My Week in the City

I’ve just spent a quick week in the city. The city, of course, is San Francisco. The week was exciting for a number of reasons. So, here we go… City Hall from Davies HallCity Hall Street LevelCity Hall Light Trails from Passing CarsCity Hall through Trees Yes, this weekend included St. Patrick’s Day. City Hall was green for the occasion.… Continue reading

By Comparison: SFS/ASO

I suppose we become spoiled bit by bit, without really being aware of the process. When we repeatedly experience something marvelous, and are even acutely aware of how extraordinary the experiences are, we still seem somewhat unaware that our expectations for this new, higher level of perfection are also growing. I recently had this expectation of excellence clearly defined for… Continue reading

More San Francisco Photos

Here are a few other PhonePhotos from my week in the city. I want to brag about Affinity Photo: perspective correction is really easy. Removing people, puddles, and objects (such as cars) is a mouse stroke away! Numerous distracting center foreground reflective puddles were easily removed from the above photo of San Francisco’s City Hall. I loved the two inverted… Continue reading

Staging Pornography?

This past Friday I attended the Chris Botti concert here with the San Francisco Symphony. I have had Chris’ Boston DVD for years and love it. My cousin introduced me to it. I was expecting a similar concert last night, maybe with the addition of some holiday music. Boy was I to be surprised! We were seated 15 rows from… Continue reading

But He Only Looked 12…

Last night I attended my first San Francisco Symphony concert of the season. This organization has never disappointed, even though I was a little worried going into this particular concert of all 20th century music. I don’t know how, but in college, I was pegged as the 20th century music guy: the pianist that liked to perform 20th century piano… Continue reading

San Francisco Symphony

This has been an eventful year here in San Francisco: the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge and the amazing fireworks display that celebrated the event (my photos and post here), and the 100th anniversary of the San Francisco Symphony! When the Stoid was visiting, we happened upon a tour of Davies Symphony Hall, the Opera House, and the… Continue reading