Thursday, December 18, 2008

San Jose

I took Cal Tran from San Francisco to San Jose. Caitlin picked me up there. I felt lucky because the sun was shining and I got to see Babe the giant muffler man. I don't know if the locals worship him, but they ought to.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Muir Beach

This is the view from ontop a crest just south of Muir beach. These people have nothing to complain about. The coastline around here reminds me of Greece.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


There are so many wild Victorians in the Mission District. Here is another. They are still not unentirely affordable. The Inn San Francisco where I stayed had 14 bedrooms in the main house and another six in the cottage. There were six little theaters within walking distance, hundreds of restaurants and three used book stores all in a row.

Look at this one.

Another Victorian in the Mission District, San Francisco. The only way it could be better is if it was made of sand.

Another beauty.

I am getting so many ideas for my cabin in Greenwood lake. I want to buy some cheap wreck there and build a minature Victorian like this one. If you analyze them you see they are just boxes with a lot of ornamentation. Most of the details are repeated, which means they can be mass produced and repeated. There must have been wood carving and lathing companies that cranked this stuff out at one time.


For this neighborhood ( around 21st and South Van Ness) this is simplicity. Yes, this is elegant and understated.