Posts Tagged ‘lighted’

Turn Off the Dark: Our 88-Year-Old Pacific Telephone Building is Back in Business, Baby! 140 New Montgomery is All Lit Up

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Thusly:

You see, first it was all like this, abandoned, empty:

Then it was all like this, as seen from 225 Bush, a slightly older and slightly shorter building:

And then you could see through the thing, as seen earlier this year:

And now it’s a beacon at night.

I guess it’s called 140NM now? Ok fine.

So, first this building was commercial office space, then they wanted to change it to condos, and then they changed it back to office space, and now I’ll bet they wished they had stuck with the condo idea. Oh well.

Anyway, get all the deets on the Pacific Bell Building right here.

 

The Lighted Christmas Snowflakes of the Corrupt Twitterloin: Bringing Holiday Cheer to Stolen iPhone Sellers

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

I’ll tell you, the lighted Christmas snowflakes of Market Street used to stop just past Fifth Street, because, you know, who cares about Mid Market?

Well, these days, the lighted Christmas snowflakes of Market Street make it all the way to 7th Street, AFAICS.

See?

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Hurray!

City Hall Goes Orange for the 2012 San Francisco Giants – And This Color Will Work for Halloween Too

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Like this.

Celebrating another good year:

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09/25
Diamondbacks
7
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2
Giants
09/26
Diamondbacks
0
-
6
Giants
09/27
Diamondbacks
3
-
7
Giants
09/28
Giants
3
-
1
Padres
09/29
Giants
3
-
7
Padres
09/30
Giants
7
-
5
Padres
10/01
Giants
2
-
3
Dodgers
10/02
Giants
4
-
3
Dodgers
10/03
Giants
vs
Dodgers

Tink happy tots!

Just Try to Stay Off Horse After Seeing This Beautiful, 40-Foot-Tall Hypodermic Needle High Atop 505 Montgomery

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Isn’t it pretty? 

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This MUNI 5 Fulton Bus Opposes Proposition 8, Apparently: It Says, “EQUALITY FOR ALL!”

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

This is MUNI’s message to the world:

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Or I suppose this is the message when it’s not “GO GIANTS!

The Night the Lights Went Out on Market – Christmas Cheer Goes Dark in the Mid-Market Twitterloin

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Here’s how things looked last night on Market Street, with all the streetlights and giant snowflakes turned off for some reason.

Oh, baby, that’s dark:

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Could it have something to do with the jury-rigged, frat-house-style wiring our City Family uses?

I know not.

When, oh when, will our Path of Gold glitter once again?

Snowflakes! Once Again, Christmas Comes Early to San Francisco’s Market Street

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Remember the past summer, when we had lighted Christmas holiday snowflake decorations on Market Street burning the midnight oil for weeks on end? Well, they’re back on, baby, or at least four of them anyway, confusing tourists once again. Thusly:

“Why do they have Christmas lights on in October?”

Good question. They’re still testing these thing? Well that’s a lot of testing:

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And you know what, they’ve installed ’em exactly the way I would have and I’m not even an electrician or nothing. You know, extension cords and plastic handcuffs to tie everything down. Let’s hope these things handle the wind and rain better than our Bay Bridge:

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But couldn’t our decorations be more overtly Christian? You know, like the giant Christmas Tree of Civic Center, the one with the Star of Bethleham on top, the way we had it in 2007…

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…and 2008?

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The World Wonders.

San Francisco is So Rich, We Fire Up Christmas Snowflake Lights in the Summertime

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Check out this wintry scene on San Francisco’s Market Street the way it looked last night. But hey, aren’t we still in the Season of Summer?

Yes, but don’t pay no nevermind to that:

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Perhaps we could turns these lights off until the Winter Holiday Which Shant Be Named (you know, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, one of those) rolls around in a season or two? That way, we could save enough juice to power one of Al Gore’s houses for a week or two.

Get all the deets from the fiercely smart Leah Garchik, and here’s a close-up from the talented (and gorgeous) Ingrid Taylar.

Oh well.

Better to light a snowflake than to curse the darkness.  ~Chinese Proverb

San Francisco City Hall Bathed in Lavender for World Diabetes Day

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

Yesterday was World Diabetes Day, so San Francisco City Hall was lit in blue, (or purple, or lavender, or whatever) last night.

INVISABUL BUS and the evening star. Click to expand:

Read all about it at the Diabetes Mine.