Friday 13 December 2019
Signage, At The Chase Center, Warrior's Basketball, San Francisco, California, As A Sport Stadium, As A Place

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One of several maps that showed the venues surrounding the "Chase Center." The red dot on the map showed the location of this sign and thusly oneself. Two signs rested on the walkway on the Warriors Way side of the stadium. The background sign was a blank canvas upon which daily events could be posted. The foreground sign listed venues that could be reached along this path, including an "Olafur Elliasson Sculpture." Notice that this path on the Warriors Way side of the stadium was called the "Esplanade." A sign was stuck into the ground among native grass just behind a concrete bench. It read, "Breathe Easy Zone, No Smoking." View all

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Thursday 12 December 2019
Warriors Way Side, Of The Chase Center, Warrior's Basketball, San Francisco, California, As A Sport Stadium, As A Place

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A separate curved building, on the Warriors Way side, was labeled, "Warriors Ground." When that building was open, folks could enter and purchase Warrior's attire and souvenir. The stadium curved away to face the Warriors Way side. Lots of reflections, glass, and lights along that side. Stairs led up from the street. Small buildings on this side of the stadium were shrouded in shadows. View all

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Wednesday 11 December 2019
Third Street Face, Of The Chase Center, Warrior's Basketball, San Francisco, California, As A Sport Stadium, As A Place

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A wide staircase, composed of steps and seating, wound its way up the side of a mushroom shaped building between the stadium and the street. Stairs led up the the plaza (a ramp was off to the left of this shot). Wooden pieces were stacked to form lovely bench seating. Lights lit the steps to avoid any chance of a misstep. The box office was closed that Sunday morning, but had room for four people to sell tickets. The sign that identified the Chase Center was posted high on the front of the stadium facing third street. It read, " Chase [logo] Center." View all

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Tuesday 10 December 2019
Face And Word Mural 2016, Artist: Amara Por Dios, An Alley Near Valencia and 15th Streets, San Francisco, California

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The signature was painted on the jam next to the garage door. It read, "Amara -Por- Dios •2016•." The face on the garage door shown in context with the surrounding painted buildings. Discovery was like finding a favorite painting in a museum filled with other art. The only other place one may find Amara Por Dios murals is in Great Britain and Sweden. The face was painted on the garage door in 2016. Sometime later, the artist named Tepa painted a word on the bottom half of the door. View all

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Monday 9 December 2019
Signage On Treasure Island, San Francisco, California

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A bronze plaque was attached to a stone boulder. It read in part, "In Memory of Bob Mahoney, The first Deputy Executive Director of the Treasure Island Development Authority." A sign pointed the way to many locations on the island. Notice how locations with long names had the last part of each such name cut off. A small bronze sign was attached to the top of a concrete turtle. The sign read, "Zoe's Turtle." The turtle was missing its head. View all

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Sunday 8 December 2019
16th Street Grade Crossing, San Francisco, Caltrain, Peninsula Railroad

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Notice that two gates lowered on each side of the tracks. Thus blocking cars from attempting to drive around the gates. Also note that the traffic signals were also tied to the rail controls and turns red when a train approached. The caltrain tracks ran under the 280 freeway. Notice how the vertical supports were covered in steel to prevent them from crumbling in an earthquake. Also notice how the base of some vertical supports were covered in graffiti. Off to the left side of this photo, notice the smaller gate that would lower to prevent pedestrians from crossing when a train approached. View all

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Saturday 7 December 2019
George Jansen In 2019, As A Named Person

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George was ready to celebrate Halloween, having put on devil horns. He reached out from the photograph to touch the viewer and curse them for not buying any of his novels . George in the guise of a woman, about to go undercover in a terror cell. Doubtless this costume is research for a future novel. Notice how he attempted to blend in by standing in front of a yellow painting. View all

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Friday 6 December 2019
Boy On Pole Of Power Box, Art From Public Objects, Artist: Tom Bob, An American Artist, A Treasure Island Drawing, San Francisco's Treasure Island

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The back of the boy was less interesting than the front. From this point of view, the blue pole matched the blue of the wheelbarrow. A happy boy wearing a red hat balanced on a blue pole held tightly by his two strong hands. The blue pole, that held up the boy, emerged from a concrete slab upon which a two wicker chairs stood. View all

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Thursday 5 December 2019
Bug, Art From Public Objects, Artist: Tom Bob, An American Artist, A Treasure Island Drawing, San Francisco's Treasure Island

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The legs of the bug were formed from electrical and gas pipes that rose out of the ground. The segmented underbelly of the bug was painted in yellow. A large green insect was drawn on the side of a shipping container that formed part of the Mersea restaurant. The insect stood next to a sign that read, "Mersea, Treasure Island, San Francisco." The eyes of the bug were painted onto rectangular electrical boxes. The head of the bug was drawn on the surface of the container. View all

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Wednesday 4 December 2019
Prisoner, Art From Public Objects, Artist: Tom Bob, An American Artist, A Treasure Island Drawing, San Francisco's Treasure Island

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The prisoner was drawn on the side of a shipping container that formed one wall of the Mersea restaurant on Treasure Island, a part of San Francisco, California. The prisoner appeared to be swimming away from Alcatraz. The prisoner appeared unhappy as he swam, using the Australian Crawl, to escape over the bay. The soles of the prisoner's shoes were created by painting the power feed caps brown with a horizontal line indicating the separation of the heel from the sole. Notice that the prisoner has two different sized feet. View all

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Tuesday 3 December 2019
The Rooftop Garden Generally, At Salesforce Transbay Transit Center, San Francisco, California

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Occasional flowers were seen to bloom at various points during a walk around the garden. Art was visible on the roof of a low warehouse next to the Salesforce Transbay Center. The art was colorful and resembled some sort of animal. In one area of the garden low round tables were available, some with chairs. The path around the outside of the Rooftop Garden was wide enough for three adults to walk side by side. A metal foosball game was set up next to the lunch area to provide the younger adults with a physical activity during lunch. View all

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Monday 2 December 2019
Redwood Canopy, On The Rooftop Garden, At Salesforce Transbay Transit Center, San Francisco, California

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The sign was attached to the fence separating the sidewalk from the plant exhibits. Here, the sign read in part: "The redwood tree canopy creates a unique ecosystem hundreds of feet above the ground." A redwood tree grew next to a pine tree. Neither tree was tall enough to create a complex canopy yet. A relatively small redwood tree grew against a backdrop of office buildings. View all

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Sunday 1 December 2019
Bus Fountain, Artsit: Ned Kahn, On The Rooftop Garden, At Salesforce Transbay Transit Center, San Francisco, California

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The sign for the Bus Fountain was attached to the fence bordering the sidewalk near one end of the fountain. It Read: BUS FOUNTAIN Environmental Artist Ned Kahn's bus fountain registers the movement of buses by activating water jets as buses pass under sensors on the Bus Deck below the park. Fern leaves grew over and through the glass wall that bordered the Bus Fountain. The water sprayed up through the floor of the Bus Fountain, which indicated that a bus had just moved below this point. View all

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Saturday 30 November 2019
Amthitheater, On The Rooftop Garden, At Salesforce Transbay Transit Center, San Francisco, California

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A lawn filled the area in front of the Amphitheater. Kids played on the lawn while parents stuck to the path. Steps led up to, and down from, the amphitheater stage. Plants grew over the hand rail, discouraging safety. Elevators, behind the climbing ivy, emptied directly onto a grassy area that faced an amphitheater stage (behind the camera). A sign over the stage removed any doubt that this was the location of the "Salesforce park Amphitheater." View all

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