Posts Tagged ‘panhandle’

The Goats of Golden Gate Park

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

You know, your more urban part of GGP, and of course this is a Pontiac, a kind of Tempest, aka Gran Turismo Omologato, aka Grand Tempest Option. And as Wiki recalls for us, “it had become known in the youth market as the ‘goat.'”

As seen through the giant trees of the Panhandle:

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But if you want to see a real goat in GGP, well just look the other direction, maybe you’ll see more evidence of the goats as pets movement:

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Romantic Intersection Selfie

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

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Turns Out This Giant Mystery Signpost in Golden Gate Park is Merely Going to Say, “The Panhandle”

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Man, this installation took a long time, man:

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And now it’s here, in a rather over-engineered fashion, some might think:

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I guess this is what they mean by “wayfinding,” for all those people who suddenly forget which part of Golden Gate Park they’re in:

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It almost looks like a map of Oklahoma, non?

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Hashtag: #THEPANHANDLEISOK!

So IDK, man. What’s the point of this? You know, if this sign went up back in the day, in the age that it’s aping, that would be a different matter. But IRL, it’s just expensive faux Victorian / Edwardian crap, similar to the twee benches also recently installed as part of some “safety” project.

I just don’t get this, man.

What Must Be the Most Powerful Skateboard in Frisco – Get a Load of This Rolling Science Project

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

As seen dans Le Manche de la Casserole of Golden Gate Park:

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Park and Wreck: RPD Totals Audi with Its Laissez Faire Approach to Tree Maintenance – Another Fall on Fell

Monday, November 20th, 2017

IDK man, RPD’s tree branches can fall on your noggin at pretty much any time.

Oh well.

As seen on Fell near Shrader:

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And IDK how much small, 15 year old Audi’s are worth but it can’t be that much. So that’s why I say totaled.

RPD’s Panhandle trees will kill somebody one of these days, and our RPD is cool with that it seems.

Oh well.

Our SFMTA Restripes Fell Street, in the Wake of the Recent Death at Baker

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

As best as I can figure:

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So you can see the freshly laid stripes on the right side of Fell here, and the slightly faded left lane stripes are the last to get repainted this AM.

Twee Overload: Another Non-Safety-Related, Non-Improvement “Safety” “Improvement” for the Panhandle – How Does This Pole Help?

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Somehow, Rec and Park is trying to turn Golden Gate Park into some kind of old-school, National Park fantasyland, like something out of Every Day Is Like Sunday, these days.

So we’re paying for stuff like these Edwardian-era wooden benches, which to me don’t match the Panhandle’s current situation.

(Speaking of which, the wooden graffiti benches are getting used, but perhaps not by those intended by RPD. So people will check-in in the daytime, then you see them still there at the end of the day, and then they’re still there the next day, not that I care, but I question how much RPD knows about GGP, and the Panhandle part of it in particular.)

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Anywho, that’s your background. And here’s what’s new:

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The concrete base has been at this location for a while now. I was thinking it could be for an LED light pole, but I was also thinking I’d be wrong. Turns out we’re getting a sign.

What will it say? Prolly the Rec and Park board would prefer something not allowed, such as ED LEE GETS IT DONE, XXX OOO, RPD, but maybe it will say, “Golden Gate Park?”

IDK.

Now what I think RPD should do is widen the neighboring multi-use path that abuts Fell, but that might be too much of a heavy lift for them, oh well.

On it goes…

71 Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Over the 94117 – The Most I’ve Ever Seen – A Squawky Bunch

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Think my previous personal best was 46, over J-Town.

I counted 71 the other day. It was quite a flock over the Panhandle:

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2005, Over Telegraph Hill:

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Our Electric-Powered Personal Transportation Future – These People Don’t Just Say, “MUNI SUCKS,” They Do Something About It

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Full face helmet, natch. (I mean, you don’t want to be like one of those helmetless FordGoBike “bikeshare” rental bike users going over the handlebars on Market due to the front tires getting stuck in an SFMTA streetcar rail chasm, right?)

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These unicyclists were hauling ass on the Panhandle Bike Path / Multi Purpose Trail. Zoom zoom:

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And further west on JFK, we have a Tesla Motors-beshirted skateboarder and an electric-powered trike:

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So many ways to avoid MUNI we have in this Year 2017…

Wood Appears to have Been a Poor Choice for the Brand New Benches of the Golden Gate Park Panhandle

Friday, October 13th, 2017

This was the vision, mostly that of landed gentry millionaires with Strong Ideas about How Things Should Look:

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And this is the reality, of Life in the 94117:

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And this is the kind of post-vandalism fix-it job you can expect from Rec and Park, about a week or two after residents call the 311:

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Not saying I could do better, but we’re down to bare wood here people, with no finish at all on all, pretty soon, looks like.

This vignette makes me think Wood Appears to have Been a Poor Choice for the Brand New Benches of the Golden Gate Park Panhandle.

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