Monday 10 August 2020
Dumpster, As A Waste Container, In An Alley, San Francisco, California

A green plastic dumpster seemed a little out of place in a tragically beautiful place like Pere Lachaise cemetery. A dumpster lurked by stairs behind a business. The rails on the side allow a garbage truck to easily pick up the dumpster and empty it into the top of the truck. A huge dumpster is used at construction or deconstruction sites. Typically filled with demolition waste, they are often topped of with regular trash contributions from around the neighborhood.
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Sunday 9 August 2020
Sayings And Writing, As Found Art, On A Power Box, San Francisco, California

Writing on a city power box said, "If I die before you die, I'll be hell awaiting." That writing appeared to be signed by, "TSCEEQ." The shadow of a tree partly shaded the entire expression. On a series of steps leading up into to the University from the western side, someone had spray painted a series of "wise" quips. A board was bolted to the wall outside the Lake Merced boathouse. It was unclear why the board was there, and unclear why the saying, "The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday," was so neatly printed on it. On a series of steps leading up into to the University from the western side, someone had spray painted a series of "wise" quips.
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Saturday 8 August 2020
Francis Scott Key Statue 1887, With Lady Liberty Above, Artist: William Wetmore Story (1780-1843), Erected By: James Lick 1887, Golden Gate Park, Opposite the Bandshell, San Francisco, California

The sign identifying this sculpture was etched into its base. That sign read: To Francis Scott Key Author Of The National Song The Star Spangled Banner This Monument Is Erected By James Lick Of San Francisco, California A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII A side view of Francis Scott Key seated in his chair. The shadow of the sculpture lay across small white flowers that dotted the lawn. The statue was located beyond the fountain in the middle of the seating area for the Golden Gate Park Bandstand. Two people happened to stand in front of the statue, thereby giving an indication of its size.
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Friday 7 August 2020
Oregon Tires, Discarded As Trash, River Road, Eugene, Oregon

A truck tire lay atop fallen leaves left over from the previous year. This mid-winter tire decorated grass behind a church. This tire trash was viewed from River Road in Eugene, Oregon.
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Thursday 6 August 2020
Rooster, As A Male Chicken Bird, Capay Farm Tour, 2384 State Highway 16, Capay, California

A rooster below, and behind a low fence, walked under the camera lens. The rooster appeared intent on reaching another place in the yard. A rooster gazed out from behind a wooden fence in Otis Orchards, Washington. It appeared curious, but was probably merely hungry.
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Wednesday 5 August 2020
Miguel Cervantes Statue 1916, Artist: Joseph Jacinto ("Jo") Mora, Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

Cervantes head was atop a rock and looked down at his creations. Kneeling at the base of the rock were Don Quixote of La Mancha and his squire Sancho Panza, the characters from Cervantes' novel. Sancho Panza was one of the two characters kneeling below Cervantes' head. Sancho Panza held his hat in his left hand as he kneeled. A wider view of both characters kneeling at the base of the rock. A metal plaque was attached to the rock of the statue. It read, "Cervantes 1547 AD 1616."
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Tuesday 4 August 2020
Mariposa Park. Owens Street, San Francisco, California

A metal cage was filled with rocks and topped with boards. That cage formed a bench upon which one could sit and rest. An expanse of lawn was bordered by shade trees under which one could lay down and rest on a hot day. A vertical sign that read, "Mariposa Park" marked the entrance to the park. In the foreground metal cages filled with stones bordered one way in. In the background ran an elevated freeway. A curved path led out of the park. It ran past mature bushes and mature flowering plants. A sign next to the path read, "Please Clean Up After Your Pet." The path in ran past two benches and eventually under a wooden arbor.
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Monday 3 August 2020
Los Angeles In 1968, Home For Sale In A Neighborhood, Los Angeles, California

A home was for sale in one of the many neighborhoods of Los Angeles. A Volkswagen Bus was parked in the driveway. A for sale sign by Hunt Realty was attached to one of the posts supporting a covered porch. Something striped was stored on that porch.
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Sunday 2 August 2020
Corn (Maize) Cobs, As A Vegetable Food, Finca Paso Llano, Nicaragua

Short ears of corn were arranged on a table in advance of lunch. They had been cut into short lengths to make them bite sized, and more quickly turned into cobs. Corn lay on the ground in the University District. If it was intentional, it was donated to the birds. If it was accidental, it was litter.
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Saturday 1 August 2020
Graffiti, Seen From Bus Ride Out, From Oranjestad, Aruba

Spray paint decorated the part of a building facing the road out from Oranjestad, Aruba. A pigeon on the ground watched the bus pass. An earlier graffiti of, "PA," was painted out using red paint. The newest graffiti was, "ABP," and was panted in blue over the earlier graffiti.
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Friday 31 July 2020
Goethe Schiller Statue 1904, Artist: Ernst Friedrich August Rietschel (1804 - 1861), Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

Both men wore tall socks and low shoes. The pants were tucked into the tall socks. A sign was etched into the back of the statue. It read: Dedicated To The City Of San Francisco By Citizens of German Descent of California In The Year Nineteen Hundred and One Renovated and Rededicated In The Year 2001 By The United German-American Societies of San Francisco & Vicinity The statue shown in context with the surrounding glade. A sign was present on the front of the base of the Goethe Schiller sculpture. That sign specified the title of the sculpture, "Goethe. Schiller." The two men gazed forever out at Golden Gate Park.
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Thursday 30 July 2020
Sat Upon Bench, As A Form Of Seating, Deco Tour, Oakland, California

A person sat upon a shaded bench in an alcove and read a book. A man sat on a bench in front of a closed office building and chatted on his phone. He looked comfortable and relaxed that day.
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Wednesday 29 July 2020
Rust Stain, As A Form Of Deconstruction, McAbee Beach, Cannery Row, Monterey, California

The original Transbay Terminal crossed Fremont Street supported by huge I-beam uprights along each side of the road. Those uprights were cut off as part of the teardown of the terminal. Here was the remains of one such I-Beam previously embedded in concrete. Water drained through an iron pipe embedded in concrete that faced McAbee Beach in Monterey, California. Rust caused by the flow of that water created a rust stain to appear below the pipe. An old, cut off bolt to the right of the pipe created a rust stain below it as well.
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Tuesday 28 July 2020
Pilot Boat, As A Form Of Water Transport, San Pedro, Los Angeles, California

A pilot boat, with two powerful motors, roared loudly on its way out to meet a ship. As it happened, that ship was the Ruby Princess, the ship upon which we were traveling that day.
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