Friday, August 30, 2013

The New Bridge


“What need the bridge much broader than the flood?”
William Shakespeare 1564-1616

Because of damage done in the 1989 earthquake, what the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge needed was a good seismic retrofit. It turned out that was more efficient to build a new bridge than to retrofit the old one. This is a photo taken two years ago when the new span of the Bay Bridge was being built. The bridge is closed this week-end and will reopen using the new span on Tuesday.






Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Not So Little

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things."
Robert Brault

Late in the day on Monterey Bay




Sunday, August 25, 2013

Anger Management

“If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate
something about your size?”
Sydney J. Harris

This angry infant is a one of many sculptures by Gustav Vigeland that inhabit
Vigeland Sculptor Park in Oslo, Norway.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Until Tomorrow

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”
Buddha 


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Litigation

“Litigation takes the place of sex at middle age.”
Gore Vidal

A lawyerly license plate

Friday, August 16, 2013

Make No Mistake

“Any work of architecture which does not express serenity is a mistake.”
Luis Barragán

This is the very correct ceiling of Tewkesbury Abby in England.





Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Abstact Post

“If you make pictures you are bound to be an abstract painter on some level.”
George Green

A photograph of the top of a wood post. Reality on some level.