Saturday, May 27, 2017

Sales Force Tower -- May 27, 2017


The building with the slanted roof is the Leaning Tower of San Francisco, the Millennium Tower. at Fremont and Mission. Behind it is the nearly complete Sales Force Tower, which is now the tallest building in San Francisco. The two cranes make it resemble a Dalek.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Summer of Love 50 -- Mother and Child, Free Huey Rally, De Fremery Park, Oakland -- May 23, 2017


The San Francisco Arts Commission (http://www.sfartscommission.org/) has set up a series of posters by artist Deborah Aschheim.  "The Zeitgeist" is part of a larger series for the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love.  The posters in The Zeitgeist represent people involved in the Spring Mobilization against the War in Vietnam on 15-April-1967.

Huey P Newton, one of the founders of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, was pulled over by an Oakland Police officer on 28-October-1967.  A gun fight broke out.  Newton was wounded and the policeman died.  Newton went to prison.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Ringling Brothers, RIP -- May 21, 2017


Tonight the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus. the Greatest Show on Earth, will hold its final performance at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Long Island, New York. My parents took me and my sister every year to see the circus at the Cow Palace. I can still smell it. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

French Railroad Guns Look Formidable -- May 19, 2017

Railway Age, 14-Jnaury-1918

A railroad gun is a large piece of artillery that is mounted on a rail car for transportation and often for firing.  They were common during World War One, but are no longer used because they are too inflexible and vulnerable to air attack. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

1897 New York Giants -- May 17, 2017

1897 Spalding Baseball Guide
The 1897 New York Giants finished in third place in the National League, with a record of 83 and 48.  Their manager was Bill Joyce.  I don't see pitcher Amos Rusie in this photo. 

Monday, May 15, 2017

1939 Packard Model 120 Darrin Convertible Victoria -- May 15, 2017


We visited the Blackhawk Museum in June, 2013 to drool over their collection of classic autos.  Dutch Darrin designed the Convertible Victoria for actor Preston Foster. Foster had the front end updated in 1941. (051/dsc_0132-133)