Friday, February 28, 2014

"It never rains in California" ...

Powell & Hyde St. Cable Car Station, San Fransico (7 February 2014)
Today, we are getting some much needed rain in LA area. The photo is from a recent, very rainy weekend in San Francisco.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Mural Monday: A Horse (of course) --- detail from Piazzoni's "The Land" mural at de Young in San Francisco

Gottardo F.P. Piazzoni (1872-1945)
The Land, 1932 (oil on canvas)
The Land is one of two panoramic five-panel mural suites (the other is The Sea) "created for a loggia at the top of the grand staircase in the main building of San Francisco's Public Library, The paintings, which were intergrated into the architecture of the Beaux-Arts building, were intended to suggest vistas seen through the columns of a terrace." These now reside in the Piazzoni mural room at the de Young fine art museum in San Francisco. The room is lovely and the museum hosts various events in this space.
The Land, 1932
Gottardo F. P. Piazzoni (1872-1945)

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Fountain at Mission San Miguel (off of Hwy 101)

I headed up north for a couple of days, 2 weekends ago, to spend the wettest weekend since 2012 in San Francisco. Saw some nice sites along the way...

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

I ♥ you

Happy Valentine's Day from a bakery in Monterey, CA.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

What remains...

... is inspiration.
(Inside the burned out building from previous post.)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

What remains ...

Giorgio's restaurant on Silver Spur had a kitchen fire a couple of years ago. The building now stands empty and is ready for renovation (hopefully soon). The 2nd floor had extensive fire damage too and is mostly gutted now... but some things were left behind... 
P.S. Georgio's reopened late last year at a nearby new location on Deep Valley Drive.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

恭禧发财 -- Happy Year of the Horse -- Mural detail by Elizabeth Garrison & Victor Henderson

Wishing you a Happy Year of the Horse with this outstanding artwork by our own Elizabeth Garrison and Victor Henderson. 
The mural was installed last year at Lake Los Angeles Community Gymnasium. 
Lake Los Angeles is a community in Antelope Valley near Lancester, CA.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Theme Day: Entry --- Welcome to Lake Los Angeles Community Gymnasium

Original tile by the artist Elizabeth Garrison -- a friendly greeter to all at the entry to the Community Gymnasium at Lake Los Angeles