Monday, April 19, 2010

1906 Earthquake Commemoration at Lotta's Fountain

A couple hundred people gathered at Lotta's Fountain at the corner of Market and Kearney on Sunday morning, April 18th at 5:12 am to commemorate the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. The fountain served as a meeting point during after earthquake and fire and each year a ceremony is held at the fountain in remembrance.
Compared to the thousands that were there on the 100th anniversary (which I also went to) it was a smaller crowd. This year the only survivor present at the annual anniversary gathering was 104-year old William Del Monte.
Its a touching event, with people gathered to honor the horrible event that almost destroyed the city completely. At the end, to show their pride in the city, everyone sang a rendition of "San Francisco."

Monday, April 12, 2010

A Stroll About Chinatown

Chinatown is one of my favorite neighborhoods to wander about in San Francisco.

I love to grab my camera and wander around the neighborhood and photograph whatever catches my eye.
It also give me a chance to have fun shooting, playing with different lenses, light, and my depth of field.
Everwhere you see pink grocery bags...
Everywhere in Chinatown...
Lady Liberty...

As you can see from this old gallery of my photographs on the SF Gate, I 've been doing this for years and I am sure I will always will keep coming back to the streets of Chinatown for more photos.

Monday, April 5, 2010

2010 Bring Your Own Big Wheels (BYOBW) Race

Yesterday I went to check out the 2010 BYOBW (Bring Your Own Big Wheels) Race down Vermont Street in Potrero Hill.

Its my first time to the event and driving there in a torrential downpour I wasn't sure the event would be going on...
But if someone is crazy enough to race down a hill on a Big Wheel, I learned a little rain would not be enough to dissuade them.

You can view more of my photographs and videos of the race on the SF Gate 2010 Bring Your Own Big Wheels Photo Gallery