Posts Tagged ‘propane’

San Francisco’s Creme Brulee Cart is Powered by Delicious Gasoline: Chugga, Chugga, Chugga, Chugga, Chugga, Chugga…

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Never seen a Yamaha generator before.

What, it costs $1000 for one of these things? (In that case, I think I’d secure it with a bike chain on the mean Streets of San Francisco…)

Chugga, Chugga, Chugga, Chugga, Chugga, Chugga…

Somebody get this man an AC hook-up, stat.

The Urban Campers of Haight Ashbury, San Francisco

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

The three youths here sleeping through mid-morning rain in the Upper Haight area typify some of the homeless of San Francisco. These Alexander Supertramps carry backpacks and sleeping bags, just like campers at a national park.

Three teens at Clayton and Page, just two blocks away from the landmark Ben and Jerry’s: Click to expand:

And here’s the remnants of a campground kitchen in the nearby Golden Gate Park Panhandle:

And here are your facilities (trucked in all the way from Kentucky) – it’s the Panhandle bathroom near Ashbury Street. It looks just like what some Yosemite Park campers get.

So that’s Urban Camping as practiced by the youths of Hashbury.

Opening Weekend of Chihuly at the de Young in Golden Gate Park a Huge Success

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

The first two days of ChihulyPalooza in Golden Gate Park were well attended, despite the admonishment of New Republic Art Critic Jed Perl:

Everybody rushes to the Museum of Modern Art and the De Young, two overblown buildings with sporadically important collections, while the most beautiful museum in the city–the Legion of Honor, in which masterpieces by Watteau, Le Nain, and Seurat have been given a thrillingly elegant installation- -is hardly ever mentioned.

Well, consider the Legion mentioned, Mr. Perl. Now on with the show:

Director John Buchanan speaking with Dale Chihuly earlier at the preview. Click to expand:


Let’s head outside to see the spectacle in front of the museum. A man controlling his metallic fire animals obscured by propane gas:


The Crucible’s Educational Response Vehicle. Have anvil, will travel:



The thrill of sending a plume of fire skyward the first time:


A bed of nails with a fretful ballerina on top:


And inside the museum, cherubs everywhere:


See you there!