Memory Monday slides redux, Week 27

Chicago 1957 — I originally shared these images back in December 2017 and January 2018. Every time I look through these pictures, my desire to visit Chicago and see the museum (and all the other sights) for myself gets stronger! This dollhouse, belonging to silent film star Colleen Moore, was built in 1928 and has been on display at the museum […]

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Nob Hill

Prior to the 1850s, Nob Hill was called California Hill (after California Street, which climbs its steep eastern face), but was renamed after the Central Pacific Railroad’s Big Four – known as the Nobs – who built their mansions on the hill… The neighborhood was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire, except for the granite walls surrounding the Stanford, Crocker, Huntington and […]

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Smoky skies

I guess I’m very lucky I finally made it to Fort Point last weekend. Although there was plenty of smoke in the air and we should have probably been wearing filtering masks, the conditions are even worse right now — to the point that many tourist spots have been closed until further notice. Fort Point Closed Through Sunday, November 18 […]

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Open topic

My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week. While on holiday in San Francisco I was enjoying the view from my 8th story window but wasn’t satisfied with my night photography — the images were much too blurry, with a lot of distracting “noise.” Then I switched over to the monochrome setting and I was amazed at […]

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