My brother, friends, and I have had an amazing summer. We called it Summer Camp 2012. As our final hurrah to a summer well loved several of the peeps and I headed into the city for a day at the Academy of Sciences. It was an afternoon of wonder and excitement. We commented on the fact that because we did not have adult supervision….we might have misbehaved a bit more then the smaller people under feet.
After a full day of walking, giggling and (gently) poking sea stars we headed to dinner. It was decided by consensus that after a day spent near our aquatic friends, sushi was a good idea. On our way to our old faithful Naked Fish, I spotted a pair of headphones that could not be ignored. This young woman was commuting in style,listening to beats that definitely matched her SF beat.
I was working early in the city a few Saturdays past. The part of town I was heading towards did not have a great deal of parking. So I decided to try taking Bart (Our local underground “Tube”) from Berkeley into SF. To be honest, it was my first official time ever using Bart as a form of transportation. After living in the Bay Area almost four years…I decided it needed to be done
In many ways using public transportation frees one up to actually see. To observe and photograph at will, without the worries that go with maneuvering a car from point a to point b. One of the great joys I miss from my summer abroad was the freedom that came with constantly walking, and taking trains to my desired destinations.
One of the first people I saw after stepping off Bart was a very sweet man by the name of Salvatore. He was on his way to perform at a club, as he indicated, around the corner. We spoke for a few minutes, and upon hearing my name, he sang to me. It was a sweet ballad from Mexico about “Raquelita” or little Rachael. I was so tickled by his song, and left waving my goodbyes to him in souring spirits.
After a rather enjoyable morning working, it was time to head back to East Bay. I hopped on Bart and after almost taking the wrong route, I managed to find my way to the appropriate line.Part way into my trip I spent a few minutes watching a rather cool dude. I finally asked if I could photograph him. The headphones and the sunglasses were such an amazing blend of awesomeness.
Ready For Action
I was out in Fairfax having a poke through one of my favorite stores Revolution 9. After finding several humor worthy presents for a friends birthday, I stumbled back out into the light. Looking up I saw a gentleman working in his absolutely magnificent Motorbike. Rider and ride felt so perfectly matched, the photograph below almost took itself. Chrome, leather, and a sense of adventure were the feelings I took with me as I headed home.
A pause in tinkering
Last Sunday afternoon I found myself in Dolores Park. I think that it falls in to the category of one of my favorite parks in the Bay Area. Always lots of happy picnicking people and general shenanigans to be had.
Such a lovely Hat
A Summer Moment
The Dance Off
Find Waldo Moment
Hermes in the Park
The Robot DJ!
A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte Moment
Perfect Reading Spot