Hey, remember Pixels?
This one painting is much better than all of Pixels. Much cheaper to produce too.
The fake cherry trees of January are now a deep purple, ’cause they’re plum trees.
That means that the cherry trees you see these days are real cherry.
Accept no substitutes…
Here’s your view, here’s what you can reliably see all over Frisco these days, typically starting in late January each and every year:
The problem with comparing these trees to the cherry trees of your youth is that you’re comparing apples to oranges, or IRL, ornamental plums (Prunus cerasifera, you know known and grown for it’s very early flowering) to cherries.
Thank you, drive through.
Here’s how things look in Japan in 2016 at a nothingburger, random train station:
What do you call these, pocket doors?
Hey BART! Are you up to speed on this?
Imagine installing these automatic safety doors at just one station, like at Powell. It would be an implementation nightmare, just saying.
(OTOH, those cool-looking exposed bulb chandeliers, well putting those into a BART would be a snap…)
Anyway, hop to it BART/MUNI – get on this, like stat.
This is heavy lift – garnering 4.5 Yelp stars at a bakery in the somewhat dreary, windswept Western Addition.
Find it inside the Super Mira Market corner sto’
First, it was all like this, like for a looooong time:
But now it’s all like this, all fixed (except for the tagging, which might qualify for Landmark status at this point, but oh well):
So that’s good.
(Hey, how’s the seismic safety for all what you can see in the background there, on Geary and Post from Fillmore to Laguna and including the big ugly Peace Pagoda [L]andmark? Oh, not good? Uh oh.)
Now what’s the next step? Hopping lanterns, Miyazaki-style, natch:
IDK, Japantown has a sizeable seismic safety issue, non?
ICYMI, Japantown is nothing but an earthquake-unsafe concrete mess, courtesy of the idea of REDEVELOPMENT. If we cared more about people, we’d stop to think afore preserving the mistakes of the past…