Posts Tagged ‘Architecture’

SF architecture

February 3, 2012










We know we took this one in SF for fans of architecture.

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.

Transbay terminal

July 10, 2010

Put this 2010 shot of SF architecture in your scrapbook because it seems the building is due for some changes.

Bay windows

June 22, 2010

Homes with “bay windows” are ubiquitous in the SF bay area.  Is that how they came to be called “bay windows”?

The Parking Meter Building

September 9, 2009

MVC-012FThe Henry Medina, West Los Angeles, Parking Enforcement Facility was designed (by Nadel Architects Inc.) to resemble a parking meter.  It is on Sepulveda Blvd.  one traffic light south of Pico Blvd.  Note the “coin slot” on the left side of the building and the hours across the top to suggest one of those 12 hour meters you see in some place.

Note we specifically went there and took this picture so that we can send it in as a suggestion to the roadside America folks who are looking for tips.

Maybe if we give them several good tips we can get them started on doing another site for Roadside Australia?  Who says the World’s Laziest Journalist doesn’t do any traveling?


The hours are embossed across the top of the “dial.”  Below is a detail of the “coin slot” to the left of the “parking meter’s face.”