I don’t think I could enjoy living in a bustling place like San Francisco for very long, but I do love visiting the city because everywhere I turn I find things I never get to see at home in the suburbs. It’s such a different environment with so much to explore that even the more familiar scenes shine in their […]
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 […]