Thursday, October 30, 2008

Valencia Street: once Levi's plant

The building was one of Levi Strauss' & Co's US plant, Levi, the Jeansmaker. The building had been open since 1906, but was closed 2002. Now it's a school.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

SanFrancisco JazzFestival

Friday, Archie Shepp played at the Herbst Theater. Unfortunately we were not allowed to take pictures of the artist, so I took the picture during the intermission. Unfortunately not much to see but I wanted to let people know that we have great artists playing in the city.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


On a school in the Mission is a Mural with paintings of the fingerspelled alphabet. The picture shows the letters "X,Y,Z". The last letter looks like the "F", but doesn't make sense at the end of this sequence, so I suppose it's indicating the end of the alphabet.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Muni buses lined up

On a grey autumn sunday today, I took the picture of these buses all lined up, parked and awaiting their next service.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Antenna tree in plant pot

Thanks to some gardeners in the city we got some more green. I've seen this tree somewhere else from far away and was wondering if it's an antenna. I don't know what kind of tree it is, but certainly it's not an antenna.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fort Mason Center

Part of the Fort Mason Center in the background. Fort Mason Center is a former military base, but houses now about 30 nonprofit organizations and hosts several cultural activities. It's along the bay and part of the Golden Gate Recreation Area.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fleetweek 2008 's over

today I went to Fort Mason, actually not to watch the flight show, I went to Open Studios to watch photography. But I wanted to post a picture of today's event. Instead of posting a picture of one of these jets (which I'm sure you can see everywhere), I'd rather post a picture of the workers providing food/BBQ at this show.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Good morning sun

One of San Francisco's steep street in the morning sun. In the background the tower of Twin Peaks.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Simulation of a Tornado

Found the simulation on the airport at Gate 87 before my departure.
Fans simulate the airflow in a thunderstorm, creating a miniature tornado.
An overhead fan draws the air upward, imitating the updraft that occurs in the core of a tornado-spawning thunderstorm. Air blowing from the sides of the tubes start the updraft spinning and create the mini tornado. Droplets of water injected by a fog machine make the airflow visible.