I took a couple hours on Sunday and checked out the Bay Area Maker Faire. This is where anyone interested in building their own gadgets can get together and learn from each other and buy stuff. I took a few photos, but there was just an overwhelming amount of stuff to see, which made me wonder “what should I build”?
Here’s a few photos of our new neighborhood that I’ve taken over the last week as we get moved into our new house. Plus one of a drink that a cool bartender invented for us, but the bar, Tony Nik’s, is across town. It consisted of vodka, ginger liquor, lemon juice and orange bitters. We called it the Vertigo.
Neighborhood: The Castro
Old train cars: Historic Streetcars
Park: Dolores Park
This must mean we are now fully moved into our new home. These Flip Flaps are from a trip to Japan in 2005 (or so). They’ve been in boxes and sort of hidden away for a few years, but San Francisco seems to be a good place for them to reappear.
This weekend we did one of our first touristy things in San Francisco: We walked around the Marina District and checked out buildings that had been rebuilt since the 1989 earthquake. It was cold and windy, so we mostly meandered through the neighborhood instead of the bay, but we made our way to the Palace of Fine Arts. You’ve probably seen it in a variety of films and TV shows.
The only “fine arts” we saw were the the buildings that were built in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific Exposition (a fair).