Thursday, November 24, 2016

Balloon Boy

This is just a picture, offered here to soothe your spirit and quiet your nerves:

Friday, October 07, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Dreadful Photography - Lower Lake

It's Late Summer again, and so it's Fire Season in California again.  We sigh, and carry on.

This year, @Twitter has been publishing pictures from CalFire (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection) all season, and they've gotten a new, and talented photographer on the payroll.

Hereunder, the shots I particularly admired of the destruction left by the Clayton Fire in the town of Lower Lake, south of Clearlake in Lake County:

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Road congestion

"More money than brains" is a phrase often aptly applied in life. Our neighbor city of Lafayette has decided that a 3-way stop intersection at Olympic Boulevard and Pleasant Hill South will better serve its motorists as a roundabout. They must have hired a newly-minted traffic engineer whose professor came from England. My alternate solution:

So there!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Read It & Weep!

I really don't know what to say. But, please know that I do the weekly food shopping around here, and I'm very conscious of the prices.

These are from 1959, in the Washington D.C. area:

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Optical Illusion

Once you see it, you can never again unsee it!

Give up?

Here's a strong hint:

Monday, April 25, 2016

Rail transit, then and now

I stumbled upon a transit map recently that showed rail transit in the Bay Area in 1937.  Think no Bay Bridge, trolleys, Key System, the Oakland mole, ferry boats. It was a pretty intricate system, and some of the rails led to places far outside the Bay Area.

Now this map, drawn in the style of today's BART map, is far too condensed for me to read carefully. It does reference a source and a date, however, that has piqued my interest. If I find out anything interesting to my piqueness, I'll post it here.

For now. . .