Thursday 12 December 2019
Warriors Way Side, Of The Chase Center, Warrior's Basketball, San Francisco, California, As A Sport Stadium, As A Place

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The stadium curved away to face the Warriors Way side. Lots of reflections, glass, and lights along that side. Stairs led up from the street. Small buildings on this side of the stadium were shrouded in shadows. A separate curved building, on the Warriors Way side, was labeled, "Warriors Ground." When that building was open, folks could enter and purchase Warrior's attire and souvenir. View all

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Wednesday 11 December 2019
Third Street Face, Of The Chase Center, Warrior's Basketball, San Francisco, California, As A Sport Stadium, As A Place

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The sign that identified the Chase Center was posted high on the front of the stadium facing third street. It read, " Chase [logo] Center." A new light rail station for the T-Third Street train was constructed directly in front of the stadium. This long station replaced the shorter (and to be removed) 16th Street station a block further down the street. For those unfamiliar with San Francisco, Third Street crosses all the other higher numbered streets. Ordinary Folk had to pass through security checks to gain entry. View all

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Tuesday 10 December 2019
Face And Word Mural 2016, Artist: Amara Por Dios, An Alley Near Valencia and 15th Streets, San Francisco, California

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The face was painted on the garage door in 2016. Sometime later, the artist named Tepa painted a word on the bottom half of the door. The face on the garage door shown in context with the surrounding painted buildings. Discovery was like finding a favorite painting in a museum filled with other art. The only other place one may find Amara Por Dios murals is in Great Britain and Sweden. The signature was painted on the jam next to the garage door. It read, "Amara -Por- Dios •2016•." View all

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Monday 9 December 2019
Signage On Treasure Island, San Francisco, California

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A sign pointed the way to the Bay Bridge Trail and destinations in Oakland and Emeryville accessible from it. The trail itself was a sidewalk built alongside the roadway when the new Oakland section of the Bay Bridge was built. A sign pointed the way to many locations on the island. Notice how locations with long names had the last part of each such name cut off. A bronze plaque was attached to a stone boulder. It read in part, "In Memory of Bob Mahoney, The first Deputy Executive Director of the Treasure Island Development Authority." View all

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Sunday 8 December 2019
16th Street Grade Crossing, San Francisco, Caltrain, Peninsula Railroad

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The caltrain tracks ran under the 280 freeway. Notice how the vertical supports were covered in steel to prevent them from crumbling in an earthquake. Also notice how the base of some vertical supports were covered in graffiti. Notice that two gates lowered on each side of the tracks. Thus blocking cars from attempting to drive around the gates. Also note that the traffic signals were also tied to the rail controls and turns red when a train approached. View all

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Saturday 7 December 2019
George Jansen In 2019, As A Named Person

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George was ready to celebrate Halloween, having put on devil horns. He reached out from the photograph to touch the viewer and curse them for not buying any of his novels . George in the guise of a woman, about to go undercover in a terror cell. Doubtless this costume is research for a future novel. Notice how he attempted to blend in by standing in front of a yellow painting. View all

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Friday 6 December 2019
Boy On Pole Of Power Box, Art From Public Objects, Artist: Tom Bob, An American Artist, A Treasure Island Drawing, San Francisco's Treasure Island

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The back of the boy was less interesting than the front. From this point of view, the blue pole matched the blue of the wheelbarrow. A happy boy wearing a red hat balanced on a blue pole held tightly by his two strong hands. The blue pole, that held up the boy, emerged from a concrete slab upon which a two wicker chairs stood. View all

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Thursday 5 December 2019
Bug, Art From Public Objects, Artist: Tom Bob, An American Artist, A Treasure Island Drawing, San Francisco's Treasure Island

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The legs of the bug were formed from electrical and gas pipes that rose out of the ground. The segmented underbelly of the bug was painted in yellow. The eyes of the bug were painted onto rectangular electrical boxes. The head of the bug was drawn on the surface of the container. A large green insect was drawn on the side of a shipping container that formed part of the Mersea restaurant. The insect stood next to a sign that read, "Mersea, Treasure Island, San Francisco." View all

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Wednesday 4 December 2019
Prisoner, Art From Public Objects, Artist: Tom Bob, An American Artist, A Treasure Island Drawing, San Francisco's Treasure Island

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The soles of the prisoner's shoes were created by painting the power feed caps brown with a horizontal line indicating the separation of the heel from the sole. Notice that the prisoner has two different sized feet. The prisoner's legs were metal power feeds attached to the container. The prisoner's eye was huge, looking back at the prison from which he had escaped. The prisoner appeared unhappy as he swam, using the Australian Crawl, to escape over the bay. View all

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Tuesday 3 December 2019
The Rooftop Garden Generally, At Salesforce Transbay Transit Center, San Francisco, California

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A grassy hill was in the middle of the Rooftop Garden. One could walk on it and even have picnics on it. A Starbucks cafe occupied the third floor of the Salesforce Tower. To the right and inside was an elevator down. A sign was titled, "Seismic Joint + Earthquake." It described how the three sections of the Salesforce Transbay Center connected to each other using seismic joints so that the three sections could move independently in an earthquake. A trio of cans lined the path. A black one for deposit of landfill trash. A blue one for receipt of recyclables. And a green one for deposit of food waste to become composted. View all

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Monday 2 December 2019
Redwood Canopy, On The Rooftop Garden, At Salesforce Transbay Transit Center, San Francisco, California

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The sign was attached to the fence separating the sidewalk from the plant exhibits. Here, the sign read in part: "The redwood tree canopy creates a unique ecosystem hundreds of feet above the ground." A relatively small redwood tree grew against a backdrop of office buildings. A redwood tree grew next to a pine tree. Neither tree was tall enough to create a complex canopy yet. View all

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Sunday 1 December 2019
Bus Fountain, Artsit: Ned Kahn, On The Rooftop Garden, At Salesforce Transbay Transit Center, San Francisco, California

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The water sprayed up through the floor of the Bus Fountain, which indicated that a bus had just moved below this point. The Bus Fountain was bordered by a glass wall that reflected seating that faced the fountain. The holes in the floor are the holes up through which water is projected when a bus moves below. The sign for the Bus Fountain was attached to the fence bordering the sidewalk near one end of the fountain. It Read: BUS FOUNTAIN Environmental Artist Ned Kahn's bus fountain registers the movement of buses by activating water jets as buses pass under sensors on the Bus Deck below the park. View all

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Saturday 30 November 2019
Amthitheater, On The Rooftop Garden, At Salesforce Transbay Transit Center, San Francisco, California

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A lawn filled the area in front of the Amphitheater. Kids played on the lawn while parents stuck to the path. A sign over the stage removed any doubt that this was the location of the "Salesforce park Amphitheater." Elevators, behind the climbing ivy, emptied directly onto a grassy area that faced an amphitheater stage (behind the camera). Steps led up to, and down from, the amphitheater stage. Plants grew over the hand rail, discouraging safety. View all

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Friday 29 November 2019
Signs, On The Rooftop Garden, At Salesforce Transbay Transit Center, San Francisco, California

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At intervals, an informational sign would be posted against the fence bordering the sidewalk. This sign described, "San Francisco's Fog." A sign near a central lawn read, in part: "Salesforce, Family Sunday Fun Day, Sundays 11am - 12:30pm." Other buildings, in addition to the Salesforce building, also had level access to the garden. This particular access was marked, "No Exit." A small metal sign was attached to a stone by the elevators. It read: "Salesforce Park, Public Park, All are welcome." At intervals, pillar style exit signs would point the way to exits as in stairs, escalators, and elevators. View all

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