Sunday, August 15, 2010
I took a little trip to San Francisco last week to check out galleries and have some fun. I met my friend from L.A. and we stayed in the Westin St. Francis which was located right in the heart of Union Square. From there, we walked to galleries, restaurants, Chinatown and Market Street, museums, etc. The 20th floor, where I stayed, had a great view of the city, sky and water.
Here, I'm posing in front of a massage parlor near Union Square. I like the wacky window display. The city was super windy and you can see my hair blowing in this photo.
My favorite restaurant was Le Colonial, a French Vietnamese place (located in an alley) with an elegant dining room, plus an upstairs lounge that had a jazz/blues band. One could spend hours there with friends and not have to go anywhere else. The atmosphere was so perfect.
Here I am inside the beautiful Xanadu Gallery on Maiden Lane, San Francisco's only Frank Lloyd Wright Building. Frank renovated this building in 1948 (a gift shop) and used it as the prototype for the Guggenheim Museum. The people who worked here were super friendly, as were all of the people that I talked to in San Francisco galleries (which I will blog about next).
Posing outside of the Olympic Club which had two exceptionally well-endowed statues.
Inside Harry Denton's Starlight Room at the top of the Sir Francis Drake hotel. Incredible view of the city from the dance floor, plus funky vintage decor. Unfortunately, it was the wrong night and the wrong mood with pounding disco music instead of jazz.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Monday, August 09, 2010
From Ricksoloway's flickr, Cochise County Set
Saturday, August 07, 2010
There were six Overbeck sisters. Four of them established Overbeck Pottery in their home in Cambridge City, Indiana. They won many awards from 1911 to 1955. (Elizabeth Overbeck made the vase shown above.) Read about the Overbeck sisters HERE on a site dedicated to artists of Wayne County, Indiana. More history HERE.
Follow this link to see Fairies Vase on ebay:
An Overbeck vase on Ebay depicting the Cottingley Fairies has reached $21,000. but the reserve has not been met. About 7 hours to go....
I wrote about the mysterious Cottingley Fairies photographs (1917) HERE