Sunday, April 18, 2010
The earthquake struck at 5:12 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 1906.
The fire hydrant (at the corner of Church and 20th Street) is painted in gold, because that's where the fire, destroying most of the city, was finally stopped. Today the "San Francisco History Association" put a wreath on it (their website shows the event as: "1906 Earthquake & Fire Rememberance").
Posted by Ursel at 8:24 PM
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Meanwhile they moved further up the street. The bookstore will have it's 25th anniversary next week. The interesting thing is the brown box. People can drop their used books (well, also new ones they don't want to read) in there. Then other people can look through the box and see if there's anything in there they like to read. This way books can easily be shared among a broad audience. I like the idea and have taken books from the box as much as I have brought my used books there.
Posted by Ursel at 10:12 PM
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Today is "Theme Day" again, the topic is "Red". Click here to view thumbnails for all participants
Where else than in Chinatown would I find a motive to represent the topic. Red has a lot of meanings in Chinese Traditions, among them happiness, fortune and honor.
Posted by Ursel at 7:19 AM