Effie Yeah is on the American River Parkway in Sacramento County. I did a quick walk this weekend with the cousins and we saw a red-shouldered hawk and some acorn woodpeckers.
Looking out from the edge of the Presidio toward Alcatraz and the San Francisco Bay.
Dragon is happy to sit in the driveway for hours. Sometimes one or both of his brothers joins him. Sometimes he will sneak out at night to sit alone in the dark. Sometimes I'll stare out my office window and watch them watching nothing.
I got bit while breaking up a fight between two dogs. My thumb leaked for a week and you don't even want to see the other side. Fortunately both dogs are OK and I can feel my thumb again.
Maybe I'm forgetting something, but I think the last time I stayed in a hotel in San Francisco was during the 1990s when my Dad was living in a hotel here and I came for a visit.
My mom worked for American Airlines for nearly 40 years, so I've been flying regularly since before I can remember, but I still get a kick out of staring out the window.
Locke Historic District is a tiny California town built by Chinese immigrants in the early 20th century.
Reng Hang was a Chinese photographer famous for nude, non-sexualized portraits that focused on the geometry of the human body. He was probably the most famous Chinese artist outside of Ai Weiwei, who helped skyrocket Hang to fame. Hang's Naked/Nude exhibition was on display at Foam Fotografiemuseum in Amsterdam while Hang reportedly killed himself in Beijing.
Dominique Lambert is a common French name and the name chosen by French photographer Stéphanie Solinas for her project on identity. Lambert is apparently the 27th most common family name in France, and Dominique is the most common gender-neutral name in France.
Starting there, Solinas reached out to real people whose names are Dominique Lambert.
She then photographed each Dominique Lambert.
Working with police investigators, she commissioned written descriptions of the subjects based on their photographs. Then she had character sketches drawn based on those descriptions.
She then tracked down people who looked like the character sketches and photographed the lookalikes - i.e. the suspects, people thought to be a person of interest - i.e. Dominique Lambert.
The portraits of the suspects were the focus of the Dominique Lambert exhibition.
Portraits of the real-life Dominique Lamberts remained unseen, under glass.
Identity is powerful and easily manipulated. One of the best art exhibits that I've experienced.
Hiroshi Sugimoto is a Japanese photographer who brings fakeness to life (e.g. photographing dioramas at natural history museums). For this project, he recreated in wax the painted portraits of Henry VIII done by Hans Holbein the Younger, and then he photographed those wax portraits.
Tempelhof Airport was until 2008 an airport that served Berlin, but it has since been closed and converted into a public park and refugee shelter. There was talk of developing the space but Germans voted against the idea. Thousands of refugees made it their home, with freedom to come and go, and the open spaces (e.g. runways) remained available for public use.
I visited the Computerspielemuseum in Berlin with Robin and Gof.
There were so many old games and consoles that I remember, and also a few that I did not know.