Archive for March, 2011

Trip to 1940 World’s Fair

March 31, 2011

The World’s Fair Headquarters building (now a leasing office) as it appeared on Wednesday, March 30, 2011.

Canadian tourists stop at 1940 World’s Fair site.

Photo for Mike M

March 30, 2011

This bumper sticker (seen recently in Berkeley CA) reminded the photographer of the Mike Malloy radio show.

Chopped Bug spotting in Berkeley CA

March 29, 2011

On Monday, March 28, 2011, we spotted (and got a photo of) this Volkswagen (with an oval rear window) on Shattock in Berkeley CA.

Quoting Kerouac in L. A.

March 29, 2011

This art installation was seen recently in L. A.

Walk sign

March 27, 2011

This “walk” sign, seen recently in Venice CA, seems to send a mixed message.

Bird-spotting in Venice CA

March 26, 2011

This is a bird we spotted recenlty in Venice CA.  It’s a bird.  We spotted it.

World’s smallest front yard

March 25, 2011

Tourists come from all over the world to stroll along Ocean Front Walk in Venice CA.  The most popular section is from the Santa Monica Pier down to Venice Blvd.  If you stroll further south towards Washington Blvd. and the Venice Pier, you will (if you look at the beachfront homes) see one that claims it has “the world’s smallest front yard.”  We saw it recently and took some photos.

The 8 of clubs

March 23, 2011

Many years ago, in Ripley’s “Believe It or Not,” we read about a guy who over the course of his lifetime, had found an example of every one of the cards in a deck of cards.  We will not try to duplicate that feat.  We took a photo of this card, but that’s it.  We don’t intend on spending the rest of our life taking photos of the various solo playing cards we spot.

Fallout in Berkeley?

March 20, 2011

It can’t come here, if it’s against the law.  Can it?

Candid photos in the good old days

March 19, 2011

Film heads can only envy the young folks today who can take digital photos in dark places with no problems (really?) but back in the day “available light” photography was a challenge.  We found this snapshot while researching the topic of snapshot collecting.  We have no idea who took it.  Where. or When.

We may write a column on it just for a change of pace topic.