Walkabout, Day 33 — January 7, 2009


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We did lot of walking this day. We had a motel at the Wharf and after breakfast, we took the MacWorld bus to the Moscone Center, because we were in San Francisco for MacWorld, a convention showcasing and celebrating everything Apple and Mac.

Just walking around looking at all the exhibits there had to have taken our feet over mile, probably two. After we registered, Vesta went around the lobby, photographing the art there and I’ve included some of her photos below. Then we went inside and oohed and aahed at all the new and exciting stuff that’s all old hat and out of date now.

We left around noon, went back to our hotel, had lunch in the Wharf, then took a cab to Crissy Field. You can take a too mile walk along the beach to the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge there, but we didn’t, not that day. We had the cab drop us about halfway. So, only a mile to the bridge.

After we got there and took our bridge photos, we took a bus to the Castro and photographed some buskers there, before Vesta decided she wanted to Chinatown. So we got another cab, because figuring out the bus system to get us to the Castro really hurt my brain. Sure, it costs more to take a cab, but it’s a no think operation.

The sun was going down when we got to Chinatown, which makes for great light and I started taking pictures straightaway, but we only stayed for a few minutes, because now Vesta wanted to go back to the Golden Gate as she wanted to try and get the sun going down behind it. So we got another cab.

I asked the cabbie where the best place to get a sundown shot of the Golden Gate was and he told us Lincoln Park, so that’s where I told him to take us and he did. And that’s where we ended our day. We walked a bit in the park, photographed the Pax Jerusalem Sculptor and the Karin Maru monument and then we cabbed it back to the Wharf, where we ended our day.

Total walkabout miles, Vesta didn’t have her walking app yet, but I’m guessing at least three or four.


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This piece reminds me of Hoss on the TV show Bonanza.


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This one is a little strange.


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I’m guessing this one is the artist’s vision of Hell.


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I don’t know why, but this one reminds me of Groucho Marx.


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I’m guessing this one is of the Coppertone Girl all grown up.


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This girl was a one girl band and she was really good.


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Who knew a girl with an accordian could be such a showstopper, but she was.


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Vesta photograhed door as we walked on past. The Jook Joint was closed, which was too bad, becasue we’ve never been in a jook joint. I’m betting it woulda been fun.


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Why is my sweatshirt tucked in? It was awfully cold, that’s why.


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This was a tapestry in the window of a store in Chinatown.


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This is the Kanrin Maru Monument near the Legion of Honor Museum. It was a gift from Osaka to San Francisco, it’s sister city, to commemorate the arrival the Kanrin Maru warship in San Francisco in 1860.


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If you are interested in the story of the Kanrin Maru warship and why the Tokugawa Shogunate sent it to San Francisco, you can read more about it by clicking anywhere in this whole sentence.


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The Golden Gate Bridge photographed from Lincoln Park.


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Here is the Pax Jerusalem Sculptor, by Mark di Suvero in front of the Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museum in Lincoln Park.


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“Honor and Country.” The entrance to the Fine Arts Museum. We didn’t go in. We told ourselves we would the next time we got to San Francisco, becasue we like museums. That was nine years ago and we’ve been back at least a dozen times and we haven’t gone to the museum yet. But next time, for sure.


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Getting late, we’re tired and it’s time for dinner, so we got a cab and headed back to our hotel.

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Vesta’s hair is short in these photos and my hair’s not so grey.


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