You may have noticed by now that I really enjoy shooting photos while traveling — as in, literally going down the road (or track, as the case may be). Sometimes my favorites of these shots aren’t especially good photography, but I don’t mind too much because they manage to capture some memorable or transient detail that otherwise might have been […]
Seen in the deYoung Museum in San Francisco, August 2022.
I first learned about the artist Chiura Obata (1885-1975) during my visit to Sacramento’s Crocker Art Museum back in September 2018. I shared some images from that visit more recently, in October 2020, showing some of his drawings and other pieces (including the one above) that particularly impressed me. So I was very happy to discover Moonlight, a large piece […]
I’ve written previously about my recent visit to the golf course in San Francisco’s Lincoln Park; my main purpose in going there had been to locate the Kong Chow Sojourner Tombs. But I was very happy to realize that on this outing I could also cross a second item off my list, the nearby Lincoln Park Steps. The steps themselves […]
Back in October 2018, I featured an episode of California’s Gold titled San Francisco Cemeteries. In that episode, Huell Howser visited the city’s three remaining cemeteries and told the story of how most of the remains were relocated south to the town of Colma starting in the early 1900s — but there was a big part of the story that […]
Franklin Simmons (1839-1913), Penelope, 1896, Marble Gift of the Daughters of Penelope, an International Hellenic Women’s Organization, to the Fine Arts Museums of San Fransisco on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Daughters’ founding by Alexandra Apostolides in San Francisco on November 16, 1929. The donation in honor of Hellenism was made possible by the vision of Mrs. […]
During my recent visit to San Francisco I was surprised to learn about the remnants of an historic cemetery sitting in the midst of the Lincoln Park Golf Course, less than half a mile from the Legion of Honor art museum. The story behind this memorial site is fascinating and still ongoing, and I’ll be writing more about it before […]