Posts Tagged ‘columns’

Some Dude’s Front Porch Planted in Golden Gate Park – You Can’t Take It With You

Thursday, September 8th, 2016



All the deets:


This thing looks like a maintenance nightmare, which might have been the point in the first place, like having footmen at the Downton Abbey.


These days, we just put gold iWatches on the dog. But back then, this is what we did…

Freaking Out at the Corner of Haight and Masonic – The Colors, Man, the Colors – A Very Vivid Structure

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

This is what it looks like

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Obey Giant: A Projected Man in the Evolving Mid-Market Area

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Whole Wheat Toast managed to catch this awesome vision on the side of 1017 Market last week.

No, it’s not pre-invasion Iraq, or WWII-era USSR, or Cuber, or North Korea, it’s Market Street, USA.

A bespectacled Mayor Gavin Newsom at the debut of The ARTery Project:


Remember to obey.

An Analog Facebook Comes to UCSF’s Main Campus on Parnassus

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Well this is how some massive support columns are now decorated at the University of California, San Francisco medical school these days.

As seen from Parnassus Avenue:

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It  looks to be a collection of  shots of students from over the past hundred years – could it be the Student Photo Project? Maybe, but the S.P.P. goes on about “the three primary colors*, red, yellow and blue” that they were going to use and this installation is just black and white.

Anyway, it looks great. Keep up the good work, students of UCSF.

Old school! The way it looked back in 1908:


*Yes, I remember first grade as well, but it was all a lie – red, yellow and blue are not “the” primary colors, they are just one group of primaries, and they aren’t so hot in that role, anyway. Or, as Wiki so diplomatically opines, the RYB color model “predates modern scientific theory.” Harsh. Harsh but fair.