As part of the renovation and improvement of Masonic Avenue, a welcome project for me since I regularly bicycle on it and enjoy its newly smooth surface and separated bike lanes, there has been installed this delightful bit of public art in the triangular space at the intersection of Geary Blvd. and Masonic Ave:
The acacia trees that once covered this traffic island had nearly reached the end of their natural lifespan and their roots had begun to crack the concrete so they were replaced with Canary Island date palms (*Phoenix canariensis).
*Given that the phoenix is the City’s symbol and is on our flag, there’s a nice synchronicity to this choice.
Amidst the palms are 3 pillars with arrows show direction and distance to places near and far. I’m sure the work has a name but as the construction of the brickwork surface is still going on, no identifying plaque has yet been added.
The three sign posts seem to be divided among distant places, medical and care facilities, and local places.
These are the same images enlarged and cropped:
There is not yet a clue as to the criteria for selection and many of the arrows are left blank. This may be for future spots but I haven’t a clue yet.
I will update the title and other info as it becomes available.