Posts Tagged ‘victorian’

Western Addition House Loses a Front Yard But Gains a Garage for Tout le Monde to See – Hurray!

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

This place wins the most-tacked-on-looking-garage award for 2011.

(I’ll have to check and see where the stairs lead to now – it looks like an M. C. Escher subject at this point, IMO.)

See?

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Now, a scrappy kid called Nicolas Kim Coppola (aka Nic Cage) took a different approach back 15 years ago. Check out his tacked on garage monstrosity at 1945 Franklin.

In conclusion, rich people in San Francisco just loooooooooove car garages – they just can’t get enough of them.

Why Don’t You Go On the “San Francisco Ghost Hunt” for Just $20 – It’s Guaranteed!

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Whenever you see this kind of scene on the Streets of San Francisco, odds are it’s just local Ghostbuster Jim Fassbinder and his nightly San Francisco Ghost Hunt.

This highly-rated three-hour tour of the Victorians around Lower Specific Whites Pacific Heights is guaranteed, in a way, and for $20 you can’t beat that.

As seen California Street for the past 13 years. Which one of these people is the ghost?

Here’s your guarantee:

“I really can’t guarantee ghosts. But I can guarantee the San Francisco Ghost Hunt will be nearly three hours of unearthly fun! You’ll see wonderful Victorian mansions and learn the city’s haunted history, be touched time and again by the magic of supernatural beliefs, and hear documented authentic ghost stories presented with passion and drama. You will be amazed to learn a few ways to directly encounter a ghost yourself…if you dare. You will get exercise, fresh air, and have an outstanding good time. The San Francisco Ghost Hunt is: humor and history, emotion and education; with supernatural spookiness! You will be entertained, enlightened and enchanted. That’s absolutely GUARANTEED!”

And they’re baaaaaa-ack for 2011! See?

See you there!

Family Cleaners – 3Hr Service No Extra Charge – Our Victorian Schoolhouse – Fella and Farfella

Friday, February 18th, 2011

What does it all mean?

As seen North of the EaPA on the DivCo, the locus of NIMBY:

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Oh Hell No: Stacking Six Ladders is Not the Way to Clean a Victorian

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

As seen on Fulton Street in the greater NoPA / Western Addition / DivCo area:

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This isn’t the way to do it, I don’t think…

San Francisco’s Old-School Victorian Houses Go Solar Photovoltaic

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Now back in the day, rooftop solar meant routing black water pipes up there, so you could heat your water for free. High tech photovoltaic panels, where sunlight converts directly to electricity, were reserved for astronauts ‘n stuff.

But these days, you can fork over $27,000 for a 3 KW system and you’ll end up making your own electricity with something like this on your pointy, pointy roof.

As seen on Ashbury Street near Haight in sometimes sunny San Francisco:

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Go on the San Francisco Ghost Hunt for Just $20 – It’s Guaranteed!

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Whenever you see this kind of scene on the Streets of San Francisco, odds are it’s just local Ghostbuster Jim Fassbinder and his nightly San Francisco Ghost Hunt. This highly-rated three-hour tour of the Victorians around Lower Specific Whites Pacific Heights is guaranteed, in a way, and for $20 you can’t beat that.

As seen California Street for the past 11 years. Which one of these people is the ghost?  

Here’s your guarantee:

“I really can’t guarantee ghosts. But I can guarantee the San Francisco Ghost Hunt will be nearly three hours of unearthly fun! You’ll see wonderful Victorian mansions and learn the city’s haunted history, be touched time and again by the magic of supernatural beliefs, and hear documented authentic ghost stories presented with passion and drama. You will be amazed to learn a few ways to directly encounter a ghost yourself…if you dare. You will get exercise, fresh air, and have an outstanding good time. The San Francisco Ghost Hunt is: humor and history, emotion and education; with supernatural spookiness! You will be entertained, enlightened and enchanted. That’s absolutely GUARANTEED!”

See you there!

The Hanging Plastic Sculptures of San Francisco: Knife-Fork-Spoon, 2009

Friday, April 17th, 2009

This artistic masterpiece is hanging above San Francisco.

(Where are the Sporks?)

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Sadly, the artiste is unavailable for comment.

Irregardless, this piece is a wonderful contribution to the utensil oeuvre