A Trip to the SF MOMA with Christina

I have been digesting the visual smorgasbord I saw last Sunday at the MOMA here in San Francisco,  So many ideas and questions arose as I wandered the now-seven floors that my friend Christina and I visited with much anticipation. We had joined up to see one of our photography icons, Diane Arbus. A friend…

Old Man Sutro

At the SF MOMA I spied Sutro Tower in the distance. He has a way of staying just out of the corner of my eye. Then he’ll pop up out of the fog. He may be a thing of the past, but he constantly reminds San Francisco he is there on Twin Peaks, keeping an…

Hints of History

You can still see the existing interior of the City of Paris department store, especially at dusk when the pillars that support the dome are illuminated. Glass and steel are fine, but the building that now houses Neiman Marcus is no match to the old classic department store that once stood on the corner of…

Goodbye to Gasser’s

Adolph Gasser’s is closing at the end of this month. I went into the store the other morning and asked them about it, and the woman behind the counter said that, thankfully, it’s not been pushed out like a lot of other San Francisco businesses have been in recent years. The owners are retiring.  My…