Tuesday, October 7, 2008

in San Francisco

I'm in NorCal this week, and have been impressed by San Francisco and some elements that could be brought over to Anacostia.

this sculpture right on the bay along the Embarcadero is amazing, and huge. It would be great to have a playful landmark like this at Poplar Point.

it's the little details that really make a difference...

yep: awesome.

rails: just a regular part of the road.

reminder: the streetcar allignment was moved off of MLK because they said there wouldn't be enough room for all modes to share the roadway. i beg to differ.

1357 Good Hope Road, anyone?

good example of creative cornice preservation.

awesome multi-mode disposal bins. functional and snazzy.

nope, not a cobbler shop anymore, but the fancy furnishings store saved the sign. Industrial chic at its most urban classy.


Alex B. said...

Those 'details' along the concrete retaining wall are functional, too - they're artistic interpretations on the things they put on those walls to prevent skateboarders from grinding on them.

Regardless of everyone's opinions on skateboarding, that's a far better option than the usual after-the-fact ad-hoc things they bolt on to ledges like that.

Great pics.

Lauren said...

you are cool.
have fun in sanfran. :)

The Advocate said...

I will be in Orange County this weekend. Will have to keep my eye out on architecture as well although I think San Fran is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay cooler lol.

Keep up the good work! :)

When you get back can you send me that info about Historic sites? Thanks!