Thursday, July 30, 2009

Empty too

I started the month with a picture of a woman collecting empty bottles (Theme Day was Empty) and I conclude this month with a picture of collecting empty cardboard boxes for recycling. You can see those pickup trucks collecting empty cardboards a lot in the city.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Transamerican Pyramid

I guess that's one of the most recognized buildings in San Francisco. The building can be seen from a lot of places and be easily spotted due to it's extraordinary shape.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Windy tonight

These two flags (US and California) were waving in front of the 555 California building, formerly known as the Bank of America Center. It's the second tallest building in the city, 52 stories high, 779ft or 237.4m.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Bay Shore - Central Waterfront

the area is all industrial and parts of the harbor, in the background is Portrero Hill with it's housing projects and very far in the back is the Twin Peaks transmission tower.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Gum machine

... poses threats for dogs. Dogs be aware, danger comes from the machine! I found this sign pretty funny when I pictured a dog running off with a machine in tow.
The sign says: "Please do not tie dogs to this machine ... Danger of falling!! Thank you."

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bastille Day

Today is "Bastille Day, a French holiday. Before I repeat what the holiday is about, you can read about it on Wikipedia

The balloons mark the entry to an Irish Bar located in or close to the French Quarter in Downtown SF were they were celebrating it.

Today I realized that actually yesterday was the first anniversary of my DailyPhoto Blog. One year ago, on the second day, I uploaded a picture of the same location to this Blog. So I thought, as long as the Bar will celebrate this and as long as I will keep the Blog alive, I'll celebrate my yearly anniversary with a picture of the balloons of Bastille Day celebration.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Stern Grove - Joan Baez II

Please excuse that I took one of the pictures from yesterday and uploaded it for today's post.

I wanted to write one more thing about Joan Baez at Stern Grove, and needed a picture from the event.
She greeted the Iranian people, dedicated two songs to them and when singing "We shall overcome" she shared the stage with Tahmoures Pournazeri from Iran. Watch the following videos on Youtube:

Joan Baez shares her stage with Tahmoures Pournazeri for Iran
Joan Baez For Iran, 12 July, S F
Joan Baez, July 12

I must say very very impressive and touching! Thank you, Joan Baez!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Stern Grove - Joan Baez

I just came back from the Stern Grove Festival. Today Blame Sally a local band was playing first and then Joan Baez! I had to go and see her, she's such a legend! And the place is beautiful too. It was packed, 10.000 people, they were even sitting all the way up in the woods. See next days (July 13th post)

Saturday, July 11, 2009


I found the sky and the church and cross against it very impressive so I had to take the picture, although the church surely isn't that beautiful.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Layer of fog (close)

Another picture of fog in the city. I like the thick layer of white fog and with the blue sky above. It also spares part of the city, while some parts are sunny with blue sky, other parts are completely covered by this grey, wet substance.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Just $1

I saw the dog and a lady setting up the table and signs at the Jazz Festival. You can barely see it but there were $1 bills stuck in the dogs collar. I took a picture and then she called me over for help and I watched her table for a couple of minutes. That was my contribution.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fillmore Jazz Festival

Yesterday and today is the Fillmore Jazz Festival. It is one of the largest free Jazz Festivals on the West Coast. Visitors can listen to live music, enjoy art and craft, food and beverages over 10 blocks on Fillmore Street.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Layer of Fog

Today the thick layer of fog didn't get burned of by the sun and stayed there all day. It always impresses me how the fog is just in certain parts of the city while other parts are completely sunny.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Theme Day: Empty

Today is Theme Day empty. The picture shows one of a couple of people in this city looking for empty bottles or cans in garbage cans. They bring them to places for recycling and make a little bit of money out of it.

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