Friday, August 1, 2008

Parting shots

Hello everyone, Scott here. I've been back in the ATL since Monday. I finally sat down and pasted together some panorama shots I took on the trip. Click on them for bigger versions. Enjoy:

New Mexico

Some hole in Arizona:

Atop the Art Institute in San Francisco:

Everybody's favorite bridge:

Friday, July 25, 2008

San Francisco part 3: The Final Showdown

So I went to San Francisco for probably the last time today. It's been fun, but I think I'm ready to head back ( cue "Oh, Atlanta"). Nevertheless, I wanted to grab a couple more shots. Here they are:

One last Music Trivia Photo Quiz. No prize this time, except maybe bragging rights to whoever gets it first : Here I am sitting on something, with the San Francisco Bay in the background. What 60's song does this reference? Hint: The writer was from Georgia.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Misc. ramblings

Nothing special happening today, just "hanging out in California" ( cue the Cruzados song. How's that for an obscure reference?). I have, however, discovered my favorite west coast fast food restaurant so far: In-N-Out Burger! Here's a pic of their menu. Their whole menu:

That's right 4 food choices! I love it!

Another totally random observation: I saw a "Andre The Giant Has A Posse" sticker in Haight Ashbury the other day. You can't have a bohemian city area without one!

I love California lawns. most houses here in Sunnyvale have a patch of grass (or some sort of greenery) of about 3 square yards for a lawn. They look like they'd take 5 minutes to cut. It's almost my dream of an astro turf lawn.

That's all or now. Peace out...

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

San Francisco part two

I (Scott) went back to San Francisco today. Being the stubborn, surly type, I decided to travel (once I got there) by foot. Bad mistake. Note to self: buy nice running shoes when I go on a trip again. I ended up walking all the way up to Japan town, taking in a movie at a theater recommended by my friend Brett (good call), then trudging all the way to Haight Ashbury, just to discover what I figured to be true: It's just like Little 5 Points, just bigger. I'm glad I went though. Next time, I'll study the subway and bus lines. Anyway, here's some pics:

Monday, July 21, 2008

My Ole San Francisco

So San Fran is a pretty awesome place. And Driving through the city with a manual transmission is not for the faint of heart... or for folks who easily get car sick.

My favorite thing is that we happened upon my old san fran digs. Well, its not like I lived here but I stayed with a friend Bryan back in 1993 when I was auditioning for the San Francisco Art Institute. One of the things I remembered so fondly was standing on the roof of the school with a beautiful view of Alcatraz and the city and playing a piano that someone had placed outside. It was like I was playing to the whole city. So, we went back to revisit my childhood ;) I was a high school senior then. The piano was gone (it has been FIFTEEN years after all) but the view was still amazing.

I decided not to go to the SFAI for two reasons: 1) everyone was doing lots of drugs there and 2) people in san fran look worn and old. I knew that both of these things would not be a good influence at 18 years at an art school. So I did not go in the end but my time there (where I was able to take some classes as an unofficial student) were still very influential.

Then I say again that was 15 years ago!!! holy crap I am getting old! Above is a photo of me on the roof of the school.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

San Francisco Day

Today, We went to San Francisco! If anybody knows me, they know I'm very fond of the number 19(as is Andy, we were both born on the 19th). Whatta you know, the very first cable car I see is:

Anyone who knows me, also knows I'm a car nut, And a movie fan. These next few pictures show hallowed ground: Filbert street, where part of the greatest car chase ever was filmed: Bullitt!

Check this out! Take a close look at the rear view mirror:

That's right, a 68 green Mustang! Awesome!

Here's a picture of a corner market frequented by my friend John back in the day. It's also in Bullitt (Steve McQueen buys a number of frozen dinners there).

This is McQueen's apartment in the movie. It's across the street from the market.

Here's a few random shots:

Lost in the Winchester House

Andy and I went to the Winchester Mystery House Yesterday, in nearby San Jose. What a trip! 160 rooms (at least they think it has 160 rooms, they're not sure!), nearly all of them bizarre! Sarah Winchester, heir to the Winchester rifle fortune, was told by a medium that the spirits of all the people killed by her late husband's weapon were angry, and the only way to appease them was to constantly build on her house. This went on 365 days a year, 24/7 for 38 years!
Enjoy the photos!