BRICK MANSIONS–SITTING EMPTY

The death of actor Paul Walker was tragic & heart rending. He seemed to have evoke the quality of being “nice.” This is a trait that is often abandoned when a certain level of success is reached. Fame & fortune can mess things us up–both for those who have it, and for those who don’t. It can be an oil & water combination, one that might work on salad, but makes the streets of life way too slick for safe travel.

BRICK MANSIONS is an action film. I went understanding that this was not going to be any great competition for either William Shakespeare or Tennessee Williams. But I did have some hope that it might have some of the James Bond or Arnold Schwarzenegger deadpan one liners, or some irony that would serve a purpose. It did not. I can’t quite keep up with the linguistic eloquence of San Francisco Chronicle film critic Mick La Salle, but he got it right. It was one pointless fight scene after another. The man who played ‘the con’ (David Belle) came closest to being an interesting human. He had terrific looks, but, more importantly, he had a motivation, protecting his wife from harm. He was convincing, and that small touch of human interest was about the only thing I carried away with me once the closing credits started rolling. To nod off during an action film? Sure did. It was a sad way to say ‘Goodbye’ to one who had potential to expand to other areas. Being sealed into chase/fight scenes may be lucrative, but not memorable.

It was very decent & kind that the film editors did offer a visual Requiem for Paul Walker at the film’s end.

A symbol of hope for BRICK MANSIONS--both in Detroit, Michigan & Galena, Kansas.

A symbol of hope for BRICK MANSIONS–both in Detroit, Michigan & Galena, Kansas.



You Tube Trailer For BRICK MANSIONS

FENCE WITH CAUTION

Not too far from here, a new outdoor Toilet facility is in the final stages of construction. It should be named The Princess Melita Bonaparte Memorial Toilet. She’s had to put up with so much of what goes into those places!

Here is the fecal fence for free finally!

All caution is off when the Grand Opening Ribbon cutting ceremonial is on. Down the street, the Memorial Shrine is nearly ready!

All caution is off when the Grand Opening Ribbon cutting ceremonial is on. Down the street, the Memorial Shrine is nearly ready!

Change of Chains

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 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.

The future of this chain hangs next to it.

DETRITUS & DECAY: DAILY LANDSCAPE/GRACE ALLEY SAN FRANCISCO

7 March 2013-The Street is Grace Alley.  The City is San Francisco.  This is right next to where I word, the Department of Public Health, in a building leased by City & County of San Francisco.  Grim.

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

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