCX – “Licorice” [Black]
PANTONE 17-1462 TCX – “Flame” [Orange]
PANTONE 11-0601 TCX – “Bright White” 
PANTONE 17-1044 TCX – “Chipmunk” 
PANTONE 13-0917 TCX – “Italian Straw” 
PANTONE 11-0701 TCX – “Whisper White” 
PANTONE 15-4003 TCX – “Storm Gray”

Did not know that…

USF is Wrong, There IS a Moral Compass App – It’s This: Vote the Opposite of How SPUR Tells You to Vote

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

You see, my new moral compass app will crawl through the website of SPUR (San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association) to find out its election endorsements. Then it will advise you to vote the opposite.

So, in regards to the the recent Prop A, SPUR told you to vote against ending San Francisco’s archaic and wasteful garbage monopoly.

And on the recent Prop B. SPUR told you to vote for the RPD.

My moral compass app would have advised you to favor both props. See how that works?

D’Accord? D’Accord.

Hey SPUR! Maybe everything our City Family wants isn’t “good?”

Hey SPUR! Maybe you have nothing at all to do with promoting “Good Government.” Maybe you just like promoting the government we have.

How wrong you are, University of San Francisco bus ad:

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All right, what aboot the next election coming up, mmmm. Hey SPUR? Why not let’s fix the mistake our City Family forefathers made with Hetch Hetchy? How does that grab you?

Oh, here’s the answer:

Why We Need Hetch Hetchy More Than Ever

 Now, realize, SPUR, I’m not saying that it would be easy or cheap for San Francisco to change things at the Hetchy Hetch, I’m just saying, you know, maybe, at least as a goal for the far off future, maybe we could think about taking a look at what we did to the Yosemite area. Yes, we were able to bully other municipalities a century ago, but was that fair? You know, cause the New York Times and the Sacramento Bee and the LA Times and a bunch of others favor looking into changing things at Hetch Hetchy, right?

So don’t you want to think about this? You know, use your own in-built moral compass?

God damn, SPUR, you don’t have any moral compass at all.

Who the Hell put you in charge of Good Government in the 415?

Oh well.

In closing:

SPUR, you suck!

Anyway, here’s some more on Hetch Hetchy, Dear Reader. Leaving you with this:

Drain the Dam!
San Francisco Examiner
February 16, 2012

Will San Francisco Vote to Drain Hetch Hetchy?
Sacramento Bee
February 15, 2012

San Francisco Water Ethos Goes Only so Far
Sacramento Bee
January 25, 2012

Los Angeles Times – Editorial on Hetch Hetchy
Los Angeles Times
January 15,2012

Historical New York Times Articles:

What Will Become of Julius’ Castle Restaurant Up on Telegraph Hill? Now It’s Just an Empty Shell

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Since 1922:

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What’s next for the old JC?

It’s not much of a castle any more:

 

Coit Tower Goes Red, White, and Blue for the 10th Anniversary of 9/11: Looks Like a Giant Firecracker Popsicle

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Another Great Capture from Whole Wheat Toast.

It goes cherry, white lemon, blue raspberry:

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Just like a Popsicle Firecracker, non?

Did you know that the first popsicle was made in San Francisco by 11-year-old on a freezing night in 1905?

Frank W. Epperson invented the Popsicle on an extraordinarily cold night in San Francisco 

No sir, did not know that. Thanks Wiki!

The Sister Villages of Sausalito and San Francisco: A View That Hasn’t Changed Much in 80 Years

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

This atypical view of San Francisico with Sausalito in the background makes the 415 look a little like a village – evidence of Manhattanization is all to the left, so all you see is basically the same as what you would have seen in the 1930′s.

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Nils, Gunther, and Babette: Sullen Euros Encounter Unbearable Ennui High Atop Coit Tower

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Finally got SFCitizenShip One flying again after that whole thing with the F.A.A. and after replacing those troublesome  port and starboard oblique overlockers, so check out these Euros who paid five Euro each to make it atop world-famous Coit Tower.

Can’t tell if Gunther has a juice box or not. And Babette, well, she looks like a Babette, anyway:

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Welcome back to town, Euros! It’s going to be a great 2011 season, non?

(Our entire economy depends on your annual six-week vacays…)

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?

San Francisco-Themed Painted-Tiles Ensure We’ll All Continue to Love Trader Joe’s – The Newish Mural on Masonic

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Boy, somebody spent some time making sure that the painted tiles on the side of our Masonic Trader Joe’s got done right – there are a lot of details to notice while you’re idling in line on the slow lane of Masonic southbound.

(But come to think of it, the great line of idling cars isn’t as great as it used to be, for some reason. Wonder why…)

And oh, looks like grocery projects in the future will require shoppers to pay for parking – anyway, that’s the trend, my friend.

The vibrant mural of Trader Joe’s San Francisco, aka Trader Joe’s Store #100. It’s new, or newish at least:

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Happy shopping.

70 Years After the Pageant of the Pacific, Treasure Island Parties Like It’s 1939

Monday, October 19th, 2009

It’s hard to tell why this Ferris wheel was on Treasure Island recently – it was either for the Treasure Island Music Festival or Oracle OpenWorld 2009.

Or maybe it was for both.

T.I. in the foreground and distant Berkeley in the background:

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