Posts Tagged ‘cuba’

Assignment Desk: Havana 94118 – The Locus of 1950′s Cars in San Francisco is 3047 Turk Street

Friday, June 27th, 2014

There are about a half-dozen classic cars parked around the end of Turk Street up above USF like all the time.

It’s a triple-beam lyrical dream for old car lovers:

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The above shot is recent, but here’s one from all the way back in aught-eight. See ‘em all?

Assignment Desk:

Who owns all these cars and why?

Rolling Museums: Cuba Has Old Cars, San Francisco Has Old Motorcycles – Triumph Bonneville T100, Honda CB200, BMW R75/6

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

San Francisco is the world capitol of aging, somewhat exotic motorcycles, don’t you know.

This view of Scott Street is typical.

Triumph Bonneville T100:

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Honda CB200:

BMW R75/6:

Hurray!

San Francisco Soon to Get Its Very Own “Free the Cuban Five” Billboard

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Look what’s coming to the intersection of 10th Street and Mission in the western SOMA – a huge billboard demanding the release of Rene Gonzalez, Ramon Labañino, Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzalez, otherwise known as the Cuban Five.

To help pay for the billboard, the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five is throwing a party tonight in the Mission at Centro Del Pueblo, 474 Valencia.

A writer from the New York Times detects some irony

High-ranking officials in the Cuban government, which regularly jails people without public trial for speaking out against Communism, talk at length and in detail about the lack of evidence in the case, and they rail about the lack of “due process” in American courts.

But, as always, you make the call.

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via STML’s photostream - a shot from Cuba, where outdoor billboards are all the rage.