Tag Archives: History

My Building Museum

After my HASF posters post I received several requests for views of the rest of the building. Since I became manager in the 1990s I have turned it into a museum of San Francisco & California memorabilia. The tour starts … Continue reading

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TAKE LSD AND SEE ūüí°

This 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

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The 12,400km by 200m Nature Preserve

The¬†European¬†Green Belt¬†initiative is a grassroots movement for nature conservation and sustainable development along the corridor of the former¬†Iron Curtain. The term refers to both an environmental initiative as well as the area it concerns. The initiative is carried out under … Continue reading

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Falcon Heavy Test Flight: A Momentous Event

The world’s newest, most powerful rocket in decades has reached space. It took a few weather delays Tuesday, but the private space company SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon Heavy rocket from the¬†Kennedy Space Center. Watch the¬†video of the launch¬†at the … Continue reading

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Rock n’ Roll legend Chuck Berry dead at 90

Chuck Berry died Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the age of 90. Police in Missouri where he has been living said, “The St. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as … Continue reading

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Old files reveal wartime tale of ‘Bolivian Schindler’

LA PAZ (AFP).- Old files have revealed the story of a businessman hailed as the “Bolivian Schindler” for helping thousands of Jews flee to the South American country to escape the Nazis. Piles of documents had stood stacked for decades … Continue reading

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Frieda reaches out to Georgia

  When Alfred Stieglitz found out that his prot√©g√© Georgia O’Keeffe had accepted a commission to paint the women’s powder room at Radio City Music Hall without his approval he was furious. Having met Diego Rivera and his wife Frieda … Continue reading

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After the Quake and Fire of ’06

Two¬†views I’ve never seen of the aftermath of the Quake and Fire of 1906. “Russian and Telegraph hills from roof of Ferry P.O., San Francisco.” “Palace Hotel, Market Street, San Francisco.” After the Earthquake and Fire the hotel was razed … Continue reading

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Science vs. Fanaticism

I love the use of 21st century¬†technology to repair 2nd or 3rd century¬†artifacts that were destroyed by¬†20th century fanatics who worship a 6th century¬†prophet whose words were not written down until the 8th century. Source: Art Daily Though not a … Continue reading

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What Geology Has to Say About Building a 1,000-Mile Wall on the Mexican Border

Much of the resistance to Drumpf’s edicts comes not from the media, or Democrats, or the millions of people who voted against him, it comes from science. You know, actual facts, not ‘alternative’ (i.e. made up) facts. Many of the … Continue reading

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