March 29, 2010
March 27, 2010
March 22, 2010
March 21, 2010
Not much going on here for a while, due to an assignment that took me to San Diego. I managed to squeeze in a trip to Balboa Park, the historic recreational heart of the city. It’s a popular destination with locals and tourists equally, and a photographer’s dream – you never need to look far for stunning views. Here’s a boy running past the fountain in front of the National History Museum.
A favorite of visitors (and everyone having a camera within reach), the Lily Pond, stretching out between the Mingei International Museum and the Botanical Building.
Nice silhouette: The Museum of Man right before sunset, with a plane scribbling its trace marks into the darkening sky.
There’s something slightly unsettling about planes approaching San Diego’s Lindbergh Field airport downtown, flying right over your head when you’re standing in front of the park's administration building near Veterans Memorial Garden. That’s not the reason this picture turned out a bit shaky, though. It was merely the photographer using the wrong settings, but I like the result anyway.
March 9, 2010
March 8, 2010
While rightfully famous for its birds, Bodega Bay, a short drive north of San Francisco, actually has a few other animals to offer, too – and a really scenic view of the Pacific Ocean, Hollywood-sunsets included.
March 7, 2010
March 6, 2010
What could be more Californian than a battered up but sunny VW camping bus, carrying a mountain bike and decorated with a sticker that says, "Teach Peace"? Now, where did we put the weed...?
March 5, 2010
March 3, 2010
March 2, 2010
Does anybody still buy records? Those plastic things that spin around, sound scratchy after a while and don’t really fit into an iPod? Well, for music fans who do, the Bay Area is a true haven, with both Amoeba Records and Rasputin Music offering a huge selection of vinyl (and CDs) in Berkeley and San Francisco. Best of all, they also buy used music – from those of us who’ve gone all digital...
March 1, 2010
Originally a Spanish military outpost on the Golden Gate, Fort Mason is now a hub for the arts: music, theatre, films, and much more. Plenty of good food, too – and a great place to watch the sun set over the bridge...