Tuesday 11 August 2020
"Have You Seen", Valencia Street Posters, As A Collection Of Art, Valencia Street, San Francisco, California

A wall on Valencia Street in San Francisco was decorated with collections of posters. In the center was a shrouded person carrying a photo of a loved one. The person had wings and stood behind a banner that read, "Ayotzinapa." Other posters surrounded that central poster. One read, "Tax the rich, so we don't have to eat them." Another showed the head of Medusa and read, "Petrify Me!"
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Monday 10 August 2020
Dumpster, As A Waste Container, In An Alley, San Francisco, California

Three dumpsters huddled against an alley wall for warmth on a chilly San Francisco morning. The large dumpster napped. The middle dumpster was covered in cardboard for warmth. The third dumpers had its lid open waiting for that morning meal. A green plastic dumpster seemed a little out of place in a tragically beautiful place like Pere Lachaise cemetery. A dumpster lurked by stairs behind a business. The rails on the side allow a garbage truck to easily pick up the dumpster and empty it into the top of the truck.
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Sunday 9 August 2020
Sayings And Writing, As Found Art, On A Power Box, San Francisco, California

Someone had used a sharpie pen to write "You Go Girl" on the peeling paint of an old boat that formed part of the decoration in this neighborhood created park. On a series of steps leading up into to the University from the western side, someone had spray painted a series of "wise" quips. On a series of steps leading up into to the University from the western side, someone had spray painted a series of "wise" quips. On a series of steps leading up into to the University from the western side, someone had spray painted a series of "wise" quips. This saying appeared to be an advertisement for a Kenny the Clown .
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Saturday 8 August 2020
Francis Scott Key Statue 1887, With Lady Liberty Above, Artist: William Wetmore Story (1780-1843), Erected By: James Lick 1887, Golden Gate Park, Opposite the Bandshell, San Francisco, California

The statue was located beyond the fountain in the middle of the seating area for the Golden Gate Park Bandstand. Two people happened to stand in front of the statue, thereby giving an indication of its size. The author of the "Star Spangled Banner." Francis Scott Key, sat in a chair, his face obscured by shade. Lady Liberty held a furled American flag and stood on the very top of the sculpture. Eagles flapped their wings just below her feet. A buffalo head appeared to hold a laural wreath above a five pointed star. Below the star were the words, "Star Spangled Banner." A side view of Francis Scott Key seated in his chair.
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Friday 7 August 2020
Oregon Tires, Discarded As Trash, River Road, Eugene, Oregon

A truck tire lay atop fallen leaves left over from the previous year. This mid-winter tire decorated grass behind a church. This tire trash was viewed from River Road in Eugene, Oregon.
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Thursday 6 August 2020
Rooster, As A Male Chicken Bird, Capay Farm Tour, 2384 State Highway 16, Capay, California

A rooster below, and behind a low fence, walked under the camera lens. The rooster appeared intent on reaching another place in the yard. A rooster gazed out from behind a wooden fence in Otis Orchards, Washington. It appeared curious, but was probably merely hungry.
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Wednesday 5 August 2020
Miguel Cervantes Statue 1916, Artist: Joseph Jacinto ("Jo") Mora, Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

The two characters looked up at Cervantes' head. Sancho Panza in the foreground and Don Quixote of La Mancha in the background. A metal plaque was attached to the rock of the statue. It read, "Cervantes 1547 AD 1616." The two characters, Don Quixote of La Mancha and his squire Sancho Panza, shown from behind as they kneeled at the base of the rock. Atop the rock (unseen in this shot) was the head of Miguel Cervantes, the author who created them. A wider view of both characters kneeling at the base of the rock.
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Tuesday 4 August 2020
Mariposa Park. Owens Street, San Francisco, California

An expanse of lawn was bordered by shade trees under which one could lay down and rest on a hot day. A metal cage was filled with rocks and topped with boards. That cage formed a bench upon which one could sit and rest. A vertical sign that read, "Mariposa Park" marked the entrance to the park. In the foreground metal cages filled with stones bordered one way in. In the background ran an elevated freeway. Another sign bordered the entrance. It welcomed all to Mariposa Park and laid out the rule of conduct for those visiting the park. For example, "This Park Is A Drug Free Zone." A handsome selection of wild flowers and native grass grew alongside the path.
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Monday 3 August 2020
Los Angeles In 1968, Home For Sale In A Neighborhood, Los Angeles, California

A home was for sale in one of the many neighborhoods of Los Angeles. A Volkswagen Bus was parked in the driveway. A for sale sign by Hunt Realty was attached to one of the posts supporting a covered porch. Something striped was stored on that porch.
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Sunday 2 August 2020
Corn (Maize) Cobs, As A Vegetable Food, Finca Paso Llano, Nicaragua

Short ears of corn were arranged on a table in advance of lunch. They had been cut into short lengths to make them bite sized, and more quickly turned into cobs. Corn lay on the ground in the University District. If it was intentional, it was donated to the birds. If it was accidental, it was litter.
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Saturday 1 August 2020
Graffiti, Seen From Bus Ride Out, From Oranjestad, Aruba

Spray paint decorated the part of a building facing the road out from Oranjestad, Aruba. A pigeon on the ground watched the bus pass. An earlier graffiti of, "PA," was painted out using red paint. The newest graffiti was, "ABP," and was panted in blue over the earlier graffiti.
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Friday 31 July 2020
Goethe Schiller Statue 1904, Artist: Ernst Friedrich August Rietschel (1804 - 1861), Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

Both men wore tall socks and low shoes. The pants were tucked into the tall socks. The statue shown in context with the surrounding glade. The Goethe Schiller statue rested in a sunny glade in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It was easily found while walking a footpath. The two men gazed forever out at Golden Gate Park. Goethe held a wreath in his right hand. Schiller held a scroll in his left hand. The two men lived in Weimar, Germany. They were seminal figures of a literary movement known as the Weimar Classicism. They were honored with a statue, the original of which was located in Weimar, Germany. The statue in San Francisco was a copy of that original.
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Thursday 30 July 2020
Sat Upon Bench, As A Form Of Seating, Deco Tour, Oakland, California

A man sat on a bench in front of a closed office building and chatted on his phone. He looked comfortable and relaxed that day. A person sat upon a shaded bench in an alcove and read a book.
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Wednesday 29 July 2020
Rust Stain, As A Form Of Deconstruction, McAbee Beach, Cannery Row, Monterey, California

The original Transbay Terminal crossed Fremont Street supported by huge I-beam uprights along each side of the road. Those uprights were cut off as part of the teardown of the terminal. Here was the remains of one such I-Beam previously embedded in concrete. Water drained through an iron pipe embedded in concrete that faced McAbee Beach in Monterey, California. Rust caused by the flow of that water created a rust stain to appear below the pipe. An old, cut off bolt to the right of the pipe created a rust stain below it as well.
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