Does photography have enough trash? Or does trash rate enough to photograph? This rubbish bin is simple, does what it is supposed to do, that is if people co-operate & respond on a communal level & has a sort of simple beauty. Here is the shared vision of where most things end up, before becoming another’s treasure.
Bin was empty @ time of taking this picture. No law says that rubbish collection has to be an eyesore.
The shadow of ephemera collection…
Displayed near Fort Mason waterfront, there are two chains used for securing boats. One shows slight corrosion, the other significant corrosion. They act as testimony that nothing lasts forever.
The combination of time, air, and saltwater has left this huge chain in a state of dilapidation.
The future of this chain hangs next to it.
If you are looking for small & inexpensive item of a place you have toured & wish to have a reminder…Look no further than refrigerator magnets. Granted, it’s a matter of taste & preference, subjective to be certain. Some designs are much nicer than others, some are poor attempts to be clever. Airport gift shops are often good places to get them. The best ones are locally made, but they tend to be a bit more expensive. The more difficult ones to add to a collection are from very small towns, not found in airport gift shops simply because they are small towns a long distance from an airport, and many very small towns won’t have any.
In my travels, have found that small towns in New Mexico to be better about ‘local pride’ in terms of being represented via refrigerator magnets, than small towns in California. Especially enjoyed obtaining a very nice one about this time last year from Espanola, New Mexico, except that it had a tilda over the n, which I expect to be the name of the next Pedro Almodóvar motion picture: ¿Espanola ningún tilda sobre la n?
Have gone on several bicycle rides to Mill Valley, California, and have looked many times for a Mill Valley refrigerator magnet to no avail. Could there be a design contest for this one? I can imagine a reel of film in place of the usual mill wheel–a sort of combination of the town’s recent & ongoing history, tied into its past. Put a Mill Valley refrigerator magnet on my wish list!
Hope for a Mill Valley refrigerator magnet to add to my collection…
The Wiggle side of painted exterior device.
Eventually, you will get there. Bag on sidewalk contained my camera. I frantically pointed & clicked before the bag disappeared!
West Side of painted outside object-located near 400 Duboce Street, near Safeway.
It is frustrating to see these wonderful things & realise that the camera (simple point & click that it is) is in the apartment. When that happens, I do my best to make a mental note of the things I see, especially art that is not found inside the walls of
East side of painted device (a utility box?) near 400 Duboce Street, across from Out of the Closet.
a museum. That’s when I return for another look, camera in hand & do my best to share these special wonders.
7 March 2013-The Street is Grace Alley. The City is San Francisco. This is right next to where I work, the Department of Public Health, in a building leased by City & County of San Francisco. Grim.
Sadly, it has been like this for years. Sometimes it is worse than what is shown here
Just when it seemed safe to see a 35 mm film, a panavision horror returns to the Castro to bathe the audience with blood & death
Alors qu’il semblait sûr de voir un film de 35 mm, une Panavision horreur revient à la Castro de se baigner le public avec le sang et la mort.
This monster only gets worse with time. Ce monstre ne fait que s’aggraver avec le temps.
He makes it all seem so normal, making a comfort zone in the middle of a path of death.
Il fait que tout semble si normal, ce qui rend une zone de confort au milieu d’un chemin de la mort.