Confinement and Creativitiy

Al Weiwei in Alcatraz
Ai Wei Wei’s Dragon at Alcatraz (photo credit madashl, 2014)

Ai Wei Wei at Alcatraz.

I’m going to see this show next week and I cannot wait! If you are in the Bay Area, try to see it.


Exhibition Review: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz
A prison cell at Alcatraz (Photo credit Architectural Record, 2014)


City Scenes, San Francisco

This metal hitching post on Fresno Street is missing its horse (or bicycle).

hitching post

Around the corner, the Kerouac/Beat museum is wrapped in cardboard brown.

3 -looks like cardboard, righ

My favorite purchase from the museum is this postcard. If you haven’t visited The Beat Museum ….”

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The Coit Tower, though not very far away, can only be accessed via a very steep climb to Telegraph Hill. Here she is, looking down at the Embarcadero and this year’s Americas Cup Race. Her red and gold lace silhouette is quite becoming.


coit tower
View from inside Coit Tower
View from below Coit Tower (I think that’s Alcatraz Island in the distance)

Across town the following day:

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Living wall art on Mission Street
8 -view from yerba buena gardens
View from Yerba Buena Gardens
9 -view from de Young
A different view of the Bay, this time from the de Young Museum (Marin Headlands is in the distance)

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