Posts Tagged ‘soaring’

San Francisco Ferry Building in 1898: Soaring Transit Hub – Ferry Building in 2012: Upscale Shopping Mall Food Court

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

More or less.

Via Thomas Hawk:

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What It’s Like to Fly High Above Fort Funston, As Free as a Bird

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

It’s exactly like this:

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Wouldn’t you like to be up there yourself?

(Frankly, it looks a bit chilly, based on the manifest number of wooly socks.)

See you out (or up) there!


Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air....

Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.
Where never lark, or even eagle flew —
And, while with silent lifting mind I have trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
- Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.