Posts Tagged ‘shiny’

Freaking Out at the Corner of Haight and Masonic – The Colors, Man, the Colors – A Very Vivid Structure

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

This is what it looks like

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Gavin Newsom Calls for More Giant Glittering Sidewalk Eggs: “Market Street Should Have 100 of These Damn Things”

Friday, December 10th, 2010

San Francisco’s most productive journalist these days has got to be Steve Rhodes – the man is out there in the field reporting on things All The Time.

As it was last night, when S.R. was on hand to catch Mayor Gavin Newsom encountering the debut of The ARTery Project,” which is:

“An exciting series of art events, fairs, installations and performances taking place along Market Street between UN Plaza and 6th Street.”

O.K. then.

Gavin experiencing the sidewalk eggs of famous Robert James:

Via Steve Rhodes

And let’s let Steve tell us what Gavin was saying last night:

Market st should have 100 of these damn things. I can say that now that I only have 30 days.”

A few minutes later shaking a man’s hand: “It is good to see art out here”

There’s still more to do.

O.K. then.

I think I missed all that fuss, passing by a little while later. (You could tell something arty was going on just by the number of art student-types milling about the Mid Market.)

All the deets, below.

Sidewalk egg and sign, Market Street, USA:

Lights on Market Street:

Join the San Francisco Arts Commission on Thursday, December 9 from 5-7 p.m.for the launch of The ARTery Project, which kicks off its exciting series of events with the debut of three site-specific light installations by artists Jim Campbell, Theodore Watson and Paul Notzold and art openings at the luggage store, Central City Hospitality House Community Arts Program, and Gray Area Foundation for the ArtsClick here for more information.

What’s the Best Way to Scare Off Urban Pigeons? Mylar strips, Netting or Fake Plastic Owls?

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Hey, why not try all three solutions at the same time?

As here, on Judah, near 19th Avenue:

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The flying rats are everywhere. When will they leave us?

The Shiny Shiny Top of San Francisco’s TransAmerica Pyramid

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Well, lookie here at the shiny, shiny top of the Transamerica Pyramid. Now, of course, at night during some special times (your November-December-New Year’s holiday mish-mash plus the Fourth of July) you can see an electric light up there, (as seen here on the far left). 

But this shot wasn’t taken at nightime. That’s the noonday sun shining off of the westward face of the four-yard-tall mini-pyramid that tops the whole shebang.

Click to expand:. A seen from the brand spanking new Crissy Field Overlook in the Presidio:   

Here’s a better look in black and white from the same angle just a few minutes later:

Of course, you can still see the reflected light but the intensity is about a hundred times less than the direct reflection seen in the colour photo.

It’s probably a polished metal panel up there, possibly aluminum.

Look for the Star of the Pyramid - you just might see it someday, if the sun lines up just right.