Friday, April 23, 2010

Have a seat ....

and enjoy your weekend. But hopefully you'll find more comfortable chairs than those.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Memorial - San Francisco earthquake 1906

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").

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Phoenix Books

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.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Red lantern in Chinatown

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.