I’ve spent most of my life in suburbia, so any visit to San Francisco, with its canyons of steel, is a trip to the big city. Back in August 2016, there was a lot of construction happening in the Financial District near the Embarcardero. My seat on the Amtrak bus gave me a pretty good view as it carried me […]
Even though I know there exists one more carousel full of family slides (from the 1980s) to share with you, due to current events I haven’t gotten round to visit my Mom and pick them up. I’ve known this for quite awhile — but it only occurred to me the other day that I do have on my hands a […]
In the past I’ve shared some of my own images of Leavenworth’s tourist-friendly Front Street; I’ve also written a bit about the town’s history. But today I have a few pictures of the residential areas — at least as they existed back in May 1976. I’m sure that some of these buildings are no longer standing, especially the small house […]
Seen in the window at Vic’s Cleaners, San Francisco.
I love shooting commercial signs, especially the old-style neon ones. My favorite vintage neon sign was at a roadside motel in Clear Lake, California. I’m so glad I photographed it in 2017, because when I went back in 2019, it was gone! It’s tough to find these old neons around my neighborhood, but San Francisco is full of them, along […]
I know that some people like to paint pictures and happy messages on rocks and leave them for others to find, but this takes things to the other extreme. I happened to notice this very bitter rock sitting by the sidewalk on a busy street. I checked the nearby rocks but didn’t see any other messages. Hopefully, venting his or […]
Over the last few years, more than one person has perished while trying to cross the street along this stretch of Greenback Lane, where traffic during the morning and evening rush hours can become especially hectic. I’ve driven my car and even walked past these loving memorials many times, and I figured it was time to stop and take a […]