Sunday, March 6, 2011

SF Maritime Museum bathrooms - Style on track.

Although there's no sign of a mural (as opposed to the women's) in the men's toilet, I think you'll agree any self-respecting sailor caught short, would feel right at home with the porthole motif and nautical sparseness.

Sea life oozing with art.

More details from the fabulous interior WPA era murals by painter Hilaire Hiler - circa 1938 "Lost Continents of Atlantis and Mu" at the Maritime Museum.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Maritime Museum's Fabulous Fishy walls

Wonderfully refreshed WPA era original murals by Hilaire Hiler - "Lost Continents of Atlantis and Mu" at the San Francisco Maritime Museum. The other exhibits are a bit skimpy since the refurb - not a patch on what they used to be, and they say it could be 3 years at least before they get the next level going.
But the bathrooms are worth a visit.

Windy day near Trans Bay

Wandering around a part of downtown I rarely go anymore, noticed the dreary old Trans Bay Terminal is gone and a kind of plastic Camelot fairground with bus gates replacing it - to be upgraded by something much grander some years hence. Here and there demolished buildings contribute twisted rebar, rubble and razor wire. This unfortunate brolly, (or is it a kilt?) -  failed to make it over. Sad.