Observe, that at first there was nothing desirable to be seen, for Mclaren Lodge Lawn was without form, and void; it was confusion, and emptiness.
And then, the Pikachu train came on the scene.
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And it was Good.
But not good enough, for then, He arrived. See?
As seen a few years back:
Then it was all like this:
(Artist’s conception, but the window was painted over for a while.)
And then it was all like this*
And now, just before the Great Lighting Ceremony of 2011, there’s no train at all:
(I’ll check and see if the Obama train pops up before Christmas. It’s a mystery to me. Of course, this is in Golden Gate Park on public land, as is the Prayer Book Cross and other things. Sometimes, We, those of us way out West, lose track of that nettlesome Bill of Rights.)
*Fear the beard and all. You know, I don’t think certain people, people like MC Hammer, understand that they threw their weight behind the Republican choice** for Mayor, understand that they (blindly?) supported the first choice of just 7% of San Francisco. We’ll see if they do this again.
**Ed Lee was the only viable candidate on the San Francisco Republican’s Endorsements webpage.