Saturday morning at Lands End in San Francisco.
San Francisco — In 1956, the Golden Gate Bridge had been in operation for just under 20 years. The historic Sutro Baths building was still standing, although the baths had been replaced by an ice skating rink in 1937. You could spend the day at Playland-at-the-Beach, just across the street from Golden Gate Park; Playland shut down in 1972, and […]
I didn’t go inside the Legion of Honor on my recent San Francisco trip, although I’d love to explore this art museum someday. This time I had to be content with the view from outside, which is pretty impressive all by itself.
On Saturday morning I was on my way to Lands End in San Francisco, riding a Muni bus westbound along Geary Boulevard; I had made this trip before and I fully expected the bus would drop me off at Point Lobos and 48th Street, not too far from the Cliff House. But for whatever reason, this particular bus made a […]
A few images from my recent visit to the aquarium at California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
This week I’m concluding my slide carousel labeled 1951 — although in fact the last couple of slides have the year 1950 written on them, and the first three might actually be from 1956. Ah, well! I originally posted these images in late 2016; they include scenes from a snow trip up Highway 50 (east of Sacramento) as well as […]
I happened to catch this episode of California’s Golden Parks on TV a few days ago, and I’m glad I saw it because it’s a good reminder of how easy it is to overlook some really amazing history as we travel around the state. Sometimes it’s not possible to stop and check out every potentially interesting sight… so I’m glad […]