Lost In the Fog

Photographs of the great San Francisco Bay Area

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Location: San Francisco Bay Area

Monday, May 26, 2008

Bay 2 Breakers


Monday, May 19, 2008

Tough crowd

Photographed in San Francisco, during the Bay to Breakers 2008 annual footrace.

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Coca-Cola Nostalgia

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I first saw this old Coca-Cola advertisement over 20 years ago when I first went to live in San Rafael, Marin County, California. The wall is located on "B" Street, between 2d St. and 3rd St. In my memory, it was much brighter and much bigger, and I could have sworn there was a giant bottle of Coca-Cola, right there in the middle, too, so I was a little surprised to see the ad practically faded out when I drove by recently. But years tend to transform memories (and old walls, as well).

I understand part of the building is undergoing renovation at the moment and the day I was taking the picture, the construction crew told me that an artist is supposed to be coming in soon to renovate the Coca-Cola ad, as well. Maybe I'll check again in a few weeks to see how the wall renovation is coming along.

In the meantime, I am dedicating this picture to Donald Kinney, a local photographer and fellow blogger, who generously updates several blogs on a daily basis with gorgeous pictures taken all over the Bay Area. Check out his photographs and his daily blog when you get a chance, you really won't regret it.

By the way, does anybody know anything about Victory Grocery in San Rafael, and how long ago would a pack of Coca-Cola bottles like the one on the wall have sold for 25 cents? I'm guessing WW2 era because of the "Victory" in the name, but I really don't know and couldn't find anything on the Internet. Anyone?

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