Posts Tagged ‘container’

Can You Legally Drink Alcohol While Sitting on the Street in a Parklet? The Surprisingly Complicated Answer is …?

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

I don’t know.

But today Camden Avery of UpperCasing (The Upper Haight Blog) has the deets on this issue.

Presenting the Martin Macks Gastro Pub Parklet, as seen at Haight Street – don’t try stealing this one, you know, the way other people have stolen parklets:

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I’m stumped on this issue – I can’t even hazard a guess as to the answer.

But I’ll tell you, I appreciate the way this particular parklet doesn’t block traffic the way the poorly-designed and overly wide Mojo Bicycle Cafe Parklet does block traffic

Dolores Park Refugees Enjoy Rousing Games of Beer Kickball in GGP Panhandle – Park Station Cops Don’t Care

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Nobody will hassle you* for playing Beer Kickball while holding the concomitant open containers. ‘Cause it’s the Haight, baby.

See? (Note double fister in the middle – I think he was team captain.)

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Beer Kickball – study the rules and then start your own league today.

*Park Station don’t care, it don’t give a shit.

The Giant Shipping Containers of the Port of Oakland Look Super Small from Twin Peaks

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Here’s the view, filled with direct-from-China ISO standard shipping containers, direct-from-China freighters* and the legs of the iconic direct-from-China AT-AT Imperial Walker ship cranes:

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Giant boxes in the harbor
Giant boxes made of aluminum**
Giant boxes, giant boxes
Giant boxes, all the same

There’s a green one and a red one
And a blue one and a purple one
And they’re all made out of aluminum**
And they all look just the same

*Which hardly ever crash into the Bay Bridge and leak bunker fuel all over the place

**Or steel

A.P. Moller-Maersk Group 2,045,776545 Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. 1,638,962414 CMA CGM 1,100,007384 American President Lines 589,879147 Evergreen Marine Corporation 554,725152 Hapag-Lloyd 541,811124 COSCO 498,437134 CSAV 469,428128 Hanjin Shipping 448,05198 China Shipping Container Lines 440,236122 NYK Line 365,03495 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines 363,18894 Orient Overseas Container Line 353,33877 Hamburg Süd 338,778109 Zim Integrated Shipping Services 322,68596 K Line 318,19382 Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation 313,37977 Hyundai Merchant Marine 271,60452 Pacific International Lines 227,649126 UASC 199,08250

The Waters Beneath the Golden Gate Bridge Can Get a Little Busy Sometimes

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

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Empty tanker Polar Alaska heads out back up to I’ll-give-you-just-one-guess as full container ships arrive from East Asia.

Just another day in the busy 415.

Giant Chinese AT-AT Cranes Have Now Become Symbols of Oakland

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

The Rockridge Trader Joe ‘s at 5727 College Ave is now using this giant model of the giant container cranes of the Port of Oakland to symbolize the City of Oakland.

Well played, Rockridge TJ’s.

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Port of Oakland – So Many Container, So Few Container Crane AT-ATs

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

The busy Port of Oakland has more international shipping containers than you can imagine.

That keeps the Star Wars AT-AT-looking container cranes busy all the time.

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On a Clear Day, You Can See the Farallon Islands From San Francisco

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Not to be confused with the Disneyesque Farallon Restaurant on Post Street, the Farallones can only be seen from San Francisco on the clearest of days.

Atop Southeast Farallon Island is the Farallon Island Light, barely visible even in this magnified photo.

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There’s a feeling I get
When I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving.