7/2/09

Ocean Beach and the giant camera

Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach

I met up with my friend Trina today. We took a walk by Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach

and drank Bloody Marys at the Cliff House.

Ocean Beach

Then we lingered in the Giant Camera.

Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach

There's the lens.

Ocean Beach

It rotates and projects moving images on a concave slab painted white.











I could stay here for hours



But that wouldn't be practical. A weedy patch of lavander and nasturtium gave some relief from the day's gray skies.

Ocean Beach

6 comments:

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

I love Ocean Beach, it's so nice to see pictures of it.

Frances said...

A fun day with a friend, wonderful, and those nashies and lavender are like a painting! It looks so cool, temperature wise that is, people so bundled up in clothing at the beach, the opposite of the beaches on the east side.
Frances

Bonnie Story said...

SF in the June Gloom! A mix of those huddled in parkas next to scantily clad folks trying to sun-worship. Up here in WA we are having the driest weather in 116 years! Hey, it's supposed to rain a lot up here... OK, gotta go water again now. Groan.

Bonnie Story said...

I remember the camera as the "Camera Obscura" in amongst the attractions in the old Museo Mechanique there at the Cliff House. The renovation of the C-House is awesome, but I love the old way it was. Happy weeding! I agree with the other commenter, the composition in the Nasty shot is so very painterly and pretty. Your photos are all great. I enjoy your man-on-the-street shots of life going on around you in public. Really cool.

chuck b. said...

I call it the Camera Obscura too. But camera obscura is just the name of the camera, and it says Giant Camera on the building, so...

Crochet Goddess said...

Beautiful pictures. I love the beach everyone looks like the are having a very good time.