I was up a bit late last night. Between the 8 hours time difference from the UK and getting suckered into “just one more row” on my vest – suddenly it was after 0200.
Not a great idea when you really had planned on being up early to hike around the city. And so it was a bit later than planned when I headed out, camera slung over my shoulder.
The Museum of Craft and Folk Art had a lovely small exhibit on paper cutting/folding from the Asian Tradition called The Shape of Things. And if you are an Origami person and are not familiar with Robert Lang go immediately to his site. You need Treemaker. Nothing like combining math with history to develop the fold-lines for about anything you would like to craft.
Of course, no interior photos were allowed.
Across the street is the Contemporary Jewish Museum which just opened in 2008. Built out of the Jessie Street Power Substation, the history of the building before, during and after the 1906 Earthquake is chronicled on the lobby walls.
The outside is glorious and inner design is impressive. Can’t say as much for the three exhibits (local SF – typical of type; Andy Warhol – commercial; upstairs exhibit – neither well posted or presented).
Around the Area
Special parking just for motorcycles, and at a great price!
Interesting buildings -
and those of historical significance. (Guess the Simon Winchester book made more of an impression on me than I thought. It is such a lovely city. To live here? )
And Fire Station #1 just tucked in, barely visible on what seems to be a side street.
Sculpture around the area
Besides lobbies, there were sculptures next to a few buildings and along a pedestrian walk-way.
The yarn – you can see the shades of natural brown through which the yarn cycles
and progress. The lower band is complete (20 rows plus edges) and half way up the first tree repeat