We Built This City

Broadcasting live from "Little Switzerland," San Francisco. Twitter @TheRealWBTC. E-mail me here. An explanation of the title here. My other blog: The Sutro Tower Fan Club. And no, he's not a greyhound, he's a whippet named Chase (Rocket passed away in March). PLEASE DON'T message me on Tumblr, I don't check those. Yes, it's a real tattoo.

Mission Dolores, originally known as Misión San Francisco de Asís, is the oldest building in San Francisco, as well as the oldest intact California mission. It was completed in 1791. The bottom photo is a diorama of what it originally looked like.

Chow on Church… om nom nom

Monterey Blvd. entryway

Monterey Blvd. entryway

Old-school Mini on Clay downtown, with right-hand drive and everything

Old-school Mini on Clay downtown, with right-hand drive and everything

UCSF’s 15-Minute Public Hearing – Sept 2014 | FOREST KNOLLS

I want to make sure everyone is aware of the Forest Knolls neighborhood blog’s excellent efforts to cover UCSF’s attempts to stealthily chop down Sutro Forest trees under the guise of specious “data.” We are very fortunate to have the unusual habitat known as a "cloud forest" right here in our own city, and not enough public attention is being paid to UCSF’s maneuvers. Thank you, forestknolls.info, for keeping your eye on the ball on behalf of SF. I encourage everyone to check out their ongoing coverage here.

In the window of Teuscher Chocolate near Union Square

Pop-up greeting card in a Union Square card store. Note the missing Sutro

Pop-up greeting card in a Union Square card store. Note the missing Sutro

Sunset sky over Monterey Blvd.

Sunset sky over Monterey Blvd.

New podcast!

fortherecordpodcast:

In Episode #7 of For the Record, we discuss Angel Olsen’s “Burn Your Fire For No Witness.” (Above, the pics I took of Ms. Olsen playing at SXSW last March.)

Episode link: http://fortherecordpodcast.com/podcasts/download.php?filename=2014-09-22_ftr-episode-07-angel-olsen-burn-your-fire-for-no-witness.mp3

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Mason at Eddy

Mason at Eddy

Progress on this charming mural on Market between Jones and Golden Gate

Progress on this charming mural on Market between Jones and Golden Gate

Yerba Buena waterfall

Yerba Buena waterfall

Flowers at Yerba Buena Gardens

Flowers at Yerba Buena Gardens

Sunrise defeats @KarlTheFog (time-lapse)

Fog, Crocker-Amazon, yucca, bougainvillea

Fog, Crocker-Amazon, yucca, bougainvillea