– San Francisco, California 2005 –
This 35mm series was shot on our wandering around San Francisco.
It is fleet week, there are airplane demonstrations over the bay, sailors on leave, and “the City” is lively.
– 10.6.2005 –
Arriving after dark with accommodations at Adelaide Hostel,
a room with a fire escape and rooftop access.
We go out in the evening but leave the camera behind as it’s too dark to shoot.
– 10.7.2005 –
Up early, we enjoy the continental breakfast,
then return to the room before hitting the streets.
and enjoy the architecture and swan lake serenity.
Evening meal at a second story Chinatown restaurant,
and some more wandering after dark without a camera.
– 10.8.2005 –
and back down Filbert Street pedestrian walkway,
into the North Beach neighborhood for a meal,
and a beverage at the Owl Tree before heading back to the Adelaide Hostel.
“No Dogs. Teacup Poodles OK.”
Montgomery and Filbert Streets.
While we were curiously admiring this unusual marker,
an elderly man called from a window in the building behind us.
“Do you know what that is?”
He explained that people would leave their garbage there
and he joked that if the city posted not to in six different languages
people would still leave their garbage there,
and then he pointed out the sign in six languages.
After adoringly befriending Dr. Bob Major, “Ginger” became
“office dog” and vice-president of public relations for her
master. Despite having flunked biting in training school,
one can plainly see that this apricot teacup poodle is
definitely destined for reading success.
TEACUP POODLES OK Ⓒ 1987 Dick Fosselman and Rick Helf
Donated by Mrs. Patricia Carson Major.
Live planting by Susan Stasio
“Dead End. No Groups Please.”
Evening in North Beach for a bite to eat,
a muralist at work,
and some sailors on leave.
Owl Tree lounge for a tasty beverage and snack mix,
interesting wallpaper on the way to the second story restroom.
Afterward, return to the Adelaide Hostel for an evening rest…
– 10.9.2005 –
before hitting the road back to Las Vegas.
That’s where our budget for 35mm film ran out.
What a city! We could take a lifetime of pictures!
Images with a ring around the subject matter are shot through a cheap fisheye lens.
When we return we will be shooting digitally and the series will be much longer.