Spots Unknown

Cats on Plates

Cats on Plates
Photo by MrEricSir

This is some pretty funny shit:

They were initially interested in me, but when I failed to produce food they got into some civil unrest over who got to sit on which paper plate.

(More pics @)

Three Rusted Pipes

Three Rusted Pipes, San Francisco

These fellas are pretty dignified, no?

Superimposing the Past

Hunters Point, San Francisco
Photo by Telstar Logistics

1906 Quake, San Francisco
Photo by fivemilesout

Dirty Harry at McDonald's, San Francisco
Photo by Dollar Bin

Ferry Building Clock Tower, San Francisco
Photo by fivemilesout

All images found on the Looking Into the Past Flickr pool.

Valencia East Sidewalks Getting Laid

Valencia East Sidewalks Getting Laid, San Francisco

Glad to see it. (Thanks, Gwen.)

Name That Spot

Name That Spot, San Francisco

Have at it in the comments.

Pet Rats Need Exercise, Too

Morning Walk With Bonita, San Francisco

Marlena Vasquez and her pal, Bonita, on 19th at Mission, 8:45am this morning.

Truck Pulling a Victorian House, circa 1977

Truck Pulling a House, San Francisco, Flickr user "Dizzy Atmosphere"

From the Flickr stream of Dizzy Atmosphere.

Name That Spot

Extra credit if you can guess what's going on here as well. To the comments!

(Thanks, Charin!)

UPDATE: Guessed by commenter, Ariel.

Just Take a Few Moments…

Just Take a Few Moments... San Francisco; photo by Troy Holden

...and stare.

Photo by Troy Holden

Name That Spot

Name That Spot, water tower of McLaren Park, San Francisco

So, it's pretty obvious what the subject of this photo is. But can you guess where I shot it from? Do it in the comments. (Hi-res version)

UPDATE: This was maybe a bit unfair since it was taken from a spot that's not a landmark of any kind. The fence that frames it runs along the South side of Monterey and I was, of course, facing South.


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Name That Spot

Name That Spot, San Francisco

Take your guess in the comments.

UPDATE: Guess this one was a little too easy. theCara, from the comments, got it and got it fast.

Name That Spot

Name That Spot, San Francisco

Take a guess in the comments.

Tipped & Smashed Streetcar, circa 1920

Tipped & Smashed Streetcar, San Francisco, 1920

From the collection of the father of Flickr user fastfreddy. Does anyone have any details about this image?

San Francisco Girls on Bikes

Girls on Bikes, San Francisco; from the Flickr stream of "eugene.photo"

Girls on Bikes, San Francisco; from the Flickr stream of "[Zakka / Mikael]"

I'm not sure why the Kevin Smith post marks the start of a flood of female images, but there you have it...

BTW, here's tons more girls on bikes in San Francisco.

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Graffiti in the Ladies Room

Graffiti in the Ladies Room

Spotted at Bar on Church.

(Thanks, Gwen!)

When She Had a Face

When She Had a Face, from Flickr account of Orin Zebest

I really dig this close-up shot of the purple elven diva we linked to here. And I love seeing how she used to look (2007) before HATERS uglified her.

(Spotted @)

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Historical Heart-Throbs of San Francisco

Historical Heart-Throbs of San Francisco

Historical Heart-Throbs of San Francisco

Just in time for Valentine's Day! View the complete gallery on Flickr. Know of others? Link to them in the comments...

The Marina Shows It Cares About Haiti

Marina Shows It Cares About Haiti, photo by James Fallows

Way to sympathize, guys!

It is recommended that people donate money, not stuff. The above pic is perhaps the best possible demonstration of why.

Aside from all that, though: ew.

(Spotted @)

Today’s ’06 Lesson: Mission Dolores

Old Photo of the Day: Mission Dolores, San Francisco, found at Flickr stream of Steveningen

Something about the empty space in front of San Francisco's oldest building, pictured above in 1881 according to the caption on Flickr, draws me in. It was made of adobe. The brick-construction Gothic Revival replacement next to it crumbled in the '06 quake:

Mission Dolores Replacement Church Destroyed

Most Unfortunate Business Timing Ever?

Most Unfortunate Business Timing Ever?

These fine fellows look like they're feeling on top of the world in their well-stocked glass shop at 18 Sutter Street, San Francisco. The year? You guessed it: 1905.

As the story goes, the business didn't survive the quake of '06 and the family relocated to Los Angeles. Ironically, I'm sure there was a tremendous demand for their product as the rebuilding commenced.

(Spotted @ the Flickr stream of bcgreeneiv)