Seen in the window at Vic’s Cleaners, San Francisco. Advertisements
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 […]
San Francisco — views from a bus window one Tuesday morning in October.
Long ago I wrote a short essay for a college English class in which I included a few details about the raising of the Sacramento streets during the 1860s. I’m fairly sure I’d heard the story from a tour guide at the historic Governor’s Mansion, but because I couldn’t cite a primary source for the information my instructor seemed to […]