Monthly Archives: July 2012

A-Z Challenge: The Letter C: Coit Tower

While not as famous as the Golden Gate Bridge or the Transamerica Pyramid, Coit Tower has nonetheless been a major San Francisco landmark since it was built in 1938. Visit the tower and you’re offered amazing sweeping vista views of … Continue reading

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Ailsa’s Travel Challenge: Food

Whenever in Sydney, one of my first stops is always Harry’s Cafe de Wheels (a Sydney tradition since 1938) in Woolloomooloo, where I quickly wolf down one of their classic Tiger Pies — that’s an Aussie meat pie topped with … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreaming

Dream analysts say that dreams of ascending or upward climbing signify strong feelings of recognition of your own self-confidence, experience and wisdom, and perhaps a subconscious positive affirmation that things are looking up and you are finally moving up in the world.

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Holy Dark Knight Trilogy, Batman! I’m A Dork!

Pictured above, friends, and purchased just moments ago, is my official advance ticket to next Friday’s The Dark Knight Trilogy at the AMC Theater on Van Ness Street here in San Francisco! That’s Batman Begins at 6, followed by The … Continue reading

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Animal Kingdom: The Beastly Art of Martin Wittfooth

The bewildering landscapes of Scottish artist Martin Wittfooth truly leaves viewers guessing. His bleak, post-apocalyptic visions are littered with burning buildings and degradation, literally a society in decay. But amongst this darkness are signs that new life exists and is … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge: The Letter B: Big Buddha

In my visit to see the Big Buddha (Tian Tan Buddha) at Lantau Island near Hong Kong, he was shrouded in fog, which made this San Franciscan feel right at home, and made the whole scene a lot more spiritual.

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Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Night

At night even the trusted and familiar can become dark and mysterious.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement

The bumper cars at Sydney’s Luna Park are a non-stop whirling dervish of madcap movement.

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The Haunting Art of Aron Weisenfeld

Aron Weisenfeld is a Washington D.C. born, Santa Cruz, CA raised artist whose deep control of composition, mood and light often evokes other masters such as Edward Hopper, although Weisenfeld uses color and shadows to create a darker, more somber … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge: The Letter A: Advertising

Specifically outdoor advertising, and nobody does that better than the Japanese. For someone who works in advertising, the city was a goldmine of inspiration. I don’t know what most of it means, but I love the relentless creativity behind it … Continue reading

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