- For Sale: 1939 Porsche Type 64 July 8, 20191939 Porsche Type 64 RM | Sotheby’s – MONTEREY 15 – 17 AUGUST 2019 A strive for technological advancement in motor car performance drove the motorsport industry in the 1920s and 1930s, resulting in some of the most iconic race … Continue reading →
- Scored a Righteous T @ Haight Ashbury Today July 6, 2019
- San Francisco MUNI in the 1970s June 28, 2019When I moved here in 1976 I was dating a woman who lived on Russian Hill and after being fortunate enough to spend the night with her I would take the cable car to my job near Union Square. I … Continue reading →
- TAKE LSD AND SEE 💡 June 28, 2019This concrete parking strip on Haight Street near Masonic Ave was installed in 1968. As part of the new improvement plan the section with this graffiti was removed and tomorrow it will likely be demolished. To take a few last pictures … Continue reading →
- An Ex-Army Medic’s Collection June 19, 2019
- Astronomers Make Massive Discovery on the Far Side of the Moon | Smithsonian June 15, 2019A 1,200-mile-wide crater on the far side of the moon was formed when a huge asteroid with a heavy metal core smashed into the lunar surface billions of years ago. When that happened, the asteroid drilled through layers of the … Continue reading →
- Pageant of Pulchritude: 1927 May 22, 2019(click on photo to enlarge and zoom) Source: Shorpy Historic Picture Archive :: Pageant of Pulchritude: 1927 high-resolution photo
- GoLo or Go Homies May 21, 2019I found this Lowrider Magazine trophy on the corner of Haight and Ashbury in front of the Gap (which closed in 2007) and when David Gonzales’ ‘Homies’ first came out in the early Noughts I spent a small fortune collecting … Continue reading →
- Welding mask, about $8 February 17, 2019Tempting but I’m afraid that it would be too big for my suitcase and I’m pretty sure they won’t let me take it as a carry-on.
- Huancayo, Peru January 28, 2019My destination, Huancayo, is 10,692ft/3,259m above sea level. I live about 260ft/83m above it. I have altitude sickness meds and know about mata de coca but I’m still concerned. I had infantile asthma and even when I ran long distance … Continue reading →
- For Sale: 1939 Porsche Type 64 July 8, 2019
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This colorful photo was the Wikipedia Image of the Day a few days ago and I loved the ritual described in the caption: Photograph: Muhammad Mahdi Karim Bangles on display in Bangalore, India. These rigid bracelets are usually made from metal, … Continue reading
Explanation: It is the largest and most complex star forming region in the entire galactic neighborhood. Located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy orbiting our Milky Way galaxy, the region’s spidery appearance is responsible for its popular name, the Tarantula nebula. … Continue reading
Visual artist Adam Hillman is completely obsessed with arrangements and aesthetics. He spends hours putting items in the perfect positions so he can take incredible photographs of mundane things. His His ideas are simple, but they’re also extremely satisfying. Source: … Continue reading
Letters from Jerry Garcia to Kim Alexis, 1982 In the summer of 1982 Grateful Dead vocalist Jerry Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) wrote a letter to Vogue cover model Kim Alexis who he’d met in New York. The letter is in two … Continue reading
The rare fossils from the age of the dinosaurs look a lot like modern-day bird wings. Finding things trapped in amber is far from a rare occurrence: lizards, bugs, flowers and more are regularly found encased in hardened lumps of the tree resin. But when … Continue reading
Most of these are in my screensaver file, a nice reminder that this is a very lovely universe.
Some pleasant places to imagine yourself visiting:
A collection of stuff about what we cram into our maws. Basically food porn.
The amazing actress and bon vivant, Tallulah (“I’m as pure as the driven slush.”) Bankhead was born 114 years ago on this date. Shown here in the center, in the mink coat, in her iconic role as Constance “Connie” Porter in … Continue reading