Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Bay Watch 2 : The Power Lines Of History


My second San Francisco memory is a photograph I took at the Golden Gate Park Visitors Centre which was only a ten minute walk from where we were staying. The Visitors Centre featured some magnificent frescoes by the artist and designer Lucien Labaudt which depict scenes of San Francisco life in the 1930s. History seemed to run down the streets of the city like overhead power lines, making it a wonderfully visual place to be.

Another great advantage of the Visitors Centre was that it housed the Beach Chalet Brewery and Restaurant which became one of our two favourite evening destinations. Some kind people had bought Heather a Guide to the real ales and microbreweries of the West Coast, and we dedicated a fair amount of time to necessary research. So I carry with me delightful memories of not just the sites of the city by the bay, but the unforgettable tastes of the city as well.

6 comments:

  1. Thank goodness you had Heather with you!

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  2. There is such power in all those New Deal paintings. I never get tired of them.

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  3. Beautiful mural...

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  4. I like frescoes and murals which show common everyday life and people.

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  5. what a gorgeous mural!

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  6. It is a mural that I had never seen before. I suppose the New Deal artist are not as famous but still were talented people.

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