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…this lighting arrangement is the best They can do to approximate Christmas Red and Christmas Green down in Civic Center. (Way too much yellow in that “green” IMO.)
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I’m sure somebody better at Photoshop than I could tone down the riot of color in this photo in order to properly honor Natalis Invicti, or the birthday of baby Jesus, or whatever. But hey, what about the new hires at City Hall? That crew of recent gubernatorial campaign workers seems to be famliar with Photoshop…
Or not – they didn’t do a very good job it would seem. Oh well, the unaltered photo above will have to do as the record of what Christmas 2009 looked like at City Hall.
Hey, speaking of Christmas, there’ll be no more stars on government trees up in Sonoma. Remember stars atop government Christmas trees? We had a big star on our big tree in Civic Center until about a year ago when it got took down, forever. Oh well.
We’re not talking about being classified as having attained LEED (The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System) status of Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum (what will come next – titanium, onyx, or Centurion?).
We’re talking green, fruity green. Like pistachio or lime.
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But at least it matches the place next door!
As seen in San Francisco.
And it could be worse.
Here’s what the Lime Point Light, located right next to the north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge and close to Cavallo Point, looked like back in the day, courtesy of our friends at the United States Coast Guard. Click to expand:
But technological change and the arrival of the bridge in the 1930′s eventually put this station out of business. It was no picnic working there anyway, what with the occasional freighter collision and the constant rain of orange paint chips.
This is how it looks these days, with just the fog station left (and the front gate open on this particular day, for some reason).
Sic transit gloria mundi