City sights

TRUTH – off the grid!

The Look-out – great sunglasses

Dancing strangers
‘Worshipping’ at pillars outside the City Hall

The Bride and Groom – waiting alone for a ride, at the de Young Museum. I wonder where their gusts are.

De Young Museum reflections

What a shirt!


San Francisco

Doing the usual tourist thing, a boat cruise around the bay, a stroll along Fishermans Wharf and a cable car ride and a walk on the Golden Gate bridge.
Bollards at Pier 39

Pier 39
Pier 39
Pier 39
Pier 39
Tug Boat at Hyde Pier
Tug Boat at Hyde Pier
Aquatic Cove from Beach Street
Aquatic Cove from Beach Street
Lombard street
Lombard street ends in hairpin bends, aka Russian Hill
Ferry building
An original tram at Ferry Building/Embarcadero
Golden gate bridge
Golden Gate Bridge cable assembly – 27572 wires inside each cable assembly.
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge, the top of the tower lost in the mist.
De young museum
View from theDe Young museum Observation tower.

The de Young Museum, San Francisco

The museum stands tall over Golden Gate park, a dramatic beacon inviting visitors to the de Young Museum. Designed by Herzog and de Meuron, it encompasses innovative use of texture, reflective and transparent materials, playfully odd-shaped spaces and unexpected transitions between interior and exterior spaces.
My photos are not as I would wish, my camera weighs around 880g and is hard to keep still with my broken but mending arm. It’s even harder to properly compose images quickly before pain begins.
The copper cladding has been worked in ways which are being enhanced by being weathered. It’s is a building which will change and develop over time and will repay visits in varying weather conditions.

IMG_0548.JPGDimpled copper cladding weathering and darkening

IMG_0547.JPGDimpling giving way to perforations

IMG_0546.JPGA veil of perforated copper drawn over the tower

IMG_0549.JPGThe courtyard entrance without a visible entry-way

IMG_0552.JPGBeautiful juxtaposition of building, landscape, furniture and sculpture, the man in the caramel clothes was a perfect foil to the dark mass of the building